Museums & Monuments: The Hague Area

Here you will find science, natural history, marine and cultural museums located in The Hague (Den Haag) and Delft areas, including Wassenaar, Rijswijk, Voorburg and Zoetermeer. Also find historical monuments and windmills in this region of Zuid-Holland.

Museum Bredius
Collection of paintings by Rembrandt and Jan Steen and also antique furniture, engraved silver and porcelain. Open Tuesday to Sunday 12:00-17:00. Lange Vijverberg 14, 2513 AC Den Hague.
Museum Scheveningen
Scheveningen historical museum with artifacts, furnishings, newspaper clippings circa 1900, depicting origins of the beach community. Tue to Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00.Tram 9 (Stevinstraat),1 (Badhuisstraat). Neptunusstraat 90-92, 2586 GT Den Haag.
De Beurs van Londen
Museum "The London Stock Exchange" is situated in a historic (1544) canal house in Delft with unique beam paintings (1620), antique English furniture and porcelain. Guided tours in English Thu to Sun 13:00-17:00. Located at Oude Delft 68.
The Hague natural history museum offers educational and interactive exhibits relating to archaeology, geology, biology, ethnology and technology. Open Tue to Sun 11:00-17:00. Stahouderslaan 37, Den Haag
Museum Beelden aan Zee
Museum in the dunes above Scheveningen beach. Sculptures and art, including the fairy tales sculptures by the sea by American sculptor Tom Otterness. Tue to Sun 10:00-17:00. Tram 1 (Scheveningseslag). Harteveltstraat 1, 2586 EL Den Haag
Art museum in The Hague Binnenhof area features paintings owned by Prince Willem V of Orange including Girl with the Pearl Earing by Vemeer. Recently renovated. Plein 29, 2511 CS Den Haag
Westland Museum
Zuid Holland museum which offers maps, drawings and photographs telling the history of the Westlands area. Museum open on Thursdays and 1st/3rd Saturdays of month (13:30-17:00). Bus 30. Middel Broekweg 154, 2675 KL Honselersdijk
Escher in Het Paleis
The Hague art museum showcases the works of Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) in the former Winter Palace of Queen Emma. His paintings include "Day and Night" and "Belvedere". Open Tue to Sun 11:00-17:00. Lange Voorhout 74, Den Haag
Windmill de Korenaer (The Hague)
Historic windmill (built in 1721) located in The Hague Loosduinen area, originally used for grinding corn into flour. Open on special days (such as national windmill and monumentdays). Tram 2. Margaretha van Hennebergweg 4, 2552 BA Den Haag
Huygensmuseum Hofwijck
The Hague area museum in Voorburg dedicated to Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens who both played important roles in Dutch history in both science and politics. Tue to Thu, Sat, Sun 12:00-17:00. Train (Voorburg). Westeinde 2a, 2275 AD Voorburg
Fotomuseum Den Haag
The Hague Museum of Photography is part of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and opened in 2002. Each year, the museum presents approximately five different exhibitions ranging from traditional to contemporary. Stadhouderslaan 43,  The Hague
The Hague Tram Museum
The Hague tram museum is located in the Laakhaven-West area and showcases each type of tram which has been in service since this type of transport was first introduced in the city, from horse-drawn to electrical. Open Apr to Oct. 15-min walk from Hollands...
Plein 1813
Stone monument in the center of Plein 1813 (square) in The Hague Willempark area, which commemorates the 1813 victory over Napoleon. The statue includes a bronze of the triumphant Dutch Virgin on top and King William I on city side. Plein 1813.
Windmill de Roos (Delft)
Delfts molen (windmill) was built in 1679 and has "monument" status. It has been refurbished and is able to grind again. Various flours are for sale including pancake flour. Visit Thu 11:00-17:00. Tram 1/19. Phoenixstraat 112, Delft
Museum Voor Communicatie
Communication museum in The Hague which offers programs for groups from primary education, secondary education, practical training and vocational education for Dutch speakers. Zeestraat 82, 2518 AD Den Haag
Brandweer Museum Wassenaar
Wassenaar fire house museum with a collection of historic pieces from the original firehouse, including photographs, vehicles, clothing. Bus 43, 91 (Jonkerlaan). Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 CP Wassenaar
Windmill de Windlust (Wateringen)
Monumental flour mill south of The Hague in Wateringen town center dates from 1869 (previous windmills on the site date to 1300s). The 14-meter tall windmill is operated by volunteers with a store in the base and can be visited on Saturdays. Heulweg 8A, 2...
