through stories


van Balckeneynde



Paulus Potter


Jan van Goyen

Have you ever heard of Jan Steen?
Or landscape painter Jan van Goyen? What about the philosopher Spinoza and Dutch painter Paulus Potter?

What if you could discover more about their history and stories in one place? 


Here at the Buitenmuseum you can DISCOVER through stories, the history of these famous Dutch painters and philosopher and visit the places they lived in and worked at and how they are connected.

The Buitenmuseum offers both Audio Tours and Guided Tours through historic houses located at the Dunne Bierkade, as well as (Guided) city tours. 


Whether you are visiting The Hague as a tourist or you are living in The Hague as an expat, whether you are doing an internship at one of the international organisations, or you are a serious historian and/or art fan, the Outdoor Museum offers something for everyone. 

Our interactive and dynamic group tours are filled with interesting and fun facts and stories about the history of The Hague. 


Why delay? Book your tickets today. 


You can book your tickets by clicking the button below.


Guided Tours

Our Guided Tours start at the Paulus Potter House at Dunne Bierkade 17. 

They take place at 13:30 and 15:30 on Saturday & Sunday.

A guided tour takes about 1.5 hours.


Please book at least 24 hours in advance. For last-minute bookings, please call 070-3220487.

Guided tours on other moments than Saturday & Sunday (at  13:30 and 15:30)?

Please dial 070-3220487) or contact us here.

Audio Tours

Our Audio Tours start at the Paulus Potter House at Dunne Bierkade 17.

The audio tours are available Monday through Friday from 13:30 – 17:30.

Booking in advance is required.


Please book at least 1 hour in advance. For last-minute bookings, please call 070-3220487.

Pricing Details

Guided Tours

€ 12,50 per person,

with a minimum of 3 people.

Less than 3 persons?

Call us on 070-3220487 or contact us here.

Audio Tours

€ 12,50 per ticket 

Use promo code: Autumn22

and receive a € 4,- discount on every Audio Tour ticket you book today (by filling in the promo code on our booking page).

With your booking you support the conservation of this monumental heritage.


Candle Light Tour - Christmas Special

Thursday the 8th & the 15th of December and on Saturday the 17th of December 2022.


This special holiday season museum tour is a unique experience where you can discover 

the history of the famous painters who lived at the Dunne Bierkade. The guided tour through the homes of both Jan van Goyen and Paulus Potter take you back in time whilst you can enjoy the real life character of a 17th century household by candle light.

Also included are Gluhwein, a warm cup of soup, hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts (by an open fire). 


You can book the Candle Light Tours on Thursday the 8th & 15th of December at 7pm and on Saturday the 17th of December at 7pm & at 8 pm. 

The tickets are € 12.50 per person and for children (up to 18 years old) € 9,- per ticket (use coupon code: 'Kinderkorting').


Why choose between culture and entertainment,

when the Outdoor Museum offers both?

This part of The Hague can be described as ’typically Dutch’. Many notable artists lived and worked at these characteristic canals. Visit the dwelling houses of world famous painters like Paulus Potter, Jan Steen and his father in law Jan van Goyen and see how they lived. Their story is intertwined with Claes van Balckeneynde, who has built the royal palaces in The Hague as well as the Catshuis – the Dutch prime minister’s house. you can pay a visit to these houses and experience the Dutch Golden Age during one of our guided tours. The original work of these artists can be seen in the Mauritshuis or the Historical museum of The Hague, just a beautiful, twenty minute-walk away.

© 2022. Buitenmuseum  |  Dunne Bierkade 17, The Hague.

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