The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

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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  • This compact museum owns "The Girl with a Pearl," and when we visited, the painting was being examined by a group of art experts from DC. They were trying to discern the pigments Vermeer used in his p...  more »
  • To the exhibition of Jan Steen. Beautiful collection collected in tasteful surroundings. At all the paintings an explanation to the effect of the painting. It was the 2nd time in the museum. But anyhow by the old part of the museum because that is beautiful and to the most beautiful pieces such as view of Delft and the Bull.
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  • Yes, we couldn't wait to see Vermeer's painting girl with a Pearl Earring ... and so, during our stay in Amsterdam, we have reserved a day for a hike in the Hague. The public transport service in the Netherlands is very efficient, so to get to the Mauritshuis (first stop on our sightseeing program) we used the train at a cost of €20.60/person for the round trip ticket. To better organize your transfers recommend urban and suburban transport Portal 9292, rely on precise and easy to consult (albeit in English). From the station of the Hague we strolled up to the Museum crossing a pedestrian stretch called Korte Poten, quaint because full of coffee houses with outdoor tables (and powerful stoves to heat customers many there sit down to admire and be admired during the "swag"). The distance is about 1 km (we bring you 15 minutes). The building that houses the Mauritshuis Museum was built in the 17th century by count Johan Maurits Van Nassau-Siegen because he needed a prestigious residence on his return from the Dutch colony in the West Indies, in Brazil, where he had acquitted Acting Governor. The Museum can be accessed from the basement, where the ticket office, wardrobe and a souvenir shop. Even though the path from the entrance to the ticket office is very short, almost a single flight of stairs, use the elevator that runs along a transparent tube and that, besides being very scenic fits sweetly in the eighteenth-century architecture allowing the view of the entire floor. Once inside the Museum enjoy exposure framework framework. Enter slowly in tune with the style and age of the Flemish painters and you feel like you are physically in the places and the characteristic atmosphere of the exhibits. Of course, along with the masterpiece of girl with earring, everyone will choose her favorite paintings. To me seemed very representative of Dutch tradition the two landscapes "view of Delft" by Vermeer, and "winter landscape" by Hendrick Avercamp. Visiting the Museum is even more interesting thanks to the free App in Italian and the chance to visit for free the nearby Galleria Prince William V by showing the ticket of the Mauritshuis. At the end of the visit to the Museum, as there was a lot of time, and also because of the icy wind that shady at the muscles and mind, we followed the route "Royal" (Royal promenade) suggested in the Museum's website, 4 km long and lasting an hour. So we could take a quick tour of the most important places in the private and public life of the Royal family, diplomacy and politics. Before returning to the station we made a stop in the famous Bakery/Café known for its mastery of his Hop & Stork chocolatiers. Unfortunately the Hall was full and we "stuck" by buying a slab of chocolate with berries for one to go. Needless to say we made it out as soon as we stepped out of the local, reserving the right to go back next time with more time to enjoy with the right atmosphere (and temperature) some of the wonderful creations shown in many pictures on the website and property lettings, starting from TA.
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