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International donations - Fiscal advantages for private individuals

The Mauritshuis has received generous support from many individuals, funds and corporations for several decades. The museum has various opportunities for those living outside of The Netherlands to donate to the Mauritshuis.

The American Friends of the Mauritshuis, based in the United States, was founded in the 1980s to strengthen the ties between the museum and the US. The organisation enjoys 501 (c) 3 status, which offers fiscal advantages for American taxpayers. 

The Dutch Masters Foundation was established in the United Kingdom in 2010. It is a unique collaboration, initiated by the Mauritshuis together with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Nederlands Dans Theater. The British charity supports educational projects undertaken by the three founders. Fiscal advantages may apply for donations by British taxpayers to this charity. 

Cross-border donations to charities within Europe can be effected through Transnational Giving Europe (TGE). Seventeen European countries have joined this platform since it began in 1999. TGE aims to encourage and facilitate transnational donations. The Mauritshuis partners with TGE to link to charities in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and France. This means that individuals can make a donation in their own country through the local partner organisation; the Oranjefonds in the Netherlands and the Koning Boudewijnstichting in Belgium. This organisation transfers the donation to the Mauritshuis, after deducting a 5% fee. Luxembourg allows donors to give directly and to make use of Luxembourg tax advantages. 

Fiscal advantages will depend on the national laws in each country. We recommend that you consult with your tax advisor regarding the fiscal consequences of a donation in your specific situation.

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