The Hague Historical Museum is now located where the archers of the St. Sebastian’s Guild once gathered. Beautifully situated on the Hofvijver, right in the historic center of The Hague. Here you will learn everything about the history and development of the city of The Hague. Beautiful paintings and special objects bring this story to life.
The Hague has many faces: government center, Hofstad, international city of peace and justice, Beatstad – but The Hague is also the city of ADO and the Hague stork. The Hague Historical Museum reflects all these facets in its exhibitions and in its versatile permanent collection. Looking out over the most famous pond in the Netherlands, the Hofvijver, in our museum you can see the development of the city on a digital growth map. Cityscapes from different periods show the life of yesteryear. The fact that the city has a long history as a political and administrative center of the Netherlands becomes clear here. And even though the King has his working palace here, The Hague is not the capital. With the court came the need for luxury goods, while hospitals and orphanages took the poor of the city. Hague chic and the ordinary residents of The Hague lived next to and with each other. Hats and caps alternated.