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Hague Mansion built on a canal

Hofwijk The Hague The Netherlands is a mansion built for 17th-century politician Constantijn... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Durham, Canada
Great staff nice garden

The Huygens's Hofwijck was a gettaway from the court in the Hague of the Huygens family. The family... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Hofwijk The Hague The Netherlands is a mansion built for 17th-century politician Constantijn Huygens. It was built on a canal and may be nothing by todays standards of a mansion but it is worth seeing.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The Huygens's Hofwijck was a gettaway from the court in the Hague of the Huygens family. The family is famous for its scientists. Huygens designed the garden in a Vitruvius style thus shaped like the human body. It is a real nice gettaway for visitors...More

Thank francien2015
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Great place to visit. Get an impression of how Huygens and his family lived in their summerhouse. A beatiful garden.

Thank Gerda L
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice small museum made great by the volunteer who provided the tour, well done with joy. Good insight in dutch and science history. Very very easy yo get to also

Thank Pimdeb2002
Reviewed December 29, 2017

In 1642, Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687), poet, secretary of different Dutch princes, diplomat, musician and composer, used the house of Hofwyck as a place to ‘escape’ from the court. Here, he developed also a beautiful garden, based on the work of Vitruvius. Also his famous son,...More

Thank A-flying-Dutchman
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The building and gardens form a unique historical ensemble. The story of Christiaan Huygens and family are leading for the exposition in the building itself. Unfortunately part of the original gardens no longer exist. A railway line and motorway have been built on parst of...More

Thank JanXXX
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Although small and unassuming Hofwijk was the country residence of the Huygens family who were of great importance in golden-age Dutch history. Christiaan Huygens discovered saturns rings there among other fascinating scientific discoveries he made. The building is small and cost and the downstairs shows...More

Thank Emlyn S
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

A nice but rather small place. It has plenty of history and stories though. It not a major museum 1 hour maybe 1.5 is just right. Yet what is showen is nice an easy to understand. I also went into Voorburg just on the other...More

Thank johannesb231
Reviewed March 1, 2015

A classic building from the Dutch Golden Age. Learn a bit about Constantijn Huygens, his contributions and family and you will enjoy your visit even more.

Thank raf123fgtours
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Boring and very small place with little to see or experience. I liked the view on the place from the train and when I looked up what kind of place it was I learned it was a museum. So I decided to go there once...More

Thank Sjoerd G
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