Temporary exhibitions

Greetings from Scheveningen. A summery family exhibition

30 June to 11 November 2018

This summer, the Historical Museum of The Hague is bringing the beach to the city in its summery family exhibition Greetings from Scheveningen. Join us on a journey through the 200-year history of this fashionable seaside resort. You can experience a complete summer day out at Scheveningen, from finding a place on the beach to strolling along the promenade. The exhibition is full of hands-on activities for young and old: do the quiz, send an old-fashioned postcard, have your photo taken in a traditional bathing costume and see how quickly you can put together a deckchair. The special posters, snapshots, bathing fashions and paintings give a light-hearted insight into how Scheveningen has developed through the years to become the busy seaside resort it is today. Did you know, for example, that in the past, women wore special beach pyjamas, that there were once ostriches on the promenade, and that bathers would enter the sea using a bathing machine? Discover all this and more in this exhibition with good-weather guarantee – don't forget to bring your sunglasses!

Expected: Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. Man, might and murder

1 December 2018 to 14 April 2019

In 2019, it is exactly 400 years since Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1574-1619) was beheaded at the Binnenhof. He still counts among the greatest statesmen in Dutch history, the builder and founder of the Dutch state. Despite this reputation, never before has there been an exhibition dedicated to him. Until now, at the Historical Museum of The Hague. The exhibition Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. Man, might and murder reveals the personal challenges and dilemmas grappled with by this historical statesman. Themes that still appeal to the imagination, and are more relevant than ever in our society.