This museum is a "must to see"
if you are in Den Haag (The Hague).
We found it very interesting as the
museum, a seventeenth century
mansion situated on the Hofvijver
in The Hague, has housed since
1922 an important part of all the
paintings owned by the Dutch State
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** OPENING TIMES **
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5pm
Sundays and holidays 11 am to 5 pm
1 April - 1 September
also open on Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm
** ADMISSION **
Euro 7.50 / up to and including 10 March
Euro 11.50 includes audiotour / during exhibion "Dreaming of Italy" (2006)
Children up to 18 free
Around 1640, Count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen had a palace built for himself not far from the Hofvijver, the lake beside the Binnenhof. Since 1822, the Mauritshuis has been home to the Royal Picture Gallery, one of the most famous art collections in the world, with many works by Johannes Vermeer.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sundays and holidays: 11am to 5pm
Adults: ? 9,50
Children up to 18: free
About the Mauritshuis:
"Prince Johan Maurits was at home here; Vermeer, Rembrandt and Potter found a home here, and we would like you to feel at home here too."
This is so true ...
You'll find a palace with the name of Mauritshuis, and a distinguished gallery of royal pictures of Holland. The Mauritshuis got world-famous for it, especially the Dutch paintings from the Golden Age (17th century). See Rembrandt's Anatomic Lesson, The Bull by Potter, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.
See also the 2 fabulous paintings of Peter Paul Rubens; 2 portraits of a woman and a man (1630). I loved it, and just enjoyed the special Hans Holbein Exhibition, included the special VERMEER Exhibition starting this 2005 summer ...
I LOVE ART!
I saw the girl with the pearl earing!'
And it wasn't the most amazing painting there either...many nice paintings (and make sure you look into details, or buy a book describing them, there are many small hidden surprises....one painting had a view of people skating on a forzen lake and a small pic of the many people there was a lady who fell flat and her skirt tripped around her waist, hehehe!)
Entry is EUR 7.5 for adults (Unless you have a railway discount card)
GIRL EATING OYSTERS", PAINTED by the famous Dutch painter JAN STEEN who lived from 1626 - 1679.
Isn't this incredibly beautiful?
korte Vijverberg 8
tel.+31 (0)70 3 023 435
Prince Johan Maurits was at home here, Vermeer, Rembrandt and Paulus Potter have found a home here and we would like you to feel at home here too!!
next to the "TOWER" where the Minister President works...day and night....
It is a world famous Museum.
After the opening in 1822 people could visit the collection of paintings every Wednesday and Saturday from 10AM till 1PM on condition that they were properly dressed and did't take children....
Nowadays things are completely different .......
A wonderful Museum (building) and...a great collection!
more info: www.mauritshuis.nl
The Frits Lugt Collection is a unique assembly of drawings, prints, artists'letters and paintings in PARIS, which can be viewed by appointment only.
The MAURITSHUIS is exhibiting a selection of the most beautiful DUTCH PAINTINGS in this collection for the 1st time!
The Mauritshuis is the former palace of prince Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, a cousin of stadtholders Maurits and Frederik Hendrik and governor of the colonies in Brasil. It dates from 1637 and was designed by Jacob van Campen with the aid of Pieter Post. It's now a museum housing the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, a collection of Dutch and Flemish art art from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, with works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Memling and Vermeer.
In the centre of The Hague, directly adjacent to the government buildings on the Hofvijver, the mansion of Johan Maurits, arose in about 1640. The strictly classical building was designed and built by Jacob van Campen and Pieter Post, the two most important Dutch architects of their time. Since 1822, the intimate `Mauritshuis' has housed the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, one of the most famous collections in the world.
The core of the collection consists of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Steen and Frans Hals. But there is much more to see.
With its place in the realm of art history secured, you must visit at least one art museum in the Netherlands. If the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is too imposing then take in the small but wonderful collection in the Mauritshuis
The majority of the art in the 16 rooms date from the 17th century and include plenty of works by Rembrandt, Vermeers and Reubens. Admission is a mere 3,50 euro, making this THE place to learn about and view Dutch and Flemish renaisances masterpieces.
The classical style building was constructed in 1640.
Mauritzhuis. The house of the old governor in Recife when Netherlanders invaded my town in 1624. His was a great gorvernor and even beeing a invader his is still adored here. He was fired from Western Indians Company.
Built in 1640 as the residence of Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau Siegen, governor-general of Dutch Brazil, it was designed and built by two of the most important Dutch architects of the time, Jacob van Campen and Pieter Post.
It has been the home of the Royal Cabinet of Paintings since 1822.
From house to museum
In the centre of The Hague, directly adjacent to the government buildings on the Hofvijver, the mansion of Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau Siegen, governor-general of Dutch Brazil, arose in about 1640. The strictly classical building was designed and built by Jacob van Campen and Pieter Post, the two most important Dutch architects of their time. Since 1822, the intimate 'Mauritshuis' has housed the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, one of the most famous collections in the world.
A brilliant collection
The core of the collection consists of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Steen and Frans Hals. But there is much more to see. The works on permanent display provide a magnificent panorama of Dutch and Flemish art from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century; from Flemish primitives to sunlid landscapes, from biblical characters to meticulous still lifes, and from calm interiors to humorous genre scenes.
The museum is situated nearby 'het Binnenhof', in the historical hart of The Hague.
It's monumental building dates from the 17th century.
The collection of paintings, tells the you about the Hagues 7 centuries of history.
Don't miss the Mauritshuis. If you like Rembrandt and Vermeer, there are only one or two places that can top this jewel. You can go through the entire museum in one hour, so why would you not go? My (and my sister's) favorite painting--the girl with the pearl earring--is housed in this building, which was once the residence of Prins Maurits.
A wealth of art in such a compact setting.
This building was the palace of Maurits of Nassau, governor of dutch Brazil. It was built in a typicla dutch classic style. Now, it houses a famous art collection. For instance, you can see the works, of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Jan Steen here. And it's not too big...