With approximately 800 works, the Mauritshuis collection is small in number, but mighty in scale. Home to Johannes Vermeer's celebratedGirl with a Pearl Earring, the intimate space also houses masterpieces such asThe Goldfinch by Fabritius and Rembrant’sThe Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. An underground foyer connects the Mauritshuis to the Royal Dutch Shell Wing across the street.
The museum is a popular stop on tours of Den Hague and on multi-city tours, which typically also cover Delft or Rotterdam. If you want to learn more about Dutch and Flemish art, consider booking a tour with an art historian guide.
Things to Know Before You Go
Guests with e-tickets and Museum Cards can enter the museum directly without having to stand in line at the cash desk.
Photographs without flash are allowed, except in the Royal Dutch Shell Wing.
The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, though the elevators may not accommodate larger wheelchairs.
How to Get There
The museum is accessible on foot from Hague Central Station, which is about a 10-minute walk away, are there are plenty of buses and trams that can get you even closer. You can also take tram line 9 from Hague HS station. Parking is available in the nearby Pleingarage and Malieveld parking garage.
When to Get There
The Mauritshuis is open daily, though crowds tend to be smaller after 3pm or on Thursday evenings, when the museum opens late. Note that the museum is closed on Monday mornings.
Prince William V Gallery
Maurithuis tickets also include entrance to the Prince William V Gallery, a 5-minute walk away, at no extra charge. Housed in a room built in the 18th century by Prince William V of Oranje-Nassau, this museum showcases roughly 150 old masterpieces, including works by the likes of Steen and Rubens. The beautiful setting is replete with crystal chandeliers.
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