If you love old publications relating to Dutch history, culture and more, the Expositie Topstukken (known as Highlights Exhibition) at the National Library Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague is the probably the best FREE exhibition for you.
This National Library’s extensive collection span more than ten centuries comprising of novels, poetry selection, atlases, magazines, newspapers, decorated paper, handcrafted book bindings and letters. Take your time and admire 18th-century travel journal, study the beautiful 15th-century Italian book of hours made in Delft or learn about Mexican bast paper.
Many of these highlighted pieces are alternated four times a year, so there is always something new to see.
The National Library Koninklijke Bibliotheek building is conveniently located a few walking minutes away from The Hague Central Station. The hall showcasing the Expositie Topstukken can be found towards the end of the first floor, passing by the library, Kinderboekenmuseum (translation: Children’s Book Museum) and Literatuurmuseum Museum (translation: Literature Museum). It is open freely six days a week. All descriptions are available in English for your convenience.
Address: Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5. 2595 BE The Hague.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm, Saturday from 12 noon – 5pm and closed on Sundays.