Joy of Museums

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Masterpieces of the Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis Den Haag

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”:


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Photo Credit: 1) By FaceMePLS (originally posted to Flickr as Mauritshuis) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons