Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites


Den Haag Binnenhof Mauritshuis 2

The Mauritshuis houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings which consists of 841 objects, mostly Dutch Golden Age paintings. The collection contains works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Hans Holbein the Younger, and others. The 17th-century building is listed in the top 100 Dutch heritage sites.

Among the many masterpieces in the Mauritshuis the following are highlights in the “Joy of Museums”:

To help you better appreciate the Mauritshuis, the following guides will be helpful:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:              Mauritshuis
  • City:                  The Hague
  • Established:    1822
  • Type:               Art Museum
  • Location:        Plein 29, The Hague, Netherlands


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Photo Credit: 1) By Zairon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons