The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

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The famous painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring" hangs at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, along with a collection of more than 840 objects of the Dutch Golden Age from artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Potter. Housed in a 17th-century waterfront building, the exhibits feature a form of art widely appreciated for its precise and realistic representation of the world. Download the official tour app, which includes an audio guide illustrated with photos and films concerning the collection, or join one of the guided tours, where you can learn interesting facts about each of the museum's highlights. Use our The Hague vacation planning website to add The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and other attractions to your The Hague vacation plans.
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  • A great art museum in a wonderful building. It’s not large and the fee to get in is high but for us it was worth it to see the star attraction – Vermeer’s The Girl With The Pearl Earring. Several... 
    A great art museum in a wonderful building. It’s not large and the fee to get in is high but for us it was worth it to see the star attraction – Vermeer’s The Girl With The Pearl Earring. Several...  more »
  • A must see art museum if you visit The Hague, some of the best pieces include Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp". 
    A must see art museum if you visit The Hague, some of the best pieces include Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp".  more »
  • The museum itself is a great old mansion. Very beautiful. The Vemeer Girl with a Pearl Earring is worth seeing alone in the museum. Only down side was the attempt to intertwine modern art and... 
    The museum itself is a great old mansion. Very beautiful. The Vemeer Girl with a Pearl Earring is worth seeing alone in the museum. Only down side was the attempt to intertwine modern art and...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning interior - the building & design of the rooms is art in itself, with hand carved & custom details in every corner of every room. The art itself if beautifully laid out & striking - especially the pieces from the mid to late-1500's which are so rich in colour. It's also such a treat to see some of Vermeer & Rembrandt's most famous pieces in person!
  • Wonderful museum. Perfect size to enjoy each piece as it is a smaller size compared to other well known museums. Audi guide was a great companion although the English was different to the Dutch. The Dutch guide provided a highlight tour whereas English did not. Gift shop is also well worth the visit at the end.
  • Small but great museum. Vermeer's famous picture is definitely a lot better in real life than on mere pictures. Definitely mesmerizing to look at, I can see why it's so famous. I'm not even a huge art-fan but the collection in the museum was outstanding. One of the best collections of any museum I've ever been too, almost all paintings have something special about them. You can see everything in about 15 or 45 minutes if you really take your time, so that's a plus too imo. It's also right located at the little lake in the center and you have a pretty view to the outside. The only downside is the lighting in a few rooms. I'm not totally sure if it was the natural light through the windows or the one of the lamps, but some of the bigger pictures that hang higher up were literally not visible due to this, or you had to stand in an extremely awkward position to properly look at it. I'm not even exaggerating, it was like really bad. Again, only in like 2-3 rooms and only a few paintings, but for such a famous and renowned museum, I found this really weird.
  • Certainly a museum you must visit when you are in The Hague as it has some great classics from Rembrandt and Vermeer. Be sure to book/reserve your tickets on time, because this is certainly not a museum you can visit last-minute. What is nice is that there is plenty to see, but it is also not too big, meaning you won’t be feeling tired at the end of it. Also, the building is great to see.
  • It's just the right size; a small museum that you can finish the tour in 1-2 hours. And yet there's a good collection of excellent art pieces to enjoy. Highly recommend booking a ticket in advance, to save time queuing and also ensure that you get the slot you want.

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