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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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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautifully situated by the Canal and opposite the Prime Minister's house in The Hague this museum is packed full of the most wonderful paintings. I am not an art connoisseur but I enjoyed viewing these historic pictures in particular "The old woman and boy with candles" . These paintings are not only wonderful for their amazing art work but also... More

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San Francisco
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

After 30 million euros we get this museum reopened only to realize that the money did not buy any competence whatsoever. I almost want to cut and paste Theredslamander's comments. Horrible displays. Lighting is worse. The hallway paintings can not be seen at all because the hallway is too narrow and because the greedy management allows way too many people... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised at the artwork in the museum. The Vermeers were, as expected, fabulous, but the Rembrandts, Rubens, and so many other Dutch masters were exquisite! I highly recommend visiting this museum when you are visiting The Hague!

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San Francisco, California
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73 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I will admit that I was originally interested in visiting this museum because of Girl with a Pearl Earring (the painting, not the film, which I haven't seen) but the entire collection is put together really well and extremely enjoyable. The museum is sizable but not unmanageable. The collection contains a fair amount of well-known pieces and well-known masters. It... More

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is no doubt one of the two 2 museums in Netherland for paintings collection with master pieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and other old masters. Not to be missed.for fine arts lover

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This museum provides an excellent overview of the Dutch masters. You will see many of their masterpieces. The paintings are well displayed and well lit. The only complaint I have is that they need to replace their audio guides. It was frustrating at times because the device was non responsive. Also a note to the City: It's very difficult being... More

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Bournemouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A first class museum to visit, we really liked being able to get so close to the paintings. You can see the artists brush strokes in very good detail. The building is also impressive and the new section fits in well, nice to learn about the history of the house and family. We visited on Sunday which was fairly busy... More

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Tokyo
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

(visited in Aug-2014) We went as my husband longed to see the "Girl with Pearl Earring" above all. We enjoyed the museum in spite of a little seemingly racist gentleman at gate who insisted that I have stuffs (mostly ladies little things) in my bag taken out n given to concierge, insisting that my bag was "big" when a few... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A great building, housing a first class collection. We got there within an hour of opening time and the crowds were reasonably light. I was quite stunned when we walked into Room 15 on the second floor (our first stop) and there was the Girl with the Pearl Earring with only a few people looking at it. By noon the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A 50 minute train ride from Amsterdam to The Hague and a 10 minute walk from the train station, this lovely old mansion has old Dutch masters, notably Vermeer 's Girl With a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt 's The Amatomy Lesson. Certainly worth a visit! We did not try the coffee shop but it is reportedly good.

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