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“Pleasant journey to centuries back”
Review of Panorama Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag
Ranked #4 of 175 things to do in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A magnificent experience in time and space.
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant journey to centuries back”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great piece of art that's really brings the feelings of XVIII/XIX Netherlands. The size of painting and the museum features make you feel just right there, at Scheveningen harbour two hundred years ago. A must see in den Haag in my opinion.

Visited March 2013
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Special”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

A nice thing to do, allthough it is 'only' one picture. Take the special tour ,with a tourguide. It will impress you surely. Good coffe as welll. Combine it with Vredespaleis or you can walk to the center in about 15 minutes.

Visited December 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Oldfashioned fun”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

The Panorama Mesdag is a great-circle panorama and they're really rare nowadays. It depicts the sea and the village of Scheveningen near the Hague about a century and a half ago, with a sandy stretch before it so it gets even more 'real'.
That said, you've seen it after some 10 minutes and the ticket for it is 10 euros, and there's not much else to see in the museum.
Best to go to see Scheveningen IRL and then head to the Panorama (near the Peace Palace and the Mesdag Museum devoted to the Haagse School painters).
I rate it very good, because the atmosphere in the Panorama room is so special: you're catapulted into a bygone era. You can really see how a fishing village must have looked at the time of the Haagse School painters and you're far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. So if you ever want to see a rare circle Panorama, painted by someone who clearly loved the sea, here's your chance.

Visited May 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“1 very impressive picture but that's it”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The picture was much more impressive than I had expected and I really enjoyed spending 10 minutes looking at it but that is the whole museum. If you are close by (which is possible as it's close to the Vredespaleis) then worth it but probably 10 euros is probably a bit expensive for a ten minute look and therefore I have given it a 3 for the whole experience. For the picture I would give it a 5 as it's one of the most impressive paintings I've seen.

Visited November 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Unique and amazing”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Have been here a couple of time with visitors. It is quite unique. The last time we visited we took our friends to the beach first and pointed out a few key landmarks and then took them to the Panorama Mesdag. Very clever how there is the sand in front of you and then it disappears into the picture behind.

Visited November 2013
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