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  • Address: Plein 29, 2511 CS The Hague, The Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; until 8 p.m. on Thursday
  • Admission: €14
One of the greatest art galleries in the Netherlands, the Hague’s Mauritshuis is home to one of the best collections of Dutch and Flemish paintings in the world. Often referred to as "the jewel box," the ornately elegant 17th-century city palace building was completed in 1644 to the designs of Jacob Van Campen. With Hofvijver Lake to one side and Parliament to another, the building is a textbook example of Dutch classical architecture, in the heart of the Hague. 

With approximately 800 works, the Mauritshuis collection is small in number, but mighty in scale. Sometimes called the “Mona Lisa of the North,” Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of the museum’s most recognized paintings. A book and movie of the same name helped jump-start its popularity.

Among the masterpieces on display in the intimate space are The Goldfinch by Fabritius, The Bull by Potter and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt. 

The Mauritshuis recently underwent a two-year renovation that doubled its exhibition space, adding needed room for art, education and events. An underground foyer connects the Mauritshuis to the new Royal Dutch Shell Wing in a building across the street. Since everything was constructed underground, the building's stunning outside character was preserved.

Practical Info

The Mauritshuis is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets cost €14 for adults and are free for children under 18. The site is accessible on foot from the Hague Central Station, or by tram or bus. Parking is available in the nearby Pleingarage and at parking Malieveld. 

Tours & Tickets

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Small Group Tour to UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and The Hague including Mauritshuis from ... 
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Small Group Tour to UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and The Hague including Mauritshuis from Amsterdam

During this full day small group tour in luxurious minivan, your first destination will be the well-known UNESCO world heritage Kinderdijk, with its unique ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.86
Small-Group Day Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague from Amsterdam Including Spido Boat Tour, ... 
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Small-Group Day Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague from Amsterdam Including Spido Boat Tour

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Enjoy a 9-hour full-day small-group tour from Amsterdam in a luxurious minivan. Your first destination will be the picturesque city of Rotterdam, where you ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.86
Hop-On-Hop-Off Dutch Intercity Tour from Amsterdam to The Hague, Amsterdam, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Hop-On-Hop-Off Dutch Intercity Tour from Amsterdam to The Hague

This unique hop-on-hop-off tour offers easy and comfortable travel between Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague. Admire the beautiful Dutch landscape and listen to ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $27.30
Private Guided Tour of Mauritshuis Museum from the Hague with Art Historian, The Hague, Hop-on ... 
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Private Guided Tour of Mauritshuis Museum from the Hague with Art Historian

During your 3 hour tour led by an art historian guide, you will visit the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, Mauritshuis.  Afterwards, you will take a stroll through ...  Read more

Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $349.42

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