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Address: Zeestraat 65, 2518 AA, The Hague, The Netherlands
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+31 70 310 6665
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A magnificent experience in time and space.

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Amazing work of art!

Huge painting that makes you feel like being on the beach as it was then. If you can go on a tour it's very nice to learn the details and to see the optical illusion when they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge painting that makes you feel like being on the beach as it was then. If you can go on a tour it's very nice to learn the details and to see the optical illusion when they pick up objects from the sand.

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Linkoping, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Panorama paintings are not exactly common any more. This one, housed in a purpose-built room with a faux sand dune to complete the illusion is special. The beautiful restoration that was completed not too long ago ensures that it looks as good as it did when it was new. The contrast to modern-day Scheveningen is amazing to see. In addition... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

After an introduction video about the restauration of the panorama painting (restauration took 10 years to complete !), you go upstairs to the viewing point and once up there it's like you are really looking at the sea, the beach, the city. Incredible how realistic those views are. Definitely worth visiting !

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London
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibition starts with some impressive seascapes from the Mesdags - a married couple who encouraged each other with their art. And then you walk down a dark corridor, climb a small spiral staircase and emerge onto a platform to experience a mock panoramic view of Sheveningen (the beach area of The Hague). It's all a trick of the eye... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People told me about it before but words cannot describe how amazing the rooftop painting is. When coming to the top of the stairs, the light is so bright that you really think you are outside. Blue sky, beach, and then you see it is the painting, 360 degrees round. You just can't stop watching. Everytime you see new things... More 

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Maassluis, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see when in The Hague. Takes you back to The Hague's beach of Scheveningen in the late 1800s. Especially interesting is the explaination of how the painter (Mesdag) technically achieved to make the painting.

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Haslett, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends brought us to this exhibit and we had no expectations. We saw a brief documentary about the restoration of this artwork. It was way beyond our expectations. It has to be seen to be believed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Astonishing view! Beautiful painted scenery and it's almost like it's 3D. Besides the 'panorama' there was not much extra to see because there is a renovation going on. A view paintings on ground level.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience! The painting was great but the experience of feeling like standing on top of the hill 100+ years ago was fascinating. It's not just one large 360 degree painting, it's the setups, lights, sound and perspective. It's well worth the visit.

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Genk, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not unlike the Panometer in Dresden this is a 360 degree painting, when you are inside even if you know you are in a cylindrical tube it you will still be tempted to walk right into the painting, the perspective is so well done it is impossible to distinguish it is a painting, you really believe the dunes and seascape... More 

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