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Photos from the National Archives show the discovery of the world - The Hague

Exhibition On the road – Traveling with the photographer - 16 September 2016 to 8 January 2017. The exhibition On the road – Traveling with the photographer in the National Archives of the Netherlands shows how travelling and photography have become inextricably bound to each other. 

Since the 19th century, photographers have been recording the discovery of new worlds, chronicling an ever-changing world and showing us exotic far-away places. From the turbulent developments in Sudetenland on the eve of the Second World War, through the unknown China and Russia in the 1950s, to mysterious Latin-America. The National Archives is exhibiting work by photographers Ed van der Elsken, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Luc Timmers, Herbert Ponting, Cas Oorthuys, Sem Presser and Willem van de Poll and more.
The world in pictures

In the exhibition On the road, the photographers take visitors on a journey, showing them that photos have been portraying the world as it really is since the 19th century. Photos taken by tourists and journalists in far-away places have always helped to satisfy the curiosity of those who stay at home. The photos taken by Herbert Ponting take you on an expedition with Robert Falcon Scott through the barren landscape of the Antarctic (1910-1912). Willem van de Poll takes us right into history with his photographic report of German troops marching into Sudetenland, providing an unique picture of this turbulent period. Thanks to photos taken by Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, visitors get an impression of the closed worlds of China and Russia in the 1950s. Inhospitable countries where photographers were restricted by heavy censorship, but where some managed to take (secret) pictures of people going about their day-to-day business.
Vintage prints

Out of the millions of photo’s stored in the National Archives a selection of 235 vintage prints (originals) were chosen for the exhibition, showing work made by well-known and unknown photographers over the past 125 years. The majority of the photos on display are black-and-white prints. Previously unseen photos by Luc Timmers, a Dutch pioneer of colour photography in the 1930s, are an exception. His unique pictures were added to the National Archive’s collection in 2015.
Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift

Digital access to part of this historic photographic collection is provided by means of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset. Visitors can put on special 3D glasses to wander through a virtual photo city and experience the collection of photos in another dimension. The photos and stories take on a life of their own.
About the National Archives

The National Archives manage and present almost 1,000 years of Dutch history. With 137 km of archives, 15 million photographs, 300,000 maps and drawings and 330 terabytes of digital footage, they serve as the memory of the Netherlands.  Whether you are looking for the archives of our parliament, the Dutch East India Company or the Dutch Football Association; you will find them in the National Archive of the Netherlands.
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Tuesday from 10.00 to 21.00
Wednesday to Friday from 10.00 to 17.00
Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00

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Hilton The Hague

Located in the historic city centre and embassy quarter of The Hague, next to Panorama Mesdag and 450 m from Noordeinde Palace, the luxurious 5-star Hilton The Hague offers free WiFi access in public areas and complimentary access to the 24-hour gym. Other sights such as Mauritshuis, Vredespaleis and high-end shopping at the end of the Lange Voorhout are within 1 km.

Set in the former head office of Dutch Post, the hotel features spacious guest rooms and suites. Each contemporary decorated room has a work space, flat-screen TV with a variety of pay-per-view channels. The bathroom is fitted with a separate bath and shower and free toiletries are provided.

Some rooms have access to the executive lounge which features private check in/out, WiFi access and a terrace.

At the hotel's Bar SPARK guests can enjoy a Dutch beer or a signature cocktail, while Restaurant Pearl serves French cuisine with a local touch. Meet with friends in the lobby or enjoy the grill or international finger food and bites at SPARK's terrace at the waterside.

Other facilities at Hilton The Hague are e.g. bike rental.

The Hague Central Station is located at a distance of 2 km and offers connections to Rotterdam, The Hague Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and the city centre of Amsterdam. The tram that departs from Mauritskade, at 270 m from the hotel, takes you to the beach of Scheveningen.

The Hague City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in culture, food and shopping.

Stay in the real heart of the city - this is our guests' favourite part of The Hague, according to independent reviews.

Hilton The Hague

Hotel Des Indes

Hotel Des Indes The Hague - a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Des Indes is a luxurious 5-star hotel on the Lange Voorhout in the city centre of The Hague. There is an exclusive Health Club with a swimming pool.

The hotel rooms are elegant in style and have a seating area and a satellite TV. The large beds with soft white duvets offer a comfortable setting for your night's rest.

Hotel Des Indes was designed by the famous architect Jacques Garcia. There is also a lounge, restaurant and meeting facilities.

The Hague City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in culture, food and shopping.

Hotel Des Indes The Hague

Novotel Suites

Novotel Suites Den Haag City is located 900 m from the main train station Den Haag Centraal. It offers spacious suites with free WiFi access.

Each suite comes with air conditioning and a private, modern bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. It also features cable TV, a refrigerator and a microwave. Guests also have 24/7 access to the fitness centre, where complimentary massages are offered every Wednesday evening.

Gastronomic snacks are available at Suite Novotel, and there is also an internet corner, as well as a bar.

The hotel is 3 km from Madurodam and 500 m from Binnenhof. Schiphol Airport is 48 km away.

The Hague City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in culture, food and shopping.

Stay in the real heart of the city - this is our guests' favourite part of The Hague, according to independent reviews.

Novotel Suites Den Haag City

Carlton Ambassador

Carlton Ambassador Hotel offers luxurious rooms in the historic centre of The Hague, only 140 m from Panorama Mesdag. It benefits from a lounge with a fireplace and paintings by Henricus.

Each of the air-conditioned rooms at Carlton Ambassador Hotel features a flat-screen TV, work desk and a minibar. They also come with tea and coffee making facilities and bathroom with a robe and slippers.

The Bar Bistro Rubens serves light meals and lunch dishes in a casual setting. The elegant Henricus Restaurant & Lounge serves international bistro-style cuisine and includes French doors which open onto the garden terrace.

The Mauritskade tram stop is 350 m away and offers a direct service to Scheveningen and the beach in less than 15 minutes. The Peace Palace is a 5-minute walk away.

The Hague City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in culture, food and shopping.

Carlton Ambassador Hotel

t Goude Hooft

Hotel 't Goude Hooft is located in The Hague and offers suites with free WiFi access. The Hague Central Station is 1.5 km away.

Each suite will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is a kitchenette with a refrigerator and an electric kettle. The private bathroom has a spa bath, and a shower. You can enjoy city view from the room.

At 't Goude Hooft you will find a garden, a terrace and a restaurant. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage.

The hotel is 2.7 km from Madurodam and 500 m from Binnenhof. Schiphol Airport is 45.9 km away.

The Hague City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in culture, food and shopping.

Hotel 't Goude Hooft


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