Mauritshuis tickets and tours
Visit the Mauritshuis to discover more than 800 works from the 17th-century including the Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. Located in the cente...In the top 5 attractions for The Hague
The inside story
Visit the Mauritshuis to discover more than 800 works from the 17th-century including the Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. Located in the center of The Hague next to the Binnenhof, the compact and world-renowned collection has the highest number of masterpieces per square meter in the Netherlands. Inside you'll see The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter. You can also admire works by Rubens, Jan Steen and Frans Halsadmire works by Rubens, Jan Steen and Frans Hals.
The Mauritshuis was built as a home for count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen on the famous pond, the Hofvijver. It is one of the best examples of Dutch classicist architecture, designed by architect Jacob van Campen and assisted by Pieter Post for the interior. The building later had various other functions with the basis of the collection established by stadtholder Prince William V in the eighteenth century. Since 1816, the collection has officially become the property of the Dutch state and is known as the Royal Picture Gallery.