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 is a stunning small museum, which contains an important work of the famous Dutch painter Mesdag. A must-see when passing through The Hague.  more »
  • The great panorama in the Mesdag house is well worth seeing! My recommendation is to first go to the coast at Scheveningen, a few kilometres away, then go see the panorama. The display is well done, t...  more »
  • This museum is very special and gives a good idea about living and working near the sea and at the harbour in the past  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • quaint 360 painted beach scene with real sand in foreground..illusion like looking from a lifeguards lookout around a beach. visit in den haag.
  • Fantastic experience. Lovely life like views.
  • 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.