Humanity House

Humanity House, The Hague: Hours, Address, Humanity House Reviews: 4.5/5

Humanity House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Located on Prinsegracht 8 in The Hague, the Humanity House is a place to see, hear and experience the human story behind disasters and conflicts, both physically and online. The Humanity House is a museum that lets you experience what it’s like to live through a disaster or conflict and explores related themes in temporary exhibitions. The Humanity House also provides a platform, a place of encounter for people, organisations and agencies that deal with humanitarian themes. Moreover, our education programmes explain global problems to children and young adults. The Humanity House organises these activities with its seven staff members and museum team with eleven employees, and in collaboration with various partners.
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Emily M
Leiden, The Netherlands314 contributions
Couples
Given the previous reviews, we were expecting a more immersive type of simulation. The Humanity House is interesting, and worthwhile, but very gently and allows you to stay fully in your comfort zone.
The temporary exhibit now on (December 2018) with vignettes from 8 refugees in The Netherlands is a highlight and worth planning an additional 30-45 minutes onto your visit.
Museumkaart accepted!
Written December 16, 2018
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Leonie
Brussels, Belgium38 contributions
Friends
This is one of the best, maybe the best, museum I have ever been. A very nice staff that introduced us to the museum and gave recommendations. They were also interested in our opinion/feelings about it. The exhibition opened the eyes and made some feelings refugees might experience clearer to the visitor. You need to take your time to go through it to experience it. It is possible to go there even without speaking Dutch however, the videos are in Dutch with English subtitles.
Overall, this museum was a great experience and you leave it with many questions and new views on some events.
Written November 17, 2018
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Picasso201
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK61 contributions
In the home of the international court of justice this gallery offers an interactive experience rather than a traditional museum with objects and pictures. After taking you on a refugee experience, the visit ends with detailed stories of asylum from many parts of the world, these are worth spending time reading and understanding - recommended.
Written November 5, 2018
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Nat1997
Queenstown, New Zealand34 contributions
Friends
Saw this when looking for things to do in a day trip to The Hague and came across this..after reading what it was about I had to go. And I’m glad I did.
It opened my eyes to how people lived in war torn countries and how they escaped.
Absolutely loved it, and found it very cheap to visit and think it is worth more.
Would definitely come back again.
Written August 23, 2018
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Alexandrina C
The Hague, The Netherlands59 contributions
Solo
This is definitely the most emotional experience I have had in the context of a museum... very sensorial and personal in a way. Well done!
Written August 14, 2018
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Mark
Wolverhampton, UK721 contributions
Family
This place should be compulsory visiting for all Brexit voters from the UK 🇬🇧. Never again will people vote to exclude legitimately exiled by conflict people of all colours from our country.
The experience of being “processed” as a refugee is not one I will forget in a hurry. Very humbling and helps you understand what these people who are so often viewed as money grabbers and scroungers by the UK press really go through in search of a better life for themselves and their families.
This kind of museum would never catch on in the UK due to the right wing press but for any socially minded visitor it is a must.
Congratulations a brilliant place.
Written March 12, 2018
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Hi! Thank you so much for your beautiful review and for spreading the word! Good to hear you appreciate the work we're doing. Team Humanity House
Written March 13, 2018
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Lauren
The Hague, The Netherlands26 contributions
Solo
I've been here many times to go to the talks they give about various topics. Very helpful staff and they have very good speakers conducting the lectures. One of the most memorable was a talk about fake news in Eastern Europe. Very interesting subjects, and not super time consuming. Sign up for free beforehand through their facebook page to visit.
Written February 28, 2019
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Chris W
Birmingham, UK111 contributions
Couples
Humanity House was a fantastic visit today and I’d recommend anyone to visit. You’re given an idea of what it’s like to be a refugee and there was a photo exhibition afterwards. There’s also a cafe for coffee after. Humanity House is easy to find, central and can easily be visited in less than an hour. I wish there was something similar in the UK but for a visitor to The Hague I very much recommend visiting.
Written August 14, 2018
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Benjamin G
The Hague, The Netherlands3 contributions
Couples
The humanity house is an intense, powerful and deeply human experience.
Become a refugee, see your home in shambles, live the confusion and trepidation as you walk away from your life as it was.
Watching the testimonials of refugees from around the world makes their suffering all the more real, and cuts through our usual separation from it. You will find a reality in this exhibition you won't find in the media or from the mouths of politicians.
Written March 11, 2018
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Hi Benjamin, Thank you for your beautiful words! Good to hear you appreciate the work we're doing. Hope to see you another time in our museum. Team Humanity House
Written March 12, 2018
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Paul A
The Netherlands145 contributions
Solo
An initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross, Humanity House, provides a thoughtful encounter with individuals uprooted by conflict or natural disaster - a meeting with real people rather than ‘refugees’. Entry is via a maze of doors with peephole views of displacement and a disturbingly disconcerting lift ride to an exhibit presenting eight personal stories. It is all done factually with scant attempt to play on the heart strings or argue a case for immigration yet subtly causes one to reflect on how the first world treats second and third world countries. A smart exhibition.
Written January 30, 2018
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Thank you so much for you kind words Paul!
Written February 1, 2018
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