The Friends Lottery
The Friends Lottery (de VriendenLoterij in Dutch, previously known as BankGiro Lottery) has been a vital support for the Mauritshuis for many years. Since 1999, we have been a permanent beneficiary of the Friends Lottery. Together with the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Kröller-Müller Museum, we will receive a combined annual amount of more than € 7.6 million in the coming years. This allows us and the three other museums to make important acquisitions for our collections. Furthermore, in 2011, the FriendsLottery donated an extra amount of € 2.6 million for the renovation of the museum, and in 2014 it provided an additional € 660,000 to celebrate the reopening in a spectacular way.