This art museum features the work of the artist Hendrik Mesdag. The museum’s highlight is the extraordinary 360-degrees painting. It’s Europe’s biggest circular painting, measuring 120 meters (393 feet) long, 14 meters (46 feet) high, and a diameter of nearly 40 meters (131 feet). It was completed in 1881 and shows Scheveningen as it was then, with an artificial dune in the center, enhancing the admiring feeling you’ll get when standing in the middle of the room.
Panorama Mesdag, Zeestraat, The Hague, Netherlands
Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken
Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors
- Adults: € 15.00
- Museum card: € 0.00
- Child 12 to 18 years: € 12.00
- Students / CJP: € 12.00
- Child 4 to 11 years: € 7.00
- Child 0 to 3 years: € 0.00
- 65+: € 15.00
- ICOM card / Rotterdam pass / Dordt pass / Friends of Mesdag pass / ANWB E-Ticket / Ooievaarspas: € 0.00
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Frequently Asked Questions
Best Time To Visit
The Netherlands has its charms all year-round, and you should plan your visit based on the types of activities you wish to do.
Summertimes, June to September offer longer days and lots of sunshine (average 19°C/66°F). These are popular times, so expect more crowds and higher prices, especially in big cities like Amsterdam, top attractions, and coastal resorts.
From November to December, winter months, the weather is much colder (average 3°C/37°F). The days are pretty short, especially around January. Late November to December are popular times with tourists visiting for the festive seasons and Christmas Markets around the country.
Weather-wise, the best times to visit are mid-April to mid-October.
If you wish to see the iconic colorful tulip fields in full bloom, you should plan to travel between mid-April to mid-May.
Flights & Accommodations
What To Pack?
During the summers, you should expect warm weather, but scorching weather is rare. Nevertheless, I always recommend packing light and in layers, so pack a light jacket or sweater even in mid-summer. Winters can be moderately cold with optional snow. Rain can surprise you at any season, so bring your coat and an umbrella.
If you plan on camping, be aware of potential mosquitoes problems, especially near the canals. Be sure to pack some cream to avoid mosquito bites and take care of them in case you need to.