The Christmas holidays start at the Mauritshuis!

Enjoy the children's activities during the Christmas holiday.

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The Christmas holidays start at the Mauritshuis! The atmosphere in the museum is magical. You’ll arrive to a warm welcome with an many small Christmas trees. Enjoy a fun day out with the whole family. There are daily workshops and an exploration quest through the museum. Maurits Mouse will be happy to show you his favourite paintings like the Girl with a Pearl Earring or learn how to make your own Selfportrait like Rembrandt!

Take a look at all our activities and book your tickets now! The museum is free to visit for everyone up to the age of 18. 

Kerst met Maurits Muis

Maurits Mouse and Rembrandt (4+)

Did you know that there is a mouse living in the Mauritshuis museum? His name is Maurits Mouse and he has lived an exciting adventure with the famous painter Rembrandt. During the programme, you will observe his favourite paintings, read the picture book Maurits Mouse & Rembrandt together, and even make your own painting.

  • Age: for children from 4 to 6 years old (accompaniment by an adult is required)
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00 am
  • Duration: about 90 minutes
  • Language: Dutch
  • Dates when tickets are still available: 5,6,7,8, January
  • Price: €7.50 per person (children and adults) + valid museum entrance ticket. Children up to the age of 18 always have free access to the museum.
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Self-portrait (7+)

Rembrandt was the selfieking of the 17th century. He made more than 80 self-portraits. Together with a museum docent, you will view a very special self-portrait of Rembrandt that is usually only on display in New York. Then you get to work with paint, brushes and, of course, a mirror, to create a portrait of yourself.

  • Age: activity for children from 7 to 12 years old
  • Time: 1 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Duration: approximately 90 minutes
  • Language: Dutch
  • Price: € 7.50 per person (only for children, parents or guardians can visit the museum on their own). Children under 18 always have free admission to the museum
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Ongoing activities (without reservation)

During the Christmas holidays, there are many fun things to do in the museum every day. Take a picture with your family or friends, or take a completely different view on the paintings using the Slow Art Cards. 

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Slow Art Cards (16+)

Experience the museum differently with these cards that help you observe a painting longer and look at it differently.

  • Age: from 16 years
  • When: every day during the Christmas holidays
  • Where: available free of charge at the counter in the foyer
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