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Welcome to the Mauritshuis! A small world-class museum with a formidable collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 17th century; the golden age of this type of art. The museum consists of two striking historical buildings: the Mauritshuis, a city palace on the Plein in The Hague and the Prince William V Gallery at the Buitenhof.

The moment you enter the Mauritshuis, you start experiencing the love for these old masters, and our drive to share the history and stories behind them in a modern and inspiring way with a broad and diverse audience. In the Mauritshuis, you’ll discover iconic masterpieces, such as the Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer and the Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world to our museum every year. 

City palace with homely rooms

This is a compact museum where everyone can feel at home and experience how ancient art is still very much alive today. The paintings by Rubens, Frans Hals and Jan Steen express universal themes and profound dilemmas that continue to reveal human values to this day.

Do you like museums like the Frick in New York and the Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid? If so, don't miss the Mauritshuis; it’s one of the 'leading small museums in the world'. If you visit this city palace with its homely rooms deplete with famous masterpieces, you’ll leave enriched, energised and full of inspiration.

Clara Peeters Stilleven Met Kazen Amandelen En Krakelingen Mauritshuis Den Haag 1200