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Guided tours

Discover the Mauritshuis collection in a unique way. Visit the museum with one of our guides.

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Guided tours practical information

  • Request at least two weeks in advance
  • Start between 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM
  • Maximum 15 visitors per tour
  • Various languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Norwegian
  • About one hour
  • Cost: guided tour of Mauritshuis €100; guided tour of Prince William V Gallery €65.
  • Payment at the cash desk (cash, PIN, credit card)
  • You may guide your own group (maximum 15 persons per group), but please register as a group in advance ( no entrance fee for the guide)

Guided tour Highlights

See the highlights of the Mauritshuis collection with one of our tour guides. The programme includes world-famous paintings, such as The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Bull by Paulus Potter. Discover why the paintings of the Golden Age are so special.

  • Maximum 15 people per tour
  • €100 per guide
  • About one hour

Rembrandt? The case of Saul and David

During the exhibition Rembrandt? The case of Saul and David (11 June - 13 September), we offer several different guided tours in combination with the exhibition. No tours will be given in the exhibition room itself.

Rembrandt tour - Rembrandt is the most important painter from the Dutch Golden Age. During this tour, you will explore the Rembrandts in our permanent collection at length. From Simeon's Song of Praise and The Anatomy Lesson to Homer and the late self-portrait - you will see in a nutshell why Rembrandt was the greatest of his time.

The tour will guide you through the Rembrandts in the permanent collection in about 45 minutes. Afterwards, you will get an introduction to the exhibition about Rembrandt's Saul and David, which you may then visit at your own leisure.

  • Maximum 15 people per tour
  • €100 per guide
  • About one hour

Combined Tour - Highlight tour through the masterpieces of the Mauritshuis with an introduction to the Rembrandt? The case of Saul and David exhibition. After the tour, you may visit the exhibition at your own leisure.

  • Maximum 15 people per tour
  • €100 per guide
  • About one hour (This guided tour can be extended to 1.5 hours, in which case the cost will be € 150 per tour.)

Guided tour of Prince William V Gallery

The Prince William V Gallery is a hidden treasure in the historical centre of The Hague. Stadholder Prince William V of Orange-Nassau had the room built in 1774 in order to exhibit his paintings. During the guided tour, you will be introduced to this regal collection.

  • Maximum 15 people per tour
  • €65 per guide
  • About one hour

Mauritshuis App

In the Mauritshuis App you will find information about all the paintings in the museum. The most important works of art feature an exciting audio guide, illustrated with photos and films. You can choose between a short tour along the highlights, dive deeper into the Golden Age, or go seek out your favourite paintings yourself.

Download the free Mauritshuis App and visit the Mauritshuis with your smartphone. If you don't have a smartphone, you may hire a device at the museum.

The app is available in Dutch and English. Our Highlight Tour is also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Custom guided tours

Do you have special requests? We will be happy to help plan a custom tour for you.

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