The Mesdag Collection is accessible to wheelchair users and disabled visitors. Read more about our facilities and accessibility at the museum.
We are dedicated to ensuring that our collection is accessible to everyone, including visitors with a physical or sensory disability. Plan your visit and find out more about the available facilities.
Public transport offers good access to The Mesdag Collection. The closest bus and tram stop is ‘Vredespaleis’, approximately 250 metres from the museum. From The Hague Central Station, take bus 24 towards Kijkduin or bus 28 towards Zuiderstrand. From The Hague HS (Hollands Spoor) Station, take tram 1 towards Scheveningen Noord.
Route description from the bus/tram stop: Cross the Scheveningseweg using the zebra crossing and continue on the Carnegieplein with the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace) on your right-hand side. Turn right into the Laan van Meerdervoort and continue onwards for 60 metres. The Mesdag Collection will be on your right-hand side.
It is also possible to reach the museum by car. On-street paid parking is available in the area surrounding The Mesdag Collection. Several disabled parking spaces are available close to the museum, where you can park using a disability parking card:
- Laan van Meerdervoort 52 (in front of the Albert Heijn, 75 m)
- Bazarstraat 20 (350 m)
- Anna Paulownastraat 2 (450 m)
- Piet Heinstraat 43 (450 m)
- Laan van Meerdervoort 108 (550 m)
- 1e Sweelinckstraat, 24 (600 m)
- Laan van Meerdervoort 124 (650 m)
- Tasmanstraat 202 (650 m)
Wheelchair ramps are unfortunately not installed on all pavements on the route between these parking spaces and the museum. There is no taxi stand in front of the museum.
Check the address and route page to plan your route to The Mesdag Collection.
There are two steps leading up to the main entrance door. The wheelchair accessible group entrance is located to the right in the front garden (follow the arrow on the sign). Bikes can also be parked at this entrance.
After entering the museum, the cloakroom and toilets are located to the left, while the ticket desk is around the corner. The card payment machine at the ticket desk is attached to a long cord, so that it can also be operated from a wheelchair. (This is also the cash desk for the shop and café).
Visitors are required to purchase an admission ticket online in advance. Are you visiting with a companion? You can order a free companion’s ticket by choosing the option 'companion'.
Facilities in the museum
The lift, located diagonally opposite the group entrance, offers access to all floors. Lift measurements: 110 cm (width) x 150 cm (depth). Door opening width: 90 cm.
A maximum of 2 people are allowed in the lift at one time. If you are visiting the museum with your family (or other social unit), you can only use the lift with these people.
The disabled toilet is located on the ground floor, adjacent to the cloakroom. Several wooden threshold strips (max. 1-3 cm) are on the floor between the galleries. The garden is wheelchair accessible, although there are narrow shell paths.
Guide dogs are welcome in the museum and do not need to be registered in advance of a visit. Should you require assistance during your visit, employees at the reception and ticket desk will always be pleased to help.
The museum has foldable seats for visitors who are unable to stand for lengthy periods. These seats are available from the Information Desk. There is no need to reserve a foldable seat.
The museum’s general telephone number is +31 (0)70 – 362 14 34. The line will always be answered by a member of museum staff during opening hours.
Gallery texts describe the artworks in the permanent collection or temporary exhibition, and are identical to the texts you can read on the signs in the museum. We have collated the most important gallery texts in a PDF file.
- Gallery Texts Ground Floor
- Gallery Texts First Floor
- Gallery Texts Second Floor
- Gallery Texts Sharing the Spotlight
The Mesdag Collection in sign language
Ten short videos about museums and cultural institutions in The Hague, including The Mesdag Collection, are available at www.haagsekunstgrepen.nl.
The presenter Tony Bloem describes the different museums from original perspectives, using (Dutch) sign language. The gestures also speak to the imagination of visitors without a hearing impairment. Each presentation focuses on one particular artwork.
More information (in Dutch)
The Mesdag Collection offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the museum and in the Museum Shop/Mesdag Café.
If you haven’t been able to find the answer to your question or require more information, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +31 (0)70 - 362 14 34.