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Louis Couperus Museum
Javastraat 17
2585 AB Den Haag



The museum is located on the ground floor of a nineteenth century The Hague town house in Archipelbuurt, the quarter of town where many characters from Couperus’s novels dwell. Couperus knew the neighbourhood well. When a boy, he lived at Nassauplein and he wrote his first novel, Eline Vere, around the corner from the museum at 20, Surinamestraat. Since 1963, the square in front boasts a bronze bust of the writer.

Louis Couperus never lived at 17, Javastraat. This house belonged to Albert Vogel (1924-1982), a The Hague actor who impersonated Couperus on stage in what he called ‘literary one-man shows’. Also, he published a biography on the author.
The Louis Couperus Museum aims at promoting interest in Couperus’s work in The Netherlands and abroad.