The Mauritshuis is building for the future
The next years the Mauritshuis is being expanded and renovated and is closed to visitors.
More than 100 Masterpieces from the Mauritshuis are on display at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague.
A small selection of important paintings – including Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring – will embark on a world tour to Japan and the United States.
The Mauritshuis Collection
The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis houses a world-famous collection of art. The heart of the collection consists of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, including top-quality work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Jan Steen and Frans Hals.
But this is not all. The collection also offers a splendid overview of Dutch and Flemish painting from 1400 to 1800. The masterpieces on display include work by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Rubens, Van Dyck, Cornelis Troost and Adriaen Coorte. Moreover, the museum owns several top-notch works by the 16th-century German artists Lucas Cranach the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger.
This exceptional collection has been housed for nearly 200 years in the Mauritshuis, a 17th-century palace on the Hofvijver in The Hague. The Mauritshuis will reopen in mid-2014.