The Binnenhof closed? The Art of the Binnenhof opens its doors wide.
This unique Augmented Reality Pop-up art exhibition and special book edition shows you the striking cultural history of the Binnenhof. Beautiful works of art and stories from all eras in a surrealistic setting. Discover it from September 4 until October 3 in the Atrium of the City Hall of The Hague. Also the richly illustrated – two-in-one – book edition will be published in the autumn of 2022.

A spectacular project that emphasizes the timelessness of the Binnenhof!
Who are the
Old Masters of days gone by? Many lesser-known faces are introduced in text and image. And which New Heroes contributed to the modernization of the treasuries of the Binnenhof, which few ever get to see?

With collected works by Old Masters about Jacoba van Beieren, Amalia van Solms-Braunfels, Johan de Witt, Maria Stuart I, Elselina van Houweningen en koning Willem II.

And with collected work by New Heroes such as Auke de Vries, Eric Claus, Jos de Putter, Rudi van de Wint, Sylvie Zijlmans en Tomas Rajlich.

Book Oude Meester

Augmented Reality (AR)
This exhibition is the first Augmented Reality (AR) in the Atrium of the City Hall in The Hague. AR occurs when an extra layer of information about reality is added digitally. This can be done by projecting images onto spectacle lenses, but often AR is simply shown on a screen. This can be done, for example, on a smartphone or on a television.

Visitors of this exhibition can download the app when they view the two large panels in the Atrium. After that, they can visit the virtual exhibition which consists of two parts: Old Masters and New Heroes. Every part consists of six virtual spaces in artworks that are given after the visitor have scanned a special code on the panels with their smartphone or tablet.

The app is available via the Apple Store or the Google Play Store under the name ‘De Kunst van Het Binnenhof’. We recommend installing the app on a smartphone or tablet prior to coming to this exhibition. In the app you can choose between ‘Old Masters’ and ‘New Heroes’. To view the ‘Old Masters’, scan the markings on the red panels in the Atrium The Hague. The ‘New Heroes’ will become visible when scanning the markers on the blue panels. It is best to install the app in advance via WIFI. From 1 September 2022, the secure WiFi network Publicroam can be used in the Atrium The Hague. The instructions of this free WIFI network can be found on​. Klick here to see which devices can download the app.

Festive Month September
The exhibition opened during The Hague UIT Festival, is on display throughout September and also runs parallel to Open Monument Day, Prinsjesdag, Prinsjesfestival en Royal The Hague.

Impressie Augmented Reality Pop-up kunstexpositie: De Kunst van het Binnenhof

Document for a Monument
The production is by Document for a Monument. They collect all kinds of insights and ideas about the past, the users and the future of the Binnenhof – in words, images and sound – and takes that harvest, together with an up-to-date description of the renovation, along with various multimedia connections.

Overhandigng eerste boek De Kunst van het Binnenhof V.l.n.r. Dick Holthuis-Document voor een Monument - wethouder Saskia Bruines en Mizja Haak-Document voor een Monument

Made possible by
This production is an initiative of Document for a Monument and is realised in cooperation with Mizja Haak and Dick Holthuis (founders of Document for a Monument) – Jolijn Heesters, Sara Jansen, Matthies Klink, Marjet Poutsma and Nadjezda Verboom, students of Utrecht University under the supervision of art historian Sanne Frequin (editing Old Masters) – Hendrik van Delft (editing New Heroes) – Ton Haak (editing advice and final editing) – Centric Netherlands (technical elaboration virtual exhibition) – LetterZDesign – Atrium City Hall.