Never refer to G. Keiser & Zoon (which has been at number 25 in the Arcade since 1897) simply as a ‘shop for stamp collectors’: it is a wondrous museum, exhibition, rummager’s paradise and trip down memory lane all in one. It is, of course, a Mecca for all philatelists, but also a delight for tourists and residents in The Hague who are in search of unique gifts, stylish stationery, postcards and the old romanticism of ‘the post’…

About this store:
Shop: G. Keiser & Zoon
What: Stamp collector’s shop
From the past: The entire store, located in the Arcade since 1897
From the present: The newest stamps (from all over the world)
A visit 
to G. Keiser & Zoon is a sentimental journey through the time before tablets and digital communication. The over 100-year-old store offers letters, stamps and cards from past to present, and from South Africa to Iceland. Search by topic – animals, the royal family, the famous Dutch ‘children’s stamps’ series, Brazil or the Red Cross – and marvel at miniature works of art from across the centuries and the globe.
The collection
covers every topic you can imagine, and includes a number of incredibly rare examples from the world of stamps and postcards. Some are used, others still brand new. There is also an entire collection of used envelopes and cards with elaborate addresses and stamps, greetings from faraway lands and – if you are lucky – with a story to tell: a forgotten letter, or a faded old postcard…
The history 
of G. Keiser & Zoon is limited exclusively to stamps, coins, postcards and other postal items. Current proprietor Andre Hilgersom, who has worked in the store since 1980, is always happy to give extended demonstrations, and has fine stories in indefatigable supply for anybody interested.


Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday closed


G. Keiser & Zoon bv
Passage 25-27
2511 AB Den Haag
070 3462339