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Explore the Mauritshuis at home

Of course, to truly experience our collection, the best way is to visit our museum — after all, that's where the originals are.
However, you can discover the collection of the Mauritshuis in different ways from home as well.

Second Canvas Mauritshuis

Second Canvas Mauritshuis is the ultimate app to discover the collection of the Mauritshuis outside the museum.
Examine the highlights of the Mauritshuis, including Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and View of Delft, The Anatomy Lesson by Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, Potter's Bull, and many other masterpieces.

Zoom in down to the brush stroke and discover the most exquisite details. Switch between the normal image and infrared, and discover the modifications that the painters made to their designs. Follow our story lines, with beautiful stories in text and audio.

  • in English and Dutch
  • for iPad, iPhone, Android and AppleTV.
  • available for AppleTV and is ideal for use in the classroom.

Download the Second Canvas Mauritshuis-app

Second Canvas Mauritshuis

The Goldfinch, a bird's-eye view

The Goldfinch, a bird’s-eye view is an interactive website which entirely revolves around the world-famous painting The Goldfinch, the much-loved painting by Carel Fabritius.

For instance, did you know that goldfinches were popular pets in the seventeenth century? That Carel Fabritius was one of Rembrandt's most talented students? That he died at the young age of 32 during the Delft Thunderclap?

Listen to the sound of real goldfinches and discover the mysteries that were brought to light thanks to technical investigation.

Visit the storytelling website The Goldfinch, a bird’s-eye view.

Puttertje Bird's-eye view

Masters of the Mauritshuis

All the works of art of the Mauritshuis collection can also be admired online. Most of the collection has been photographed in high resolution, allowing you to zoom in to the smallest details.

Find all our paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Steen or search the entire collection of the Mauritshuis


ARTtube is the online video platform of Dutch and Belgian museums and art institutions. You will find short videos about exhibitions and our permanent collection, interviews, glimpses behind the scenes, and other great projects.

Mauritshuis on ARTtube

ARTtube is het online videoplatform van Nederlandse musea

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