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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 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.

Guided tour exhibition Mauritshuis - The building

Through 4 January - The museum is located in an extraordinary building, a textbook example of Dutch classicism. Tour the Mauritshuis with one of our guides and enjoy the exhibition Mauritshuis: the building,  which focuses on the original design made by Jacob van Campen for Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, and also the recent renovation and expansion of the museum by Hans van Heeswijk Architects.

Guided tour exhibition The Frick Collection Art Treasures from New York

From 5 February - With 36 works on loan from the Frick Collection in New York, this exhibition is a first. Never before has such a large group from this museum’s collection been lent elsewhere. The exhibition features masterpieces from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and decorative arts.

Due to the capacity of our exhibition room during this exhibition we can only facilitate two group bookings or guided tours (of maximum 15 people) at the same time. Of course you are more than welcome to visit the exhibition individually. 

To make your visit as pleasant as possible groups with their own guide are also required to use a (via the Mauritshuis available) whisper system. There are no addition costs involved in using this system. You will receive more information after your reservation.

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.

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.

Guided tours practical information

  • cost: guided tour of Mauritshuis € 100; guided tour of Prince William V Gallery € 65.
  • various languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Norwegian.
  • maximum 15 visitors per tour
  • about 1 hour
  • request at least 2 weeks in advance
  • start between 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM
  • 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)

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