Access to museum Panorama Mesdag is only possible if you buy your ticket online. We will use time slots in order to optimise safe access to our visitors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get access to the museum?
Access is only possible if you buy your ticket online. Online tickets are available on the website. We will use time slots in order to optimise safe access to our visitors.
Can I visit the museum spontaneously and buy a ticket at the front desk?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept unscheduled visits for the time being. Access to the museum is only possible by means of an online ticket purchased in advance.
Rules & extra measures
Can I visit the museum when I have symptoms of a cold?
In accordance with national measures you are expected to stay at home when you suffer from symptoms of a cold or have a fever. We will gladly receive you as soon as you have no symptoms anymore. The same rules apply to the museum staff members.
Do you have to wear a face mask when you visit the museum?
We strongly advise you to wear a facemask during your visit. This also applies to museum staff members.
Museum Panorama Mesdag
Welcome to museum Panorama Mesdag! The Panorama of Scheveningen gives you a 360 degree vista of the sea, the dunes and the fishing village of Scheveningen as it was in 1881. Step back in time and experience a unique view of our cultural heritage – the oldest 19th century panorama in the world on its original site.
This cylindrical painting, more than 14 meters high and 120 meters in circumference, was painted by one of the most important painters of the The Hague School, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, with help from his friends.
Besides the impressive Panorama of Scheveningen, the museum contains almost one hundred paintings by marine painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje Mesdag-van Houten. This collection offers the world’s most varied and complete insight into their art.
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This is The Hague | Production: Starsound Productions | Music: Tim Akkerman
Museum Panorama Mesdag presents a selection of over seventy photos of contemporary beach life from a non-commonplace perspective, in the exhibition CANDID.
The photos were commissioned by the museum from four up-and-coming photographers from The Hague that have started a collective on this occasion: Giedo van der Zwan (1967), Mirjam Rosa (1982), Merel Schoneveld (1983) and Sandra Uittenbogaart (1975). Together they created a portrait of contemporary beach life, that became nostalgic sooner than expected. The exhibition CANDID is on show until 28 February 2021 in The Hague.
The CANDID collective
The diversity of the seaside resort is the common denominator of the collective. As a result, the photographers challenge and inspire each other. Ordinary people are captured in everyday situations against the backdrop of the familiar seaside resort, but they appear to be anything but ordinary. The artists do not stage-manage nor pass judgement; their photos are self-explanatory, honest, and authentic. In other words: they are CANDID.
Museum Panorama Mesdag is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. Closed on December 25th and January 1st.
|Children 4-11 years||€ 5,00|
|Children 12-18 years||€ 12,00|
|Students / CJP||€ 12,00|
|Museum Card (Museumkaart) / ICOM||admission free|
|Audio guide (not available due to COVID)||—|
Due to COVID, it is not allowed to offer an audioguide during you visit. However, feel free to listen and watch the audiotour online before or after your visit.