Temporarily closed

The museum is temporarily closed due to Corona measures. Please keep an eye on our website for the latest updates.


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.

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.


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.