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“Excellent Museum Experience!”

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
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Private Guided Tour of Mauritshuis Museum from the Hague with Art Historian
Ranked #5 of 172 things to do in The Hague
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The monumental Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, designed by the architect H.P. Berlage in 1935, is perfect for wandering around in. It houses a varied collection and many changing exhibitions. You will find the world’s biggest collection of works by Piet Mondrian, the highlight being his last abstract work Victory Boogie Woogie, along with some of the finest works by artists of the Hague School, paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Monet, Toorop and many contemporary artists. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag also houses one of the biggest and best collections of Delftware.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Pullman, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum Experience!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have visited the wonderful Mauristhuis Museum in Den Haag twice and wanted to see more art so explored the Gemeentemuseum in a recent trip to Den Haag. It was an excellent museum experience. The staff was welcoming, excepting the ticket woman, answered questions willingly and allowed this art enthusiast to wander and enjoy the art without interference. There is a breadth of types and periods of art, from Golden Age ceramic ware to contemporary art. I enjoyed the De Stijl works more than I thought I would from previous acquaintance through reproductions.
The cafe is a nice place to sit, think, write, and enjoy an espresso. This was an excellent museum experience! I will return to Den Hague and another visit to the Gemeentemuseum will be on that itinerary. The museum accepts The Netherlands Museumkaart. In other words, if you have a Museumkaart, you are in free.

Visited July 2014
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“always worth a visit! even when no special exhibi”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This Museum is SO full of good things. There are two major parts to it; history and visual art. Both worth the time and effort, for most ages. Fabulous Dutch artist in his glory work displayed here.

Visited August 2013
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Tromso, Norway
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“Just like in Harry Potter”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Pretty building.
Some areas were still under renovation.
Though u will still feel the -like in Harry Potter- feeling !
Hahahah... i hope one day people allowed to enter the building

Visited May 2014
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“Modern but nice”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We were looking for some particular paintings which we didn't find but the staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke English at the reception desk even though my wife who is Dutch and I both speak the language, but between ourselves always English.
For it's size, a well appointed museum, with plenty of varied exhibits. In particular I enjoyed the Delft pottery section and a special temporary exhibition of Lalique glassware. Amenities were fine although the cafeteria I thought was too small and was very over crowded the afternoon that we were there, so opted for an ice cream outside.

Visited August 2013
Thank Paul L
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“A treat for (modern) art lovers”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Gemeentemuseum exemplified perfectly that you can't judge a book by it's cover. The building itself is quite uninspiring from outside and we were almost about to head on without giving it a shot. After seeing the works hidden in there I can say that I'm really glad that I decided to give it a go.

We happened to visit Gemeentemuseum at the time of ZomerExpo 2014 exhibition and I have to admit that it turned out to be one of the pinnacles. Secondly, I would bring out the extensive collection of Mondrian. Last but not least, there were several less known yet splendid works from authors like Picasso, Monet, Signac, Leger, Kirchner and others.

Visited July 2014
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