The best from the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer
Why Rembrandt was the most exciting artist of the 17th century
Rembrandt is the Netherlands’ best-known artist. But why is that? What makes his paintings so special?
The most famous girl in the world
People travel to The Hague from all over the world to see Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring in the flesh. Or dream of coming here. But why is she so famous? We don’t know why exactly. We do have some theories, but we can’t explain it entirely. And maybe we don’t really want to – a little mystery suits the Girl.
Women of the Mauritshuis
Discover why there were many more female artists in the 17th century than you think.
Art story for kids
A museum full of animals
You might expect only paintings of chic ladies and gentlemen with big, white collars in our museum (and there are some), but we also have lots of animal paintings. Because animals and people, they belong together. And that was also the case in the past.
Race Against Time
The attic of the Mauritshuis is the home of our conservation department, where our conservators Carol Pottasch, Sabrina Meloni and Abbie Vandivere, spend every day examining and restoring our paintings.