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?

Logo Huygens' Hofwijck

Huygens’ Hofwijck

Westeinde 2
+31 (0)70–3872311

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Startling activities

Stone bench (Juliana-Bernhardpark)

In 1947, on the occasion of the wedding of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard, a commemorative bench was built in the style of the Nieuwe Haagsche School with sculptural features by sculptor Albert Termote.

Central Park Voorburg

At boutique hotel Central Park Voorburg, romance is always in the air. Housed in a national monument with a beautifully designed interior, the hotel provides a special holiday atmosphere. The restaurant also offers a very impressive selection of dishes.