Mauritshuis app

Your own personal pocket-sized guide

Girl with the pearl

A visit to the Mauritshuis is always a feast for your eyes. But if you would like to hear the stories behind the paintings, or see our masterpieces through new eyes, why not download our free Mauritshuis app? You decide what you want to see: perhaps a quick tour of the highlights of the museum, or a tour that suits your own personal interests, or maybe just take a look at your favourite painting. This way, you won’t miss a thing.

Thematic tours: see the Mauritshuis through different eyes

You are of course welcome to wander freely around our museum, enjoying all the lovely things on display. But it might also be interesting to see our masterpieces from a different perspective. You will find several thematic tours in the Mauritshuis app, during which internal and external experts will tell you all about the subject of your choice. You might for example like to try 'Johan Maurits and the Mauritshuis' if you would like to know more about our colonial history. Or how about discovering ‘The Women of the Mauritshuis'?

17Th Century Paintings Golden Age Mauritshuis The Hague

Choose your own tour guide for each painting

Our Mauritshuis app tells you everything we know about our paintings, but we have also invited input from external experts. Hear what Cathelijne Blok, founder of the feminist platform 'The Tittymag' thinks of Ter Borch’s Hunting for Lice, for example. And what does fashion designer Edwin Oudshoorn have to say about the clothes worn by Honthorst’s The Violin Player? How does Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring inspire fashion activist Janice Deul? In our app you can choose your own expert for every painting.

Janice Deul Meisje Parel

A fun day out for all the family

The Mauritshuis app is for young and old alike. How about taking our animal tour? Hear what biologist Auke-Florian Hiemstra and the zookeepers from Blijdorp Zoo have to say about the animals in our paintings, from a huge bull to tiny creepy-crawlies – we have it all. How many can you spot?

Auke Florian Dieren In Het Mauritshuis

View the Mauritshuis with Your Ears

The Mauritshuis app also includes all the songs from ‘View the Mauritshuis with Your Ears’. Hear how artistes like Spinvis, MEROL, Harrie Jekkers, Willie Wartaal, De Kik, Jett Rebel, Eefje de Visser, Dio and Goldband bring their favourite works from our collection to life.

Languages

The Mauritshuis app is available in Dutch and English. The highlights tour is also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.

Download now

Download the free Mauritshuis app from the App Store or Google Play.