2½ hours
The Hague

Step into the history of human progress

This museum is closed until further notice.

A world of inspiration

The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands houses a unique collection of more than 250 highlights of automotive history. Taking you for a spin, so to speak, through more than 130 years of human progress, innovation, and design.

Step into the history of innovation

In addition to showing how automotive transport has evolved over the years, our one-of-a-kind collection of rare automobiles and memorabilia also allows visitors to discover the advances in technology, design trends, growing wealth and changing social trends which emerged during this time. You will find everything from the first-ever electric vehicle (built more than a century ago!) to some of the twentieth century’s most stunning automotive designs.

Step into the history of design

The Louwman Museum offers numerous attractions to guests to complement its vast collection of automobiles. These ancillary collections of vehicle-themed art, miniature models, posters, trophies, and even airplanes are all well worth a look.

For your visit… Step into a unique location

You will find the full collection housed in the Michael Graves-designed main museum building, which is located in a lush section of The Hague renowned for its grand estates. Covering an area of 16,000 square meters divided across three floors, the Louwman Museum is nothing if not versatile and can be used for an infinite variety of purposes. The garden landscape (designed by noted landscape architect Lodewijk Baljon) is beautifully integrated with the Haagse Bos, a protected wooded area within the city.

Step into a grand collection

During your guided tour in the Louwman Museum our experienced guides will show you the large collection of icons from the history of mobility. The guided tour lasts one hour and there are three tours to choose from. Tours can be given in Dutch, English, German or French, with a maximum of 15 persons per guide.


LOCATION Leidsestraatweg 57, The Hague
OPENING HOURS Opened from Tuesday till Sunday, 10:00h – 17:00h

Closed on 25 December 2019, 1 January 2020 and 27 April 2020

✅ Entry museum ✅ Audiotour
PUBLIC TRANSPORT  From Den Haag Central station (8 minutes):
Bus 90 (direction: Lisse), 385 (direction: Noordwijk), and 386 (direction: Oegstgeest) to stop Louwman Museum.
TICKET TYPE Printed- or mobile ticket

Extra information

  • There is a free audiotour available on the Izi app that works offline as well.
  • For €6,- you can park your car on the grounds of the Louwman museum. If your car is an oldtimer, you can park your car for free!
  • In addition, the museum is also open on Mondays during the summer! Check the website for the exact information.
  • This is the oldest private collection of cars and highly praised by experts!
  • Discover over 250 classic and antique automobiles
  • Top pieces such as, the 1964 Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in the James Bond movie ‘ Goldfinger’
  • Not only the cars, also the building, the other art and the restaurant are excellent!

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Tour Reviews

4.60 based on 5 reviews
November 9, 2016

I am a fan of classic cars. This really added to my holiday.

December 23, 2017

If you are a car enthusiast this is the place to be. Building is very cool as well.

January 3, 2018

The cars are amazing, the collection is impressive and big. Had a good time.

January 11, 2018

If you are a car lover you should go here. I enjoyed it a lot!

May 14, 2018

The highlight of my trip! Cars are awesome and very authentic.

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