FAQ

Visit

What are the opening hours?
Opening hours are Tuesday – Sunday from 11am to 5pm. We are closed 25nd of December and 1st of January.

Can I visit the memorial centre with a Museumcard?
The Museumcard is not (yet) valid. We do accept several other discount cards. For an actual overview, see Opening hours and prices

Are there special prices for children and students?
It is important to us that we get to tell the story of the Oranjehotel to many children and young people. We therefore offer an attractive price for children and youth. See Opening hours and prices

Can I take photographs?
Photography for individual use is permitted without the use of a tripod or a selfie stick. For press photographs and professional photo and film recordings, contact our marketing and communication staff member hgramberg@oranjehotel.org

How does a visit work?
The National Monument Oranjehotel consists of several connected parts. In the Memorial Centre in the former cell barracks, you will get to know the various people who were imprisoned here. You will discover more about prison life, the prison system, resistance, and the implications of imprisonment and occupation. Cell 601, one of the death cells, and het Poortje (“The Little Gate”), are impressive highlights of your visit. A free audio tour is available for each visitor, to bring along past the different stops.

How long does a visit last?
We estimate that a visit lasts between 75 to 90 minutes, depending your interest. You might want to combine a visit with a walk or a bike ride to the Waalsdorpervlakte, or with a visit to a nearby museum or attraction (Madurodam, Peace Palace, Museum Beelden aan Zee, MuZee Scheveningen, Museon, Museum Voorlinden, Louwman Museum, Humanity House, The Historical Museum of The Hague, Gemeentemuseum or Indisch Herinneringscentrum). Scheveningen beach is just a 15-minute walk away.

Can I come with a group?
We welcome groups. If you plan to come with a group of 10 people or more, let us know in advance via reserveringen@oranjehotel.org. We can organise a short introduction or a discussion after the visit. You can combine your visit with a cup of coffee/tea and some refreshments in our café.

Is the Oranjehotel Memorial Centre suitable for children?
Children and young people are very welcome. We do suggest a minimum age of 8 years old.

Collection and stories

Can I find out whether one of my relatives was imprisoned in the Oranjehotel?
A digital Name Monument will soon contain as many names as possible of the prisoners in the Oranjehotel during the Second World War.

Can I donate documents or objects of relatives who were imprisoned in the Oranjehotel?
We are certainly interested in this. Please contact Maia Bijl, staff member of collection/layout/education via mbijl@oranjehotel.org.

Facilities

Is there a museum shop?
There is a museum shop with an assortment of books about the Oranjehotel, the Second World War, and postcards.

Is there a museum café?
There is a small café in the Memorial Centre where you can enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and some refreshments.

Can I help out as a volunteer?
Volunteers are indispensable to the Oranjehotel. We are always looking for motivated volunteers. Find more information click here