Louwman Museum The Hague

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Louwman Museum The Hague
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Louwman Museum is home to the world's oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the World. The museum exudes passion. Each car has its own story to tell, its own contribution to history. The motor car is a mirror of culture. The collection is housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the city where P.W. Louwman established his Dodge and Chrysler import company. The building, designed by American architect Michael Graves, blends in sympathetically with its historic surroundings. The landscape gardens, designed by Lodewijk Baljon, complement the architecture of the building.
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Josh H
2 contributions
Very interesting place for car lovers
Oct 2021 • Solo
I've never seen so many nice cars in my life, they even have some James Bond movie cars displayed and electric cars from 20s
Written October 4, 2021
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,831 contributions
Almost overwhelming, lovingly presented
Sep 2021 • Solo
A genuine love of the automobile exudes from this museum, with a never ending sequence of showpieces lovingly presented in their appropriate context. The youngest cars here are from the late fifties, the oldest is a very rare specimen from 1887. The museum also features a very pleasant restaurant presented as a richly decorated museum street - including the historic dealership of Louwman and Parqui, the family who started the collection in 1934.
Written September 3, 2021
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Nring
Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands1,179 contributions
Lovely Museum
Jul 2021
Beautiful museum about the start of the automobile in the 1880's until the 1960's. Lovely to see the development from a horse drawn carriage to a motorised car. Even if you are not a total car fan. Beautiful collection incl. the Cadillac of Elvis Presley, sir Winston Churchills car and an original James Bond car from 1964. They even have the first made Toyota on display. All information is in Dutch and English language. To see the collection we took appr. 2,5 hrs.

The cafe/restaurant at the end of the museum is in a lovely setting, but we had to wait too long (+30 min and 3 times asking) for our cup of coffee with half of the tables empty.
Written July 29, 2021
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Jan D
The Hague, The Netherlands40 contributions
An amazing collection of beautiful ancient cars
Nov 2020
This is worth a visit for car enthousiats, but also for those who would not describe themselves as petrol heads. An amazing collection of cars from the late 19th and very early 20th century makes this a special visit for the entire family. This museum needs several visits to appreciate it all.
Written January 21, 2021
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Logan Y
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Blows your mind !!!!
Dec 2020 • Solo
Don’t know what I was expecting but it seriously blew all expectations out the water ! Place is incredible !! Has to be the most well setup and diverse car museum in the world! Something for everyone, whether it be crazy shaped cars for kids, the car your wife drove or the dream car from whatever decade this place is incredible
Written December 9, 2020
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_satulagi66
Singapore, Singapore360 contributions
Amazing !
Oct 2020
Don't know where to start. Beautiful building, gardens, a really nice collection of cars and everything that goes with cars, a nice restaurant or more like little village with shops at the end of your tour.

Very very nice collection of cars. You start at the 2nd floor and you easily spent 2 hours without having seen any car twice or having spent too much time reading what you have seen. The website is very informative and you can do some pre reading if you want to. Beside the cars they have a large collection of engines types, clearly visible how they work, model cars, car accessories you name it they have it.
Written October 13, 2020
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dolfin2016
Monte-Carlo, Monaco64 contributions
This is the number One car museum in the world from historical and educational point of view.
Aug 2020
The architecture already invites to have a look inside and what you find inside is an amazing collection of motorcars showing and explaining the development of the motorcar and the art and publicity around the motorcar in all its phases.. One can spend a whole day here in amazement seeing the first Renault, the amazingly original Nagant, the first 6 cylinder and four wheel drive racing car by Spyker, the first hybid car ever, the beautioful French lines of Bigatti, Talbot Lago and Delahaye and even the most expensive Cadillac ever built, the 1958 Brougham and of course the James Bond Aston Martin DB5
Written August 26, 2020
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novepove
The Hague, The Netherlands49 contributions
Fantastic cars!
Aug 2020 • Friends
Great range of all sorts of cars. Not only for car enthusiasts - anyone can enjoy this. Lots of children around too.
Written August 10, 2020
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janC9108LJ
Midlaren, The Netherlands4 contributions
Greates car collection in Holland
Jan 2020
Visit Louwman a already a view times, every time a great experience.
What a great Collection and ambiance.
We will come again
Written July 30, 2020
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Lisa De
Tel Aviv, Israel16 contributions
This place is so NOT corona-proof!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Obviously this is an amazing museum that deserves 5 stars however taking into account that we're in the midst of a global pandemic, it's striking how little the museum seems to care about the safety and health of it's visitors (and employees). Even with an online ticket you have to queue up at the entrance. The lady at the entrance then takes every smartphone and museum card with her hands to scan it for you, nicely spreading the virus from phone to phone. Then you have to take the elevator to get to the first floor, there's no option to take the stairs and no sanitizer before the elevator. There's no count for people to come into the museum at once, no reminders anywhere in the museum to keep distance (except for the elevator) and in the small and narrow corridors at the beginning of the exhibition we were quickly surrounded by at least 10 people being less than one meter away from us, kids running around, screaming, keeping no distance at all, and parents not paying attention. The museum staff also didn't care to remind people. We felt like we were the only people in the entire place who wore a mask and tried to stay away from others, minding common sense rules of 2020. Not only to protect us, but also to protect others in case we are asymptomatic carriers. For anybody who's in the risk group I can absolutely not recommend to visit the museum at this point in time. I was very uncomfortable until we entered the larger hall where there's more space and air and where it's less crowded. As museum, I would place scanners at the entrance to reduce queue time and personal contact, I would limit the number of people to enter to 4 every five minutes or make online reservations with time slots mandatory to have some crowd control. If that's not possible, or actually either way, I would make facemasks mandatory. I would use tape on the floor and stickers on the walls to remind people to keep the distance and tell museum staff to tell people to adhere to the rules if they're obviously out of line. Also you could keep track of your visitors to inform them if another visitor was later identified to have carried the virus. You could also form groups and distribute them across the museum to limit crowding by sending everyone the same direction, which happens especially in the narrow corridors with the coaches; the number of people in there needs to be limited. If you cannot control crowds in that exhibition, you should temporarily close it. You could also generally limit groups to four people max; I've seen a family or group of families with 5-6 very young kids jumping around out of control, occupying half of the corridor, of which some were sneezing and caughing. I'm sorry but I find the overall lack of measures irresponsible and would expect this to be taken care of on a very different level for the sake of protecting your visitors and especially your senior staff who's at high risk. I know that people here in NL are very relaxed but that doesn't mean they should not be protected. It's also a matter of public relations. If 200 people become infected in your museum because of a lack of measures, it's your responsibility and damage to your reputation. By the way, most of these measures are common sense by now in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK.
Written July 25, 2020
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