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The Mauritshuis is home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague, right next to the government centre.

Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this seventeenth-century monument. 

More than two hundred top works from Dutch and Flemish masters are on display in the historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall covering, sparkling chandeliers and monumental painted ceilings. Genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte and portraits by Rubens offer a rich and varied representation of the best of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting.

Mauritshuis
Plein 29
2511 CS The Hague
The Netherlands
www.mauritshuis.nl

19 videos

  • Jan Steen's Histories - Special: Rediscovered Jan Steen

    Jan Steen is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, mythology and antiquity.

  • Jan Steen’s Histories - The pub

    Jan Steen is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, mythology and antiquity.

  • Jan Steen's Histories - The pastor

    Jan Steen is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, mythology and antiquity.

  • Jan Steen’s Histories - The Academy

    Jan Steen is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, mythology and antiquity.

  • Jan Steen’s Histories - The photographer

    Jan Steen is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, mythology and antiquity.

  • Jan Steen’s Histories - Introduction

    Jan Steen is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, classical mythology and antiquity.

  • Slow Food - Pastry (Part 4)

    Cheese, meat and sweets were often depicted in the 17th century. But what exactly are all those things we see in the still lifes? And are those delicious foods still available today?

  • Slow Food - Cheese (Part 3)

    Cheese, meat and sweets were often depicted in the 17th century. But what exactly are all those things we see in the still lifes? And are those delicious foods still available today?

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3 series

  • At Home in Holland

    Three short films zoom in on the Royal Collection, Dutch Genre paintings and the 'Music lesson' by Vermeer.

  • Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age

    Cheese, meat and sweets were often depicted in the 17th century. But what exactly are all those things we see in the still lifes? And are those delicious foods still available today? Presentor Andrea van Pol went 17th-century grocery shopping, especially for the Mauritshuis.

  • Jan Steen's Histories

    Jan Steen is best known as a painter of chaotic and disorderly scenes of everyday life, which gave rise to the popular Dutch proverb ‘a Jan Steen household’. But he also painted very different subjects: stories from the Bible, mythology and antiquity.