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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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a 360 degree painting that is just incredible! It is so real & lifelike. It depicts the way of life for a fishing village, how the boats were moved to & from the water, where the wealthy went ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Visit the Hague, do you need the panorama Mesdag. It is a 360 degree panorama that is painted on the standleven of Scheveningen. Take a 30-60 minutes before and you see more and more details.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Panorama Mesdag is renewed and restaurated. Its beautiful but I missed the old fashioned audio tour. In the old days this audio tape was heard by everybody, now its personal and very silent. Also ...  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    A surprising and unique piece of art! Definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately unfortunately, the €10 admission is a bit steep for what you get. Online they talk about the brilliant lighting and sound. The day we went there was neither brilliant lighting for sound
  • June 10, 2017
    Very ingesting, absolutely recommendable. A great permanent exhibition and a very interesting season exhibition with people lying on the beach. The big panorama is very impressive and looks like an original photo.
  • June 24, 2017
    Get a quick feeling for the Dutch life of a hundred years ago. Both the Panorama and other works are worth visiting for Mesdag's play with light, air and the landscape.
  • July 6, 2017
    Except for the panorama, there is not much to see here. Regarding the panorama: it balances somewhere between art and kitch, in my opinion. You are 100% better off going to the Mauritshuis.
  • June 5, 2017
    quaint 360 painted beach scene with real sand in foreground..illusion like looking from a lifeguards lookout around a beach. visit in den haag.

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True to its role as the residence of the Dutch king, The Hague offers accommodations fit for royalty. The five-star hotels in the historical town center provide spacious rooms loaded with modern amenities, as well as easy foot access to most of the city's cultural sights. The Hague's elegant seaside resort of Scheveningen offers even more lodging options for travelers wishing to indulge themselves during their trip. If you're visiting on a limited budget, explore the city's economical guesthouses and youth hostels.
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