How did people from The Hague live in the early twentieth century? You will discover this in the new museum De Quack in the Zeeheldenkwartier. It is a chic terraced house in The Hague from 1900 that has been completely restored and brought back to its original state.

Architect and artist Jan de Quack bought out the house 45 and left completely renovate it in 1900. He had a contemporary taste for the interior and he showed all kinds of architectural styles. That’s what makes the house so special.

Styles

In the terraced house you come across all styles. The rear facade is inspired by the Paris World’s Fair and features an Eiffel Tower-style staircase. In the house, an en-suite room is decorated with gold leaf and there is a very modern bathroom for the time.

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Museum

Nice to wander around in such an old house, but it’s even more fun that you can touch everything. You can sit down at the table, read the newspaper, drink a cup of tea in the lounge and open all the drawers in the study.

Info

Museum House De Quick can be found on the Elandstraat 11 and open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 until 12.10 hours and regularly also on weekends. Ticket costs €6 for adults, young people between the 17 and 26 year €5,- and is free for children.

Check the website of Huis De Quack for all information.

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