Museums & Theaters
The inner-city of The Hague has many museums and theaters. Lovers of art and culture find more than their money's worth here. From the curious prints made by the graphic artist M.C. Escher and the world-famous paintings from the Golden Age to the largest painting in the Netherlands. You can admire them all in the nearby museums. Fans of the renowned writer Couperus - who was from The Hague - can find out all they want to know about this literary celebrity in the Couperus Museum. In the nearby theaters there is a wide range of music, drama, dance and cabaret shows on offer.
The walls of this museum are adorned with pieces from the old masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. The best Dutch painters of the Golden age are represented in the Mauritshuis. Top pieces like the Girl with the Pearl by Vermeer, the Anatomical Lesson of dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, the Goldfinch (het Puttertje) by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are part of the permanent collection of this museum.
Are you a fan of the literary masterpieces Eline Vere, The Hidden Force) and Old People and the Things that Pass? Or did the sculpture of Louis Couperus on the Lange Voorhout spark your interest when you sauntered by? In any case, a visit to the Couperus Museum is always a good idea. On the charming first floor of the property on the Javastraat you will learn everything there is to know about this literary giant and there are always regularly changing shows on exhibit. This well-loved author from The Hague still sparks the imagination and his body of work has already had many cinematographic adaptations.
Des Indes Hotel is the ideal base camp for visits to one of the many theaters in the city center.
Make reservations for a music or dance show, watch a play or enjoy stand-up comedy in Diligentia, Koninklijke Schouwburg (the Royal Theater), Theater aan het Spui, Korzo, music venue Paard, cinema Filmhuis and the Gothische Zaal. At the moment a new theater complex named OCC is under construction on the Spuiplein and is expected to be completed in June of 2020.