Groups and Guided Tours

Take a tour of the museum with our tour guides

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Get to know the Mauritshuis in a very personal way: take a tour of the museum with friends, family or colleagues, accompanied by one of our tour guides.

The tour guides would be happy to tell you more about our paintings. They will point out special details and reveal hidden stories. They will talk about restorations and the jokes that painters sometimes hid in their works. Our tour guides also like to hear what you like, what you want to know more about, and are always happy to adapt their stories.

Tours in the time of Corona

Due to the Corona measures, guided tours of the real museum are only possible for small groups from single households, or schools. Does your group not fall into one of those categories? Then you can make a booking now for later this year.

You can also enjoy one of our online guided tours. We have digitally photographed the entire Mauritshuis. So now you can ‘walk’ through the Mauritshuis from the comfort of your home via your computer or tablet. This enables everyone in a group to participate in the tour from their own computer. In fact, these online tours offer you an even closer look at our works.

Guided Tours in the Mauritshuis

There are two types of tours you can take in our museum: a private tour for a group of friends, acquaintances or colleagues, and a walk-in tour.

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Walk-in Tours

With our walk-in tours, you can join an existing tour at a fixed time. . You can participate on your own or in a small group, depending on the number of available places. You will find these guided tours in our activity calendar. To participate, you will need a ticket for the guided tour, as well as a ticket for the museum.

At the moment, due to the Corona measures, there will be no further walk-in tours for the time being.

Guided tour for your own group

Would you like to take a tour with a group of friends, family or colleagues? All you have to do is book your own tour. Please use the form to let us know your wishes. How big is your group? Have you been to the Mauritshuis before? Are there any special topics you would like to learn more about? If so, our planners will contact you to schedule the tour.

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Good to know:

  • Book your tour at least three weeks in advance. That way, we will be able to arrange a tour guide for you in good time.
  • Guided tours can start daily between 10.30 and 16.30 hours (Monday between 13.30 and 16.30 hours).
  • We offer tours in Dutch, English, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
  • A tour guide can accompany a maximum of 15 guests. Is your group bigger? If so, we could split the group between two (or more) tour guides.
  • You will be required to pay for the tour at the box office in the museum before your visit. We will scan all your discount vouchers there and then. Would you prefer to pay by invoice? That’s possible. But please notify our planners in advance.
  • Do you need to adjust or cancel your tour? Please do so at least five days in advance.
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Costs

The price of a tour is € 100. This is irrespective of the size of the group; whether it consists of two or 15 people.

Moreover, everyone in the group will also need a ticket for the Mauritshuis. This could be an ordinary entry ticket, but Museum Cards, BankGiro Loterij VIP Cards, and other discount cards are also valid, of course.

Does your group consist of at least 15 people without discount vouchers? If so, you can enjoy the benefit of a group discount.

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Topics

The most frequently chosen themes for a guided tour are our Highlights Tour and tours of the temporary exhibition. But we also like to think along with you about other themes; for example, women in painting, hidden stories, or restorations. Or anything else that suits your group’s interests. And don't forget: you can also visit our Prince William V Gallery with a tour guide.

It is also possible to arrange a combined tour of the permanent collection and the exhibition. In that case, it’s a good idea to extend the duration of the tour to 1.5 hours. The price of a full guided tour is € 150.

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Accessible Programming

Guided tours for guests with dementia and their supervisors/attendants

We offer the ‘Unforgettable Mauritshuis’ tour especially for people with dementia and their loved ones. These tours are offered monthly as a walk-in tour. Would you prefer to take an ‘Unforgettable Mauritshuis’ tour with your own group? That’s obviously also possible.

Please make your reservation via onvergetelijk@mauritshuis.nl.

Practise the Dutch language

Practise the Dutch language surrounded by paintings in the Mauritshuis. That’s exactly what happens on the NT2 tours. You can enjoy the most beautiful paintings with your tour guide. That way, you will discover what it was like to live in the Netherlands in the 17th century. You will practice the Dutch language while exploring and learning about topics such as clothing, family and food from then to now.

Please book your NT2 guided tour via mail@mauritshuis.nl.

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Guided Tours for Schools

The best way to discover art, as a student, is to encounter it face to face. The Mauritshuis is therefore the museum par excellence for CKV students.

Each artwork tells its own unique story: What makes Girl with a Pearl Earring so special? And how did Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Jan Steen actually become so famous? Why are so many people depicted in the nude? No question is too crazy, no answer is skipped, all the secrets of the masters are unravelled.

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Guide your own group

Would you like to personally guide a group through the Mauritshuis? Unfortunately, that’s not currently possible due to the Corona measures.

You will however soon be able to do it again with groups of up to 15 guests. Just let us know when you would like to come by. That way, we can take your group into account when planning other tours. It’s important to make a reservation, as we will always give priority to reserved groups. Which means that you may have to wait.

Does your group consist of at least 15 people without discount vouchers? If so, you can enjoy the benefit of a group discount.

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Contact

Would you like to make a reservation? Or do you need more information? One of our employees would be happy to assist you at mail@mauritshuis.nl or via +31 (0)70 302 3456.