Windmill de Hoop (Zoetermeer)
Windmill in Zoetermeer built in 1897 now has monument status. The mill was damaged by fire in the 1970s but restored in the 1980s. Today it is managed by Molen de Hoop Foundation. Open Fri/Sat 11:00-17:00. Eerste Stationsstraat 37a, Zoetermeer
Windmill De Nieuwe Veenmolen (The Hague)
Historic windmill in The Hague Mariahoeve area built in 1625. It was used to drain the polder area. Today it is used as a restaurant for hosting private parties and events. IJsclubweg 111, 2593 HH Den Haag
Museum Het Prinsenhof
Delft museum with permanent exhibition of William I, Prince of Orange, considered to be the father of the country and who is buried in the Nieuwe Kerk. Temporary exhibitions also. Tram 1/19 (Prinsenhof). Sint Agathaplein 1, Delft
Loosduins Museum
The Hague museum in Loosduinen, set in an original 1895 windmill and grain storage facility. Restored in 1983. Open Sat 13:00-17:00, 1st Sunday of Month. Tram 2 (Kapelaan Meereboerweg). Margaretha van Hennebergweg 2A, 2552 BA Den Haag.
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
The Hagues Gemeentemuseum contains the largest collection of Mondriaan paintings in the world. Located in the International Zone area. Open Tue to Sun 11:00-17:00. Accessible by tram #17 (Museon). Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag.
Louwman Museum
National automotive museum in The Hagues Clingendael area. The building was designed by American Michael Graves and showcases auto-related art: paintings, sculptures and posters. Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 BB Den Haag.
Windmill de Vlieger (Voorburg)
Historic windmill (1621) in The Hague area, which originally functioned to drain the polder area of Voorburg. Renovated, fully operational and runs regularly. Open April to October (Wed, Sat 13:30-16:30). Group appointments. Essepad 3, 2272 JS Voorburg
Windmill de Salamander (Leidschendam)
Historic windmill in Leidschendam city center area. Built 1777. Renovated and relocated to current location in early 1990s. Open to the public for visits on Wed, Sat 14:00-16:00. Bus 45, 46 (Damlaan). De Wiek 19, 2265 VK Leidschendam
Het van Kinderen Museum
Childrens interactive museum in The Hague area, for ages 6-16. Art, science, building. Sunday (12:00-16:00), Wednesday (reservations). Hosting workshops, kids birthday parties available. Waldeck Pyrmontkade 116, 2518 JR Den Haag
Haags Historisch Museum
The Historical Museum of The Hague is open every day from 10:00-17:00 and 12:00-17:00 at the weekend. At Korte Vijverberg 7, 2513 AB The Hague.
Museum Swaensteyn
City museum for Leidschendam-Voorburg exhibiting art, paintings, sculptures and other historic treasures. Regular exhibits. Open Wednesday to Sunday 13:00 - 17:00. Sprinter (Voorburg). Herenstraat 101, 2271 CC Voorburg
Windmill de Windlust (Wassenaar)
Historic windmill located in the centre of Wassenaar (The Hague area). Open Saturdays from 12:00-15:00. Usually has wheat for sale. Bus 90, 91 (Johan de Wittstraat). Molenplein 10, 2242 HW Wassenaar.
Prison Gate Museum
Museum de Gevangenpoort is located within a 14th century guardhouse in city center where prisoners were tortured. Visit the jailer's quarters, interrogation room and judge's chambers. Tours every 30 mins. Open Tue to Sun. Buitenhof 33, Den Haag
Panorama Mesdag Museum
Museum houses largest painting in Holland; a 120mx14m panoramic of Scheveningen completed in 1881 by Hendrik W. Mesdag and others. Mon to Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 11:00-17:00. Tram #1 (Mauritskade). Zeestraat 65, 2518 AA Den Haag.
Louis Couperus Museum
Museum in The Hague Archipel-Willemspark area dedicated to Louis Couperus, the Dutch author, his family portraits, personal items and various objects from his desk. Tram 1 (Javastraat), Tram 9 (Javabrug). Javastraat 17, 2585 AB Den Haag.
Museum Meermanno
Museum of books, from early handwritten manuscripts up to today's modern print versions. Housed in a former baron's residence in The Hague Willempark. Temporary exhibitions and permanent collection on display. Prinsessegracht 30, Den Haag