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.

Plan your visit

Openings hours

  • Museum Panorama Mesdag is open from Tuesday till Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.
  • The museum is temporarily closed on Mondays, with the exception of national school holidays.
  • The museum is closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Online Tickets

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.

Please read here Frequently Asked Questions for a pleasant visit to the museum.


Exhibition CANDID | 02.06.2020 - 28.02.2021

Museum Panorama Mesdag presents a selection of over seventy photos of contemporary beach life from a non-commonplace perspective, in the exhibition CANDID.


Online audiotour permanent collection

Feel free to watch and listen the audiotour of our permanent collection online before or after your visit.


Visit our Museum Shop

Looking for an unique gift in every price range? Come and visit our museum shop! There is plenty of choice for any age.