Mauritshuis
Mauritshuis
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Mauritshuis is home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague, right next to the government centre. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this seventeenth-century monument.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Voorhout
How to get there
  • Den Haag Centraal • 9 min walk
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  • Martin W
    453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in the Hague, better buy Tickets early
    For our visit in the Hague we choose the Mauritshuis because of the wonderfull Collection of paintings from the netherlands from the golden Age. The Museum is wonderfull, it is for all People (also disabled ones, becaus there are lifts) and even the Children can find interessting infomation about the paintings. The personnel is very kind and helpfull. Of course the star is the Girl with the Pearl Earring but don 't miss the Goldfinch as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • LovelyTrees
    57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting, but probably not twice
    Well laid out -- very easy to follow a route provided on the app. Very crowded but not much to be done about that on a summer Saturday afternoon. People do move along so you can get a good clear view of the important paintings (unlike, say, the Mona Lisa where you can never get a close-up or unblocked view). Toilets and baggage drop all good, as is the shop. Some of the younger staff were a bit bored, but the older staff (in the shop and on entry) were lovely and welcoming.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • allendbi
    Bainbridge Island, Washington100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remarkable Little Museum
    This is the most amazing little museum I have ever visited. In addition to Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" (the big draw), there are many other exceptional paintings, including a Vermeer painting that is even better than the famous girl, IMO. There are several paintings by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and other less know Dutch Masters. If you are in The Hague, this is a must-see place.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Allan T
    Manchester, United Kingdom70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but perfectly formed
    The gallery is small - only two floors. Set in beautiful surroundings. It doesn't take long to go around so you have time to savour some Rembrandt masterpieces, the genius of Jan Steen but on the top floor, there she is - looking straight at you as you enter, The Girl with a Pear Earing. Not the largest painting, similar in size to the Mona Lisa - but breathtaking. It takes time to get through the photo takers but be patient it is worth it
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland5,439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful art gallery
    Although not a large gallery, it holds a high class collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 15th to 18th century. There are 2 floors with 8 rooms on each floor. Room 1 starts with Rubén’s and Room 15 has Vermeer’s works (including Girl with Pearl Earring). In between there are plenty of other old masters to enjoy. I booked my ticket in advance but showed up 30 mins early and was allowed in no problem. Overall a very high quality museum located in the heart of The Hague and a must visit for art lovers.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 October 2023
  • olasweetmol
    Columbia, South Carolina474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great gallery
    Loved this museum. Finally saw The Girl with the Pearl Earrings along with various Dutch artists. The inside is fantastic, the house is close to 400 years old! The gallery itself wasn't overcrowded, maybe given I visited in the off season. But all in all, enjoyed the experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 October 2023
  • hamo306
    Doetinchem, The Netherlands287 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fine Museum, great collection.
    Nice Museum really taken care of, attentive staff, fluent in Dutch and English. Often a special exhibition part: do not forget to check website and make reservation. Direct connection / by-pass to the nice and good cafe, opposite of the street. Enjoy the good service!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • LadyfromChurwell
    149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally amazing place - a must visit.
    Absolutely amazing place. Knocks spots off the Rijksmuseum. It is cosy and intimate and you don't feel hurried. You get to stand in front of the fabulous artwork without being pushed and shoved by other visitors. At last I got to see The Girl with the Pearl Earring. It was magical. The Loot exhibition was an additional extra which was brilliant. The virtual reality was amazing although I got vertigo standing atop the Brandenburg gate. It was more than well worth the trip from Amsterdam and I cannot praise it highly enough. The staff were welcoming and on hand should you need them. Also, don't forget to visit the William 5th gallery a mere stones throw away which is included in your ticket. Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • james c
    Northampton, United Kingdom79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than just the Girl with the Pearl earning
    A real must visit if in The Hague. You have to book in advance, and there are options for the main collection and exhibitions. The house itself is very impressive and there are some stunning art works. The Girl with the Pearl Warning is a real high point.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
  • Leland_DLC
    142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Museum I Visited!
