Panorama Mesdag, The Hague

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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Every 15 years I come watch it again. With a tour is even more fun. Sure do! The look back to 1900, the old scheveningen, the perspective, beautiful. The film about the restoration give lot of information and makes it even down worth it.
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  • Beautifully restored painting, you're coming eyes too short to explore all. Realistic painted and so many details. A must to visit.
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  • Were able to walk here from the Mauritshaus, this museum is included in the Museum Kaart. The 360 degree panaorama depicting the seaside at Scheveringen a century ago is impressive, making the visit a...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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€.
  • Beautiful small meuseum with some great paintings inside. This is a worth visit and 10 euro ticket is very less considering the things which are inside.
  • I've been here twice in my life. Once during my primary school days some 20 years ago and the last time about 2 years ago with my mother. It's an old but somehow nostalgic scenery of The Hague. It feels familiair but different. With the sand in front of the canvas it gives you the illusion of actually being there. When you're visiting the city It's well worth coming here
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