Panorama Mesdag, The Hague

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Panorama Mesdag, a large cylindrical painting of a seaside town, gives the viewer an impression of being inside the landscape. Stand atop a sand dune and observe villagers at work, fishing boats docked on the seashore, and houses in the distance. Along with the realistic painting style, the feel of the place is augmented by the sand and beach objects placed below the painting on hilly terrain, making the illusion more striking. The piece was completed in 1881 by Mesdag, his wife, and his student painters. Work out when and for how long to visit Panorama Mesdag and other The Hague attractions using our handy The Hague tour planner.
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  • This museum houses a cylindrical painting by Mesdag. the building was specially constructed for this painting. From the observation point in the center of the round construction the spectator is led t...  more »
  • This panorama changes every day and every moment of the day. It remains fascinating by the influence of the weather, clouds and Sun.
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  • The other painting of Mesdag weren't quite as interesting to me. There was a temporary exhibition of The Kidd, which combines photoshop with art, very fascinating to see! The actual panorama is truely...  more »
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  • The paintings at this museum are impressive on their own, but the Panorama will blow you away. It's hard to comprehend just how big it is. The detail is beautiful, and in certain spots it really makes you feel as though you're looking at the ocean. The docents at the gallery are very helpful and informative and speak English for those of us who are linguistically disadvantaged.
  • Pretty need to drop by. Nothing bad to say about it and really impressive painting Ps: its actually pretty big and has some modern art painting too at the time of writing.
  • Agree that u should definitely visit if U have the museum card! And if u don't mind pay 10 euro to be shocked in a good way, it is also suggested. The pano is amazing, looks so real, with the light and sound
  • this is my favorite museum in The Hague, has impressive painting with special effect
  • If you have a museum kaart (free entrance) you should definitely go and see the 360 panorama painting, which is very nice. But there's not much to see besides that, and a normal ticket costs 10€.