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Mauritshuis Museum

Plein 29, 2511 CS The Hague, The Netherlands
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Ranked #3 of 69 Attractions in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The core collection at this famous art museum consists of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, which includes works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Steen... more » Owner description: The core collection at this famous art museum consists of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, which includes works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Steen and Frans Hals, including a magnificent panorama of Dutch and Flemish art from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. « less
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Vienna, Austria
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The whole city - The Haag or The Hague - is very charming, clean, historical, beautiful, calm, I do not know what I should write more about the uniqueness of the city. The gallery is comparable to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam if you like to see just the Golden Age of the Dutch painting and Vermeer. It is even better... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Arrive early (it opens at 10) to avoid the queues. Download the app if you've got a smartphone or take the audioguide. The highlight for me were two of the Vermeer's, the Girl with the Pearl Earring is lovely, but even more so is his townscape View of Delft. But there are also great paintings by Brueghel, Rembrandt etc, etc.

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Maurithuis has been transformed over the last couple of years. The historical building, positioned right next to The Hague's seat of government building now has a funky glass modern entrance area underground. Walking through the Mauritshuis can take a while (over an hour at least). You can use your own phone app for the venue or pay to hire... More

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York, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
101 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful gallery and a fantastic collection. It is just the right size for a gallery; big enough to feel worth the effort, but not so large that you feel that it is too much to see it all. We went on a Monday afternoon (see tip) and it was not too busy: no queue at all, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Mauritshuis has long since been one of greatest small musea in the world - intimate, superbly run, beautifully situated next to the Dutch Parliament in the very loveliest corner of The Hague with its stunning collection of paintings. Where else can the Golden Age of the Netherlands with the works or its most famous artists Vermeer, Frans Hals, Van... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Quality, not so much quantity including the greatest Rembrandt self portrait I have ever seen. The museum itself is a work of art. I went Friday afternoon, early Saturday morning and it was certainly quiet enough to enjoy at your own pace.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fortunate to see The Girl with the Pearl Earring at this Museum in The Hague. An hour by car from Amsterdam and worth the trip just to see my most favourite painting of all time!! The Hague has more to offer and would love to return.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Hague is not that friendly to tourists, I couldn't find a shop that sold a map. A reason for visiting it is undoubtedly this remarkable collection of art in a building which has been brilliantly restored. The only blot, I fear, is the new ceiling fresco by a contemporary Dutch artist which is a mess. Otherwise see The Girl... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visit the Mauritshuis was not worth the visit. There were far too many people and actually the paintings were not too exciting. The Museum Bredius was much more enjoyable and small compared to Mauritshuis. If being pushed and shoved by tourists is your thing and then the constant photographing of the pictures by people too mean to by a... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited this wonderful building a few of weeks ago, we were interested to see the museum and the wonderful art collection. We arrived in the morning by train from Amsterdam which was an easy journey, arrived at the museum to huge crowds long lines to enter, every room was packed as they did not restrict entry at all. Very... More

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