Face to Face

Portraits from the Netherlands' largest photographic collection 

What does Dutch nightclub dancer and alleged spy Mata Hari have in common with Monica Lewinsky? What connects Yoko Ono and John Lennon with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor? The exhibition Face to Face pairs people who at first glance seem to share little in common but nevertheless tell pieces of the same story. Explore a fascinating trove of 100 unique portrait photographs coupled in surprising and thought-provoking juxtapositions, from performers like Elvis Presley and Dutch folk-singer André Hazes to style icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, all brought vividly to life with rare archival documents and audio recordings.

Nationaal Archief

We are the National Archives. Here, you find the answers to questions about your own life, our history and our society. We help you to gain new insights by keeping stories alive. By giving you eternal access to our national memory. 

Visitor information

Opening times

  • Tuesday 10.00 - 21.00
  • Wednesday to Friday 10.00 - 17.00
  • Saturday and Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
  • We are closed on 25 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.


  • Adults € 5,-
  • 65+/students/CJP/uitpas € 3,-
  • Children 12 to 18 years € 3,-
  • Children younger than 12 years free
  • ICOM, Museumcard and Friends free

Guided tours

English guided tours are € 70,- for a group of max. 15 persons (entrance to exhibition included).

To book a tour, please contact the events department at least two weeks ahead on events@nationaalarchief.nl

or +31-70-3315400.

Nationaal Archief

Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 20
2595 BE The Hague

The Nationaal Archief is situated next to The Hague Central Station.