You would not expect it, but behind the façade of Laan van Meerdervoort number 7F, you will find a big garden with a beautiful museum. It is home to The Mesdag Collection; a set of remarkable paintings collected by master painter and his wife Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915) and Sientje. Most tourists know Panorama Mesdag; the museum with Mesdags’ most famous sea- scape painting which surrounds visitors in all directions. The lesser known Mesdag Collection is just steps away from this panorama. Manager Wite de Savornin Lohman: “Mesdag wasn’t just a painter, but also a collector and an entrepreneur. This collection is composed with love and contains masterpiec- es of painters whom Mesdag admired very much.

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