Louwman Museum The Hague
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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  • TRVLDVA
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Carriages and Classic cars galore! Motorcycles! Bikes!
    Incredible and extensive Auto collection! Soooooo many to see. We started slow, we had no idea how many awesome cars they have! So many treasures to name them all. The carriages are beautiful, the sports cars so fun! Classis are impeccable. Please allow at least 3 hours! if you are a car aficionado, allow for more time! It's tricky to get there via buses but there is public transportation and bus stops near by
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Travelguru1007
    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing car museum
    Incredible car museum. Can’t believe we nearly missed this as we were only told about it by a waiter at a restaurant the night before our last day in the area. Allow at least 3 hours here if you want to see all the cars (over 250 of them!) and read about them. Allow more time to have a drink and food in their time warp village cafe - amazing. My wife said this is the best museum she has ever been too and I would not disagree. She isn’t really into cars as much as I am but it leaves you in awe as to the number of incredible and history making cars that are in here. Mainly very old classic cars going back as far as late 1800’s but some awesome newer cars such as the Le Mans winning Toyota Hybrid car from 2018/19&20. Some F1 cars and NASCAR etc. If you like cars I would 100% recommend allowing half a day to spend to view this collection. Safe underground parking at the museum is €8 for the day which is good.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • DAB
    Fontainebleau, France25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Auto Museum for All
    History of automobile with an amazing collection of cars AND countless other memorabilia related to them. Thought my teenage son and I would spend about 1 hour. Ended up spending more like 2.5. Don’t miss if you are even a mild enthusiast.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 6, 2024
  • CheshireCheese11
    Altrincham, United Kingdom239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You Don’t Need to be into Cars to Love this Museum
    We were staying in Den Haag & wanted an easy day so we visited by bus from Centraal Station. The museum is set in a secluded spot off a dual carriageway & is very accessible by bus. We were greeted warmly upon entering & paying. There are 3 floors full of cars, vehicles, memorabilia & the experience is first class. The cars & exhibits are exceptional & the information provided is superb. We are not really ‘into cars’ but this museum is fascinating. The Aston Martin from James Bond is on the ground floor (was better presented in the Barbacan in London where they recreated the scene with the rocks etc) but nevertheless it’s still an iconic car. There are some stand out vehicles, everyone will have their favourites but the ground floor cars are brilliant. All in all this was an excellent place to visit & allow yourself 2-3 hours to do it justice. The only disappointment for us was the cafe, average, bland food in an interesting shop front setting.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2024
  • mountainmop
    Oswestry, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Museum
    An excellent museum. Well laid out, lots of space. Fantastic array of vehicles. Starting at the dawn of cars and going through to classics, just beautiful. If you like cars you need to do this My son (18) rates this as the best museum he’s been to. I’m going definitely top 5
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 30, 2024
  • Tom M
    London, United Kingdom273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Car museum up there with the best, and enjoyable even if not a car nut. .
    It's a great car museum, so much so the women enjoyed it. So well laid out and the staff friendly and informative. It's very modern, warm, spacious and well lit. We went by bus changing once from the center of The Hague. .€19 per adult. Now for the cars. The veteran section, which I often bypass was laid out in year order starting with ground breaking vehicles, which I have to say I really enjoyed. All the exhibits have descriptions in English. It then runs through classics from all over the world. Everything from Model T's to a James Bond Aston. Lots of quirky one offs too. It took us about 5 hours including an hour resting our legs with a beer in the cafe. Incidentally don't miss the cafe, it too has lots of surprises besides a young waitress who was also a car nut. I consider this museum up there with the best and enjoyable even if not a car person.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 27, 2024
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Mr D
The Netherlands716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Liam H
Dublin, Ireland28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
For someone who isn't really interested in automobiles I was very surprised that I found this museum so fascinating. The building itself is a work of art and the situation is very beautiful. The museum is very well laid out and easy to navigate. I would totally recommend this for people of any age.
Written March 5, 2020
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Travelguru1007
Saffron Walden, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Incredible car museum. Can’t believe we nearly missed this as we were only told about it by a waiter at a restaurant the night before our last day in the area. Allow at least 3 hours here if you want to see all the cars (over 250 of them!) and read about them. Allow more time to have a drink and food in their time warp village cafe - amazing. My wife said this is the best museum she has ever been too and I would not disagree. She isn’t really into cars as much as I am but it leaves you in awe as to the number of incredible and history making cars that are in here. Mainly very old classic cars going back as far as late 1800’s but some awesome newer cars such as the Le Mans winning Toyota Hybrid car from 2018/19&20. Some F1 cars and NASCAR etc. If you like cars I would 100% recommend allowing half a day to spend to view this collection. Safe underground parking at the museum is €8 for the day which is good.
Written August 31, 2023
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PieterImhof1
Hoevelaken, The Netherlands209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This modern housed museum at the outside of the Hague exhibits a great collection of cares. By following the recommended route you see the history from carriage, bike to cars. Especially cars from 1890 to 1950 are very well represented. Moreover, many paintngs, pictures, accessoiries, and engines are exhibited.It gives a very nice picture on what the world has developed in cars, a great place to visit. The restaurant is located in an old village style environment. This location is very suited for meetings, days out, etc, since there ares also a theater, meeting rooms and the visiting area.
Written March 10, 2020
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Ingrid
Houten, The Netherlands62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
It’s amazing how big and varied the collection is. From the very first cars, up to racing cars, and futuristic models. Even if you are not a car-fanatic it is very interesting. It takes you chronologicslly through the history of the automobiles. There is also one floor dedicated to posters, paintings and objects related to automobiles (car parts, but also tableware, toys etc). There is a nice cafe area, decorated as an old street. It took us about 2,5-3 hours to visit the museum.
Written April 18, 2022
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Nring
Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands1,195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SE K
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
If an alien wanted to learn about us through one museum, this museum could be a good option. The history of our search for speed on the ground is presented here from many aspects: the development of the car, the engines and all the culture accompanying this development among the people and among its many heroes. Absolutely instructive.
Written April 1, 2023
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CheshireCheese11
Altrincham, UK239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were staying in Den Haag & wanted an easy day so we visited by bus from Centraal Station. The museum is set in a secluded spot off a dual carriageway & is very accessible by bus. We were greeted warmly upon entering & paying. There are 3 floors full of cars, vehicles, memorabilia & the experience is first class. The cars & exhibits are exceptional & the information provided is superb. We are not really ‘into cars’ but this museum is fascinating. The Aston Martin from James Bond is on the ground floor (was better presented in the Barbacan in London where they recreated the scene with the rocks etc) but nevertheless it’s still an iconic car. There are some stand out vehicles, everyone will have their favourites but the ground floor cars are brilliant. All in all this was an excellent place to visit & allow yourself 2-3 hours to do it justice. The only disappointment for us was the cafe, average, bland food in an interesting shop front setting.
Written March 22, 2024
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Jan D
The Hague, The Netherlands44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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IgnorantBystander
Edinburgh, UK279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a treasure-house of outstanding cars from all eras; from unrestored models from the 19th century, to the current lap record holder at le Mans. All the great marques are represented and the restored models are gleaming and pristine. Every new gallery just takes your breath away. I spent to whole day there and was completely entranced.

Two very minor quibbles; they don't have a floor-plan so you can't home in on particular cars and the captions are fairly thin on technical details ( but I was perfectly happy with the information they gave ).

I remember the moment in "Casino Royale" when Daniel Craig kidnaps M and takes her to a lock-up garage. When the shutter rose and there was the silver Aston Martin my heart skipped a beat. And here is the real thing!
Written January 28, 2023
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