    This place is small but the collection is magnificent! There's Girl with the Pearl Earring of course but there are other magnificent paintings too! I love the Rembrandts. I really loved Rubens' Old Woman and Boy with Candles. Also Vermeer's View of Delft. I loved the still lifes too. All in all, really worth the trip
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 December 2023
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Tom H
Santa Cruz, CA403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We took the #1 tram from Delft to the centrum tram stop in The Hauge and just a few blocks from the art museum. The museum itself was relatively small with two floors of exhibits. The prize is on the top floor – the Girl with the Pearl Earring. There is a reason it’s so famous and it’s because the pose and facial features are intriguing and obviously painted by a master. As I circulated through the rest of the museum I came back to this painting three times and each time I was reluctant to move on. I also appreciated the Rembrandts, Hals, Holbein, and the famous painting of the bull and white-faced calf. People line up in front of the Girl with the Pearl Earring and quickly snap selfies or their partner posing next to it – it’s an irresistible impulse.
Written 1 July 2024
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Adam S
Leominster, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The Mauritshuis is a joy! It's full of wonderful art, it's a lovely building but, most important of all, it's not too big! You can see everything and not be overwhelmed. And please, don't just look at the Vermeers! There are amazing other paintings there! Plus, a superb restaurant! We loved the design of the new entrance hall and shop too!
Written 27 June 2024
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Tara
Hamburg, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I liked how there were many different artists and you could always sit down to take in the many beautiful paintings.
Overall a great experience.
Written 9 June 2024
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alicerabbit
Milpitas, CA654 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Beautiful, old building housing amazing paintings. I, like most people, came to see Vermeer's "Girl With the Pearl Earring." I expected it to be larger than it actually was. You can photograph it without a flash. Nice gift , cafe, and restrooms.
Written 8 June 2024
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Roberta W
Gunning, Australia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Interesting place to visit. Great sights. Easy access. Easy to find. Great tourist attraction full of history . Please visit
Written 29 May 2024
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Cardigankate
Wareham, UK229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Lovely way to spend a couple of hours! We booked online once we arrived and managed to get a time slot for with in the next 5 minutes. The free cloakroom was an absolute bonus as we were very, very wet! The rooms are wonderful to walk round. It wasn’t too busy and I enjoyed reading the info on the plaques. The shop was enjoyable but the brasserie was very good indeed! Very friendly service and delicious cava! We had hoped to see The Girl with the pearl earring when we were in New York (when she was on loan about 8 years ago) but it didn’t happen; however, it didn’t disappoint seeing her today!
Written 26 May 2024
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Peter B
Cincinnati, OH432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The museum is a bit of a walk from the train station, and in 2024 there is some road work, so have a map with you. The Rembrandt selection is wonderful, easily at match to the holdings at the Rijks, plus there are three Vermeers. The star, of course, is Girl with a Pearl Earing. You are allowed within 2-3 feet of her, unlike her rival at the Louvre. It’s quite amazing to see her in person.
Written 23 May 2024
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114leahj
Venice, FL70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Mauritshuis is only a couple of blocks from my nephew’s home in The Hague. On a visit to him in April, I visited this delightful gallery. Liked everything about it.
Written 14 May 2024
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Austin, Canada55,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A lot has been said about this museum, so I will limit my review to two pieces of advice.
First, don't believe their website. As we were near the museum, I went to their website to book the tickets. I showed that it was all sold out for the day. as we were close, we went anyways and we just lined up with everybody else and got our tickets.
second, bring your earphones for your mobile then you can use their app as your audio-guide.
Written 12 May 2024
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quiet_wave
Wakefield, MA611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a small but amazing collection of art that is nearby to the central station and easy to walk and access when you're visiting the Netherlands. Admission is incredibly cheap - I was surprised as I expected a museum to be more expensive. We went there on a weekday just after opening hours and it was very busy so it's a popular destination. It houses Dutch art from the 1600s mainly, including the Girl with the Pearl Earring. In fact, we went there primarily to see the Girl with the Pearl Earring and it was the most crowded attraction. Photography is allowed in the museum and be prepared to wait a bit if you want a photo of or with this piece of art as it was by far the busiest in the entire museum. We took a few passes due to the crowds. They offer audio tours but we preferred to walk around ourselves, reading the information plaques next to each piece. On the upper floor, I believe there are rotating exhibits while the second floor (which is where the bulk of the art resides) is always the same paintings. It's a small museum but every inch of space is used to depict art which I appreciated. There's also a gift shop with souvenirs and a restaurant that is attached (which we did not try). In an odd rule, backpacks are allowed but you have to turn them around and where them facing outward. It's near to a great shopping and restaurant center, perfect for exploring after viewing the art.
Written 12 May 2024
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