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Address and opening hours

Limited opening of RKD and extra digital looking-up service

From 2 June 2020 the RKD will be permitting limited use of the archives, visual documentation and library. This is possible from home using our free digital looking-up service, or you may consult material in person when you visit the RKD. On Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, a limited number of work stations are available in the RKD Reading Room for art-historical research that cannot be done from home. The RKD is open, but only by appointment, from 11.00 until 16.00. We will provide a spacious work station with computer, at which archives, books and other material can be consulted, as long as these have been requested using a booking form at least 4 days in advance. More information can be found here.


Visiting address

Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
(Royal Library (KB)-complex)
2595 BE The Hague
The Netherlands
T: +31 70 3339777
F: +31 70 3339789
E: info@rkd.nl

The RKD is accessible for wheelchair users


Postal address

RKD Foundation
P.O. Box 90418
2509 LK The Hague
The Netherlands


Opening hours

Monday till Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Entrance fees 2020

Day pass: € 5
Annual pass: € 42

Prices include VAT.
Students receive a 50% discount on the day pass and annual pass.
Friends of the RKD receive a 50% discount on the annual pass.


Closed

  • Monday 1 June (Whit Monday)
  • Thursday 24 December from 2 p.m.
  • Friday 25 December 2020 until Friday 1 January 2021 (Holidays)


Accessibility

The Royal Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB)) complex in which the RKD resides is situated between Central Station The Hague and the Utrechtse Baan (A12) in The Hague.

Public transport

Take the train, tram or bus to The Hague Central Station. From there take the side exit next to platform 12 (platform for Randstadrail). Walk straight ahead and you will reach the entrance to the Royal Library (KB). The RKD is located on the ground floor. The pedestrian’s route may change temporarily due to building work around The Hague Central Station. Plan your journey ahead on the website ov9292.nl or use the train planner ns.nl.

Travelling by bike

At Central Station cycle around New Babylon and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the back of the ministry you will see the Royal Library (KB complex) on the right hand side. You can make use of the unattended cycle parking facility at the right of the entrance. Due to building work around The Hague Central Station this route could change slightly.

By car from the direction of Amsterdam, Utrecht or Rotterdam

Route A4, A12 and A13. At the Prins Clausplein follow the signs for Den Haag Centrum via de Utrechtsebaan (A12). Take the exit Den Haag Centrum and follow the signs for Prins Clauslaan (parallel to the highway) until you reach the Theresiastraat (directly after the second bridged building). Take a left here and you will reach the entrance of the RKD. Plan your journey ahead with the ANWB route planner.

By car from Amsterdam

Route A4-N44. On the A4 travelling from Amsterdam you will reach the N44 at Wassenaar. Once in The Hague (see sign for Den Haag) follow the Benoordenhoutseweg until you get to the crossing Boslaan-Jozef Israëlslaan and take a left here. Don’t take the Utrechtsebaan but instead take a direct right into the service road (Boslaan). Take a right at the second set of traffic light and you will arrive at the RKD entrance. Plan your journey ahead with the ANWB route planner.

Parking facilities

There are paid parking facilities in the vicinity (Theresiastraat for example) or in the parking garage CS/New Babylon close to Central Station (Prinses Irenestraat). Another possibility is the free parking below Voorburg Station (take the Voorburg exit directly after the Prins Clausplein) and then take a train to The Hague Central Station.