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Children's books about the Mauritshuis

Would you like to read a book about the Mauritshuis? That's possible! These books discuss the museum or our paintings. They are available in the museum shop or in book shops.

Maurits Mouse

Every evening, as soon as the museum is quiet, Maurits Mouse appears.
He stretches, straightens his ruff and smoothes down his jacket.
He is on his way to see his girl with the pearl earring. Nothing will keep him from her sweet smile:
not even scrummy food and beautiful flowers. But where is she? She's gone!

In this picture book, Maurits Mouse has an exciting adventure
A dangerous thief is creeping through the museum. How brave are Maurits and his friends?
Do they dare to save the girl with the pearl? 

  • Age 4 and upwards 
  • Picture book
  • Maurits Mouse can be purchased in the museum shop of the Mauritshuis and costs €14.95
  • Available in Dutch and English

Girl with a Pearl Earring
and other stories about masterpieces of the Mauritshuis

What is the frog doing next to Paulus Potter's bull? Who hid themselves to escape the fine-toothed comb? Why is Carel Fabritius' goldfinch singing? And who is in love with the girl with the pearl earring? There are many stories to be told about the masterpieces of the Mauritshuis. In this book, the best children's authors bring the world-famous paintings to life.

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring and other stories about masterpieces of the Mauritshuis is available at the museum shop for €19.95
  • Age: 7+
  • Dutch only

Nèt echt!! Of tóch niet? (Almost real!! Or maybe not quite?)

This book is filled with beautiful illustrations, captivating information, funny drawings and nice facts about the paintings that you can see in the museum. A great tool if you need to give a talk. But also a nice read at home on the couch.

  • Almost real!! Or maybe not quite? can be purchased in the museum shop of the Mauritshuis and costs €19.95.
  • Age 8 and upwards
  • Dutch only

Opgesloten! (Locked up!)

Joris and his class are visiting the Mauritshuis and he gets locked up in the toilet by a classmate. Luckily, he is freed again - by someone out of a painting! He finds out he is in 17th-century Delft and meets famous people, like Johannes Vermeer and Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek. But when the time comes to go back, something goes wrong... And Joris is locked up in history. Will he ever make it back?

  • Locked up! can be purchased in the book shop and in the museum shop and costs €12.95.
  • Age 10 and upwards
  • Dutch only

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