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Alone with Vermeer - 'The most beautiful painting in the world'

In connection with the nationally tightened Corona measures, we will unfortunately have to keep the doors of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis closed again, starting from Tuesday 15 December, and in any case until 19 January 2021.
If you have a visit or group reservation planned between 15 December and 19 January, please view our measures regarding the second Corona closure.

Unfortunately Alone with Vermeer is not going to be extended. Vermeer's famous painting View of Delft is scheduled for scientific research, starting from 4 January. We also need to start preparing our upcoming exhibition Fleeting - Scents in colour (11 February - 6 June). We are very sorry to close this exhibition earlier than expected.

26 September 2020 - 3 January 2021

There is one painting in the Mauritshuis’s rich collection, which includes such visitor favourites as Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Bull and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp , that many visitors to the Mauritshuis have built up a particular bond with: View of Delft .

Buy your tickets for Alone with Vermeer now.

Alleen met Vermeer - Gezicht op Delft

The exhibition

The renowned French novelist Marcel Proust visited the Mauritshuis in 1902 and was deeply impressed by Vermeer’s masterpiece. Many years later he wrote in a letter: ‘From the moment that I saw View of Delft in the museum in The Hague, I knew that I had seen the most beautiful painting in the world’. This exhibition consists solely of the View of Delft. During a pre-booked slot, visitors will have the opportunity – either alone or in a very small group – to experience in silence the effect that this very special artwork has on them. An ideal viewing experience is being created to support this: subtle design, perfect lighting and no external sounds or distractions. Alone with Vermeer. For many this display offers the opportunity to (re)discover their favourite painting, with which they sometimes already have a strong bond, in a unique environment.

Buy your tickets for Alone with Vermeer now.

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In order to respond to new Corona measures, we are regularly offering staggered time-slots for Alone with Vermeer. Please keep an eye on our website for new time-slots.

About View of Delft

On this page we consciously choose to reveal as little as possible about the painting, especially for people who really want to visit the exhibition with an open mind. Have you become curious and do you want to prepare yourself for 'View of Delft'? Or have you already visited the exhibition and would you like to reminisce? Watch 'View of Delft explained in videos'!

To the Conservation Studio

Vermeer lovers, please note: Directly after the exhibition Alone with Vermeer - 'The most beautiful painting in the world' Vermeer's View of Delft will be moved to our conservation studio for scientific research. The painting will therefore not be on display at the Mauritshuis from 4 January through 17 January 2021.

From 18 January the famous work by Vermeer will be back on view in the Mauritshuis.

Made possible by

This presentation draws attention to the strength of our permanent collection and was created with the support of Rembrandt Society and the Turing Foundation, Nationale-Nederlanden, part of NN Group, and a private person.

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