- Enjoy one of the largest art museums in Europe, with over 150,000 works of art, including pieces by Degas, Monet, Picasso, and Kandinsky
- See the largest collection of Mondrian in the world and discover the museum's most beautiful and largest collection of Delft Blue
- Choose the combo ticket and see the fantastic Fotomuseum next door as well!
Discover the crucial works of renowned Dutch photographer, Erwin Olaf, in this double exhibition at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Fotomuseum Den Haag. To celebrate Olaf's 60th birthday, both museums will revisit the artist's earlier work and trace his evolution up to his recent photographs of the Dutch royal family.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag focuses on presenting his latest developments with the medium of photography, film, sound, and sculpture. Step into Olaf's immersive, life-sized Keyhole, and ponder current issues like democracy and the social disengagement in his latest work, Palm Springs (2018).
The Fotomuseum Den Haag evokes Olaf's earlier works, such as Chessmen (1987-88), which delves into the world of fetish. See if you can digest the grotesque, baroque Blacks (1990) portraits. These images, captured during his period of 'provocative youth', skyrocketed him to global fame.
Olaf's works play upon the idea that photography can be highly influential in representing cracks in the aesthetic world. It boldly infringes upon the communities of 'the others' – drawing viewers in at first, then forcing them to see beyond beauty.
Step into a living work of art! The Gemeentemuseum is the Hague's leading art gallery, packed with works by internationally renowned artists and featuring the largest Mondrian collection in the world. But the biggest exhibit of all is the building itself, with a striking Art Deco design that perfectly accentuates the timeless artworks within.
With over 150,000 individual works, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is one of the biggest and most comprehensive art museums in Europe! You can barely turn around without seeing iconic pieces by Degas, Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky and other cultural heavyweights.
It's known as the international home of legendary Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, with over 300 of his paintings in their extensive collection. You'll learn how he came to define abstract art in the 20th century, and see his technique evolve alongside his legendary contemporaries.
After all that painterly prestige, you can check out other art forms in the sizeable fashion and music collections – with beautiful clothes, jewelry, rare instruments and more. A lifetime of art, packed into one stunning day!
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Bus: Line 24 to Kijkduin
- Tram 16 to Gemeentemuseum / Museon
The children's creative play area is a great way of getting pre-teens to engage with art, and leave parents at peace for some culture time of their own. The only risk is that they'll have so much fun that they might not want to leave with you when the time comes!
A big drawback were the descriptions of the items. They were not numbered and not always in the immediate vicinity of the item so that it was difficult to tell which belonged to which. Especially in the show cases with porcelain, where the items were situated on different levels but all the inscriptions were at the bottom.
And I would have appreciated a more detailed map of the entire museum for orientation (i.e. a map on the wall of the entrace hall), with more specific information about the sections.
One thing good to know: there's a cloakroom for small bags. That was really helpful since I had already checked out of my hotel.