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Address: Prinsengracht 8, 2512 GA, The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 70 310 0050
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:59 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Located on Prinsegracht 8 in The Hague, the Humanity House is a place to...

Located on Prinsegracht 8 in The Hague, the Humanity House is a place to see, hear and experience the human story behind disasters and conflicts, both physically and online.

The Humanity House is a museum that lets you experience what it’s like to live through a disaster or conflict and explores related themes in temporary exhibitions. The Humanity House also provides a platform, a place of encounter for people, organisations and agencies that deal with humanitarian themes. Moreover, our education programmes explain global problems to children and young adults. The Humanity House organises these activities with its seven staff members and museum team with eleven employees, and in collaboration with various partners.

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I came here with my 11 year old daughter. With the refugee crisis in Syria and elsewhere this is a great place to learn what it must feel like to be a refugee as you walk through... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my 11 year old daughter. With the refugee crisis in Syria and elsewhere this is a great place to learn what it must feel like to be a refugee as you walk through the process yourself. You will learn stories of actual refugees who fled their counties for various reasons and leave hopefully a little more... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive and informative. Educational to experience the journey of a refugee. Humanity house also offers interesting activities in their auditorium.

Thank ElswhereTours
Breukelen Ut
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802 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The 45 minutes experience is available in Dutch and English. You enter a normal room, then a room in chaos and the radio tells you that you have to flee. On to other rooms. Finally you are being 'processed' by an official and once approved you enter a room where you are 'no one'. Then you can see videos of... More 

Thank WorldTravelOne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is the chance to imagine having to leave your home in the Hague and what it is like to be a refugee. Make sure you use the English or Dutch headphones as needed.

Thank diane g
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

A clever way of creating empathy for what makes up a large portion of the populations of the Netherlands: immigrants and refugees. I enjoyed the personal stories, interviews, and videos.

Thank Chlor
Beijing, China
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

It is a special museum allowing you to experience how refugees travel a long way to the Netherlands and get registered. However, the experience is made to be too simple and unimpressive. When I went through Zone A which mimics the way from refugees' home country to Holland, I couldn't feel the danger they encounter or the torture they have.... More 

Thank Lingfeng G
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is not just a museum where you can look at things; you can actually make a journey to experience what it is like when you have to flee and become a refugee. It is interesting and a bit discomforting, and will definitely give you food for thought. I think it's suitable for many different kinds of people and ages... More 

Thank Jolien D
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

This museum is amazing! The concept is interactive, so you can learn on the life of refugee from your own experience here. You can look humanity problem from a different perspective and feel a little bit chilly to have yourself walk through bumpy journey fleeing from danger behind you. A great work and a must experience for everyone to awake... More 

Thank Cindynurfitri
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I often take my International freinds here, but the museum has little temporary exhibitions. The museum general tour on the experience as a refugee does it well,and it's definitely worth it when you are doing this for the first time. What certainly is worthwhile is to look at the website of the Humanity House before going since they also have... More 

Thank Sohail B
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

A stunning immersion into a refugee life. It's the most relevant museum I saw in years, it's well displayed, to the details, and gives an excellent insight of what refugees go through. The highlights for me were the mirror room and the interview. EVERY person should visit it, especially teenagers.

Thank Nerav B

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