In winter the bookmarket on Het Plein can be very romantic. Standholders blowing little clouds of warm breath into the cold air. Wearing mittens and slapping their hands for warmth. The sparkles of the small lightbulbs in each stand give a joyfull call of “we are here” .
But when the romance of a snowy wintersday is not yet to happen, it can be a rainswept grey thursday on Het Plein and that’s when we need your carefulness. Please be aware of the dripping of your umbrella on the books, wooden and silver items. The drops can realy damage the items.
Umbrella’s are not even allowed at the next place you can visit in The Hague. It’s nearby the Antique- and Bookmarket, at the other side of the pond called the Hofvijver.
A painting by the famous Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) will be displayed in the Galerij Prins Willem V / Prince William V Gallery until 8 December 2013. The picture is 'Boy Bitten by a Lizard' from The National Gallery in London.There are no paintings by Caravaggio in any Dutch museum collection, so this is a unique opportunity to admire one of his works in the first public art collection in the Netherlands.