Jan van Goyen House


A tribute to the life and work of the Dutch landscape painter Jan van Goyen (1596-1656) in his former home in The Hague featuring a media presentation of the artist’s paintings.

Portret van GJyen by Carel

Jan van Goyen

This museum in a canal house is part of a historic meeting centre. The house is run with the help of a team of volunteers.

During the Dutch “Golden Age”(17th century), The Hague was an important centre of painting.
One of the leading painters in the era was Jan van Goyen, famous for his landscape paintings. Today, his paintings are on display in e.g. the "Rijksmuseum" in Amsterdam and The Hague's Historical Museum. The house where he used to live and work is now open to the public. It gives a great insight into how people used to live back in the 17th century.

view on Haarlemmermeer (1656)

Jan van Goyen House
Dunne Bierkade 16
2512 BC Den Haag

Telephone: (070) 36563 70 (Voorhoeve Foundation)
Website: www.janvangoyenhuis.nl
Cell phone address: mobile.janvangoyenhuis.nl.

In Jan van Goyen's historical canal house, some sixty of his landscapes, riverscenes and seascapes are on show, as a media presentation. A copy of his huge town view of The Hague is also on display. In it, he depicted his own house, that of his neighbour and colleague Paulus Potter and the house where the palace architect Van Balckeneynde lived.

Opening hours:
Group tours on request.
Other tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 13:00 hours, which can be booked by phone or e-mail.
Advance booking required.

The Voorhoeve Foundation