Visiting The Mauritshuis

Welcome To The Royal House Of Art

The Mauritshuis is a renowned art museum located in the heart of The Hague, Netherlands. It is home to a remarkable collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings, including masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals.

Fun fact: Did you know that the Mauritshuis was originally built as a residence for Count Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen in the 17th century? It was later transformed into a museum in 1822, making it one of the oldest art museums in the Netherlands.

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Marvel At The Work Of Great Dutch Artists

History Of The House Until Today

The history of the Mauritshuis is rich and fascinating. Count Johan Maurits, a Dutch governor in Brazil, commissioned the construction of the house as his residence upon his return to the Netherlands. The building itself is a masterpiece of Dutch Classicist architecture, with its elegant facade and grand interior spaces.

Today, the Mauritshuis serves as a world-class art museum, showcasing the best Dutch Golden Age paintings. Its collection includes iconic works such as Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Rembrandt’s “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.” Most visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty and mastery of these timeless artworks for a couple of hours.

Getting To & Around The Mauritshuis

How To Get To The Mauritshuis

Located in the heart of The Hague, the Mauritshuis is easily accessible by both car and public transport. If you’re traveling by car, there are several parking options nearby, including the Plein Parking Garage and the Museumkwartier Parking Garage. Public transport is also a convenient option, with tram and bus stops located within walking distance of the museum.

Around The Mauritshuis

While visiting the Mauritshuis, be sure to explore the nearby sights of interest. Just a short walk away, you’ll find the Plein, a vibrant square known for its fantastic bars, restaurants, and terraces. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal after immersing yourself in the world of Dutch art.

The Mauritshuis is also the starting location of the Free Walking Tour The Hague. Our 2-hour walking tour takes visitors on a journey through the city’s rich history and cultural heritage, with the Mauritshuis as the perfect starting point.

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Plan your next visit to the Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis is a must-visit destination for art lovers and tourists alike. Its rich history, world-class collection, and central location make it an ideal stop during your visit to The Hague. Be sure to explore the nearby Plein, where you can indulge in the city’s vibrant culinary scene.

The Mauritshuis Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, tickets can be booked online or at the entrance (if you’re willing to wait in line). Tickets are free with the Museumkaart, €19 for adults, and free for children up to 18.