The Mauritshuis is home to the best of Dutch painting of the seventeenth century. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague, right next to the government centre. Masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, Fabritius’ The Goldfinch and Potter’s The Bull are on permanent display in the rooms of this seventeenth-century monument.
More than two hundred master pieces by Dutch and Flemish masters are on display in the intimate interior,with its silk wall covering, sparkling chandeliers and monumental painted ceilings. Genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte and portraits by Rubens offer a rich and varied representation of the best of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting.
The Mauritshuis offers a varied programme of exhibitions in the Royal Dutch Shell Wing, connected to the historic building by a light-filled foyer, which also houses a brasserie and a well-stocked museum shop. This wing is also home to the Art Workshop (for education), an auditorium, library and several rooms available for hire.