During the summer,
May - September
every Thursday and Sunday
address: Lange Voorhout, The Hague - 2514EH

During the winter,
October - April
every Thursday
10 - 17hr.
address: Plein, The Hague - 2511CS


Looking for Dutch objects dating from the 17th and 18th century on the Antique and Book Market in The Hague

On Thursday July 17, filmshots will be made, on the Antiquemarket and Bookmarket on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague, by the Dutch broadcast company Omroep MAX and television production company Endemol.
Omroep MAX will broadcast, later this year, an episode of their successful programme MAX Monumentaal. The Dutch actor Huub Stapel always presents the program.
The item of interest for this episode is a 17th century building in Maassluis, the Gemeenlandshuis.
The Gemeenlandshuis of Delfland on the Hoogstraat in the city Maassluis is a monumental and striking building. It dates from 1626, and has recently been fully restored, but lacks a few details. That’s where MAX Monumentaal comes in.
The very sympathetic Dutch expert on applied art, Prof. Dr. Titus Eliëns, will take MAX and the viewers on a tour on the Lange Voorhout, looking for authentic 17th and 18th century Dutch objects,
such as Witjes – white tiles, or Delft tiles, decorated with blue, showing playing children, chandeliers, glass, textiles, prints and books.
Specialized standholders are Christian Korenhof, Willem Timmermans and Vasso Hadziantoniou. Their love and knowledge for authentic items of the period mentioned, are beyond doubt. They might not have their top-items on stand each marketday, but you can always ask if they have anything of your interest available.
Willem Timmermans has also a shop:
D’ Ouwe Donderbus, at Kalsdonksestraat 141 in Roozendaal,
open on appointment,
and a website: www.douwedonderbus.nl

Near the market there is also a 17th century building, because on the Lange Voorhout no.6 in The Hague, around the corner of the market, you can find the Pageshuis.
This Dutch renaissance house was built between 1618 and 1628, and is one of the few remaining houses with a stepped gable or step-roofe in this part of the city. It takes it’s name from the time the building was a boarding school for pages or squires. Page means squire. Pages' House originally was built as the home of an armorer, but was used from 1748 for the accommodation of Prince William IV's pages.


Vintage Records & Traffic Jam’s and Antiquarian Books & Old Tram’s on the Antique and Bookmarket The Hague

From the eighteenth century's cobblestone streets
With the horse and the carriages to rest our feet
To the train and city tram
Came the birth of mechanical man
The beginning of the lyrics of the super hit Traffic Jam, preformed by the band Sailor, the music and words were written by Georg Kajanus.
Perhaps a never seen sight for you, but on the Antiquemarket and Bookmarket in The Hague a reality. There you might find the vintage record or see the carriage and old tram.
On Saturday July 5, 2014 King Willem Alexander will open the official celebration of 150 years tram’s in The Hague. The opening will be in Scheveningen, at the Noorderstrand and the tram’s will ride to the Kerkplein.
On Saturday July 12, more historic trams will run the tracks in The Hague, hop on and do not forget your camera !
For more information you can visit the dutch site: www.hovm.nl
If you do forget your camera, no problem, because on the Thursday or Sunday you can go to the Antique and Bookmarket on the Lange Voorhout and find enough books about the tram’s throughout the years.
Especially Antiquariaat Damokles, with standholder Astrid van Rongen, has a major collection of books about trams and other kinds of transportation. She can be found on the Bookmarket every Thursday.
Her site: www.damokles.nu , and she also has a shop in the Piet Heinstraat in The Hague.
For vintage records you can visit Antiquariaat Symbolon, with Kees Simpelaar, also each Thursday on the Bookmarket.
However the Antique and Book Market is not on those Saturday’s, every Sunday historic trams do come to the Lange Voorhout. They stop near the museum Escher in het Paleis.
The museum Escher in Het Paleis opened in November 2002 in Queen Emma's beautiful former palace on the Lange Voorhout. The palace houses a huge collection of prints and drawings by the world-famous Dutch artist M.C. Escher.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is a master at drawing impossible situations. In one of his drawings water flows uphill and in another fish transmogrify into birds. Escher was influenced by his tutor Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, himself a great graphic artist, but also by the Moorish buildings and mosaics in Granada and Cordoba.
a silver art medal, M.C.Escher 1898-1972, designed by Henk van Bommel in 1998, collection of standholder Delta 98 Den Haag
In the museum you can see the originals of famous works like 'Belvédère', 'Ascending and Descending', 'Day and Night' and parts of the 'Metamorphosis series'. But don't miss the other interesting exhibits, like the less well-known bookplates, wrapping paper designs for major stores, a New Year's greeting from friends and early self-portraits.
The ingenuity of Escher's work is fully revealed on the top floor of Het Paleis, where computer animation is used to throw a whole new light on the familiar pictures. This totally unique Virtual Reality experience will whirl you away on a thrilling 360-degree voyage of discovery right into the worlds of M.C. Escher