Children's books about the Mauritshuis

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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 and Girl with a Pearl Earring

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?

Maurits Mouse in English is sold out.

  • Age 4 and upwards
  • Picture book
  • Available in Dutch and English

Maurits Mouse and Rembrandt

'I am Maurits Mouse, of noble birth!'
'And I'm Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn and I'm going to be a famous painter.'

Maurits Mouse lives at the Mauritshuis. Every evening, after everyone has left, he keeps watch. And now his friends are in turmoil. "A tiny hole has appeared in the wall beneath the old man ...
Travel back in time with Maurits."Meet young Rembrandt and discover what inspired him.

Maurits Mouse can be purchased in the museum shop of the Mauritshuis and costs €15.99.

  • Age 4 and upwards
  • Picture book
  • Available in Dutch and English

Christmas Story as Told by Hee Haw, the Donkey

‘This is me, Hee-haw. I’m going to tell you a story. Not just any old story – a Christmas story. You’re going to see the most beautiful paintings and drawings in the world too. You’ll probably be surprised to see how many pictures I’m in. Hundreds – no, thousands! And that’s because I, Hee-haw, play a very important part in this story. As you will see.’ Martine Gosselink, director of the Mauritshuis museum, tells the Christmas story through the eyes of Hee-haw the donkey, drawn by Thé Tjong-Khing. ‘How come? Because I was always there!’

Christmas Story as Told by Hee Haw, the Donkey can be purchased in the museum shop of the Mauritshuis and costs €19.95.

  • Age 6 and upwards
  • Picture book
  • Available in Dutch and English

Girl with a Pearl Earring

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