A tribute to the life and work of the Dutch landscape painter Jan van Goyen (1596-1656) in his former home in The Hague featuring a media presentation of the artist’s paintings.
During the Dutch Golden Age, The Hague was an important centre of painting. In Jan van Goyen’s historic canal house, some 60 of his landscapes, river scenes and seascapes are on show as a media presentation. There is also a copy of his huge town view of The Hague where you can find the painter’s house, that of his neighbour and colleague Paulus Potter and the house where the palace architect Van Balckeneynde lived.
A painter’s studio, period rooms and an old box bed are all part of the Jan van Goyen House. On the ground floor there’s a pub where the painter Jan Steen (Van Goyen’s son-in-law) may have been a welcome daily guest.
Dunne Bierkade 16
2512 BC The Hague
Telephone: (070) 365 63 70
Group tours by request. Other tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 13.00 hrs., which can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail.