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Unique Fragrance Box and virtual see-and-smell tour

Especially for everyone who cannot wait for the museums to reopen, we created, in cooperation with NN Group, the very first digital interactive look-and-smell tour in the world. Experience the exhibition Fleeting - Scents in Colour from home!

werk tentoonstelling vervlogen geur mauritshuis

In some 17th-century artworks the suggestion of smell is so strong that you can almost imagine yourself in the moment. Do you experience a painting differently if you can also literally smell the work as you look at it?

Discover it yourself and order our fragrance box with virtual look-and-smell tour.

Fragrance box with virtual look-and-smell tour

After scanning a QR code Dutch culinary journalist Joël Broekaert and Mauritshuis Conservator Ariane van Suchtelen invite you for a tour behind the closed doors of the exhibition. Join them and discover the amazing paintings in the exhibition, using your eyes ánd your nose!

The special scent pumps in your fragrance box allows you to actually smell the scents of the exhibition during your virtual tour.

Curious to discover the smell of the Dutch bleaching fields of Jacob van Ruisdael'sView of Haarlem? Or the beautiful Grocer’s Shop by Willem van Mieris? Dare to sniff the stench of the foul-smelling canal of Jan van der Heyden's View of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal ?

  • The fragrance box contains four different scent pumps to go with paintings in the exhibition. The scents are partly based on 17th-century formulas and last for a long time.
  • The digital tour can be viewed any time you like and the video can be watched multiple times.
  • Would you like to order over 10 boxes at once? Please contact us via
Geurbox en digitale rondleiding bij tentoonstelling Vervlogen in het Mauritshuis Unieke digitale rondleiding plus geurbox bij tentoonstelling Vervlogen Mauritshuis

Made possible by

This special scent box has been made possible thanks to our main sponsor NN Group and IFF. Together we have made it possible, in times when travel is difficult, to provide a physical component, for this digital event.

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