Prince William V Gallery

The very first museum of the Netherlands

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The Prince William V Gallery, the hidden gem of The Hague, is the very first museum of the Netherlands. Prince William V of Oranje-Nassau commissioned the construction of the room in 1774 to accommodate his impressive collection of paintings and exhibit it to the public. The walls are completely covered in this generous display of the wealth of his collection.

More than 150 old masters from the Mauritshuis collection (including works by Steen, Rubens and Potter) hang here side by side. Crystal chandeliers, silk wall coverings and lavish curtains complete the regal atmosphere. Enjoy an imaginary moment in the court of the Stadtholder in the Prince William V Gallery.