Discover 400 years of history at Huygens’ Hofwijck

Huygens’ Hofwijck in Voorburg focuses on two key Dutch scientists from the Golden Age: Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens. The museum focuses on the brothers’ unique influence on 17th century literature, science, music, architecture and their lifelong bond with the royal family.

The life and work of Constantijn Huygens can be admired at the Hofwijck country estate, which he designed. Huygens (1596-1687) was a fascinating, multi-faceted man. He was counsellor of the Stadthouders of Orange and in his free time, he was a skilled practitioner of arts and science. When he wanted to escape the turbulence of political life in The Hague, he retreated to the harmonious surroundings of Hofwijck. In 2004, the garden of the Hofwijck estate was reconstructed based on the original design by Constantijn Huygens from 1640.

Did you know that..

The garden is shaped like a human body?

Opening hours

12.00 - 17.00 hour
12.00 - 17.00 hour
12.00 - 17.00 hour
12.00 - 17.00 hour
12.00 - 17.00 hour

Where can you find us?

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Huygens’ Hofwijck

Westeinde 2
+31 (0)70–3872311

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Startling activities

Huize Middenburg

Huize Middenburg is a very special building. The 17th century house is hidden behind the trees and shrubs. Around Huize Middenburg, you can enjoy walks in one of the two parks and relax on the grass.

Culinary outlets along the Julianabaan

Whether you feel like enjoying a long lunch or a bite to take home: the Julianabaan has it all. Here you can buy the most delicious food from one of the unique stalls, big chains or at the supermarket.