Mauritshuis : Michelin's recommendations
The Mauritshuis, the Hague's biggest museum, should not be missed. It occupies an elegant residence named after the man who commissioned it, Prince John Maurice of Nassau-Siegen. It was built around 1640 in the purest classical style, to designs by J. van Campen. The Mauritshuis today holds the Royal Collection of paintings, one of the most prestigious in the world, ranking alongside the Louvre or the Hermitage in St Petersburg. The number of paintings is not overwhelming, making it a very pleasant museum to visit. The ground floor is devoted to foreign and Flemish schools. The first room, limited to the Flemish School, is remarkable, particularly for R. Van der Weyden's Lamentation of Christ. There are also two rooms of Rubens where, amongst others, his Isabelle Brant (