The Mauritshuis museum houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings which consists of 841 objects, primarily Dutch Golden Age paintings. The collections contains works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter, Frans Hals, Hans Holbein the Younger, and others. Probably the most famous painting in Mauritshuis is The Girl with a Pearl Earring (ca. 1665), one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks. It has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague since 1902. The another masterpiece in collection is the Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp painted by Rembrandt van Rijn (ca. 1632).

Originally, the 17th century building was the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau. In 1820, the Mauritshuis was bought by the Dutch state for the purpose of housing the Royal Cabinet of Paintings. In 1822, the Mauritshuis was opened to the public and housed the Royal Cabinet of Paintings and the Royal Cabinet of Rarities. In 1875, the entire museum became available for paintings. It is now the property of the government of the Netherlands and is listed in the top 100 Dutch heritage sites.

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Plein 29, Hague, Netherlands
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Founded: 1822
Category: Museums in Netherlands

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Jim van Roon (4 months ago)
Amazing museum, Great building next to the government castle from the netherlands. This is almost magical.
rena (5 months ago)
Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is said to exceed the value of Mona Lisa in a sense (guide's sale) I watched a girl with Vermeer's pearl earrings. Even though it's such a world-famous painting You can thoroughly enjoy the splendor of the painting. The appearance of the building is quaint, but the area around the souvenir shop was modern.
Cristian Tuchilă (6 months ago)
Wonderful museum with an impressive collection. The building itself is worth the visit. You can find famous painters represented here, like Vermeer (Girl with a Pearl Earring), Rembrandt (Anatomy Lesson) or Rubens. The surrounding area is worth some time to explore as well
Francois Haye (6 months ago)
A beautiful place to be when one wants to enjoy the master Dutch painters of the 17th century. Mauritshuis is itself a wonderful monument, like a time machine that brings you back to days gone by.
Maciej Wielobób (8 months ago)
A must-see!
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