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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  • This was on my must see list- having the last self portrait by Rembrandt. So many beautiful paintings in a lovely setting. Allow 3 hours or as much as you can manage. Wonderful gift shop with quality....  more
    This was on my must see list- having the last self portrait by Rembrandt. So many beautiful paintings in a lovely setting. Allow 3 hours or as much as you can manage. Wonderful gift shop with quality....  more »
  • What a WONDERFUL museum. This intimate museum allows you to get up close and personal to the art. Not at all crowded (go first thing upon opening) and you won’t believe how much time and access you....  more
    What a WONDERFUL museum. This intimate museum allows you to get up close and personal to the art. Not at all crowded (go first thing upon opening) and you won’t believe how much time and access you....  more »
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  • 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.

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