The Pulchri studios were originally a place for artists to present their work to other artists and exchange ideas and information — a social space to meet art lovers, collectors and dealers. Artists had to become members of this art society that began in 1847. Since 1893, the Pulchri Studios have been located in the heart of The Hague at the prestigious Lange Voorhout.
Nowadays, however, Pulchri is open to the general public and that means people like you and I can enjoy the exhibitions and the charming courtyard café. Admission to Pulchri is free (until 5pm when it becomes members only) and with seven spaces on two floors and more than 50 exhibitions a year there’s enough to see. It’s also child/family friendly and our 4-year-old enjoyed pointing out which paintings he liked and which he thought were rubbish!
If something really catches your eye, you can buy the artwork — paintings, sculptures or photography. Or why not just enjoy the chic location, the monumental building, the art, and take a break with a glass of wine in the courtyard. OR… visit the pub quiz or 80s dance party which is held once a month in the lounge. Yes, seriously an 80s night! It’s truly eclectic and somehow very authentic.