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30 Prinsessegracht
Den Haag, ZH, 2514 AP

Museum Meermanno | Huis van het boek (vroeger Meermanno-Westreenianum) is het oudste boekenmuseum ter wereld. Het is gevestigd in het voormalige woonhuis van de stichter van het museum Willem Hendrik Jacob baron van Westreenen van Tiellandt (1783-1848) aan de Prinsessegracht in Den Haag en richt zich op het geschreven en gedrukte boek in al zijn vormen, in heden en verleden. De ontwikkeling van de vormgeving van zowel oude als moderne boeken staat daarbij centraal.

Guided tours

Guided tours



This general tour provides an introduction to the collection of the baron Van Westreenen which is displayed in the distinctive nineteenth-century rooms of Museum Meermanno.  You will learn about the history of the museum, the baron Van Westreenen and the antiquities and books he collected during his lifetime.  In addition, there is a visit to the room devoted to unusual book forms.  An important part of this is the Bibliotheca Thurkowiana Minor, a miniature library with 1515 tiny books.


Museum Meermanno organizes three temporary exhibitions per year on special topics.  It is also possible to have a guided tour of the current temporary exhibition.


The guided tour lasts 60 minutes.


The guided tour costs € 60 for a maximum of 20 people (excluding entrance fee to the museum).  If there are more than twenty people, the group will be divided in half.


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A guided tour can easily be combined with a workshop, lunch, drinks party or meeting.  Please contact the museum to discuss the possibilities.

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