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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 the famous Dutch landscape painters Paulus Potter, Jan Steen and Jan van Goyen, and philosopher Spinoza. You can visit the places where they lived in and worked at and how they were all connected.

The Buitenmuseum is not an ordinary museum but a place of memory: this is where the painters lived and where their works were created that are now in museums all over the world. Daily life and the style of furnishings from that time are central here, their daily lives become tangible. Here you delve into history, not into priceless objects but utensils of everyday life.  

The third house in the row, that of the palace builder Van Balckeneynde and father-in-law of nextdoor painter Paulus Potter, shows four centuries of residents' history, ending with four generations of The Hague publisher’s family Voorhoeve that conserved the three monumental houses of the Buitenmuseum and were pacesetters of the Hague Monument Care.

The Buitenmuseum offers both Audio Tours and Guided Tours through the monumental Paulus Potter House, the Jan van Goyen House and the Van Balckeneynde House located at the Dunne Bierkade, as well as (Guided) city tours through The Hague. 


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 Buitenmuseum offers something for everyone. Book your The Hague Museum tour at the Buitenmuseum below. 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.


When choosing how & when to visit the Buitenmuseum, we highly recommend booking one of our Guided Tours (on Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays) or booking one of our Guided Group Tours (possible 7 days a week upon request). 


Guided Tours - highly recommended

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

They take place at 13:30 and 15:30 on Thursday, 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.

Would you like to book a Guided Tour for another day and/or time? 

Yes, that is possible! 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 on Monday, Wednesday & 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.

Guided Group Tours - highly recommended

Would you like to visit the Buitenmuseum with a group? We look forward to having you! Guided Group tours are possible 7 days a week and booking in advance is required. Please contact us about our group options. 


Pricing Details

Guided Tours - highly recommended

€ 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,

with a minimum of 2 people. 

Less than 2 persons? 

Call us on 070-3220487 or contact us here. Then we can see whether you can join in with an existing audio tour. 

Group Tours (including a tour guide)

€ 12,50 per ticket,

with a minimum of 5 people. Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

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


Why choose between culture and entertainment,

when the Buitenmuseum 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.


We offer exclusive guided tours. This could be a guided group tour in combination with a function (an intimate wedding, a dining experience or a work function). But we also organize special Buitenmusuem tours which include a visit to the Spinoza residence and the 'Heilige Geest Hofje'. Additionally, we have themed guided tours and special events.

Are you interested in booking an exclusive guided tour, contact us today by email or telephone


You can also book your tickets to one of our standard tours by clicking the button below.

Museum Kids Night The Hague 2024

On the 16th of March 2024 there is Museum Night Kids.

You can book your tickets on

Special Tours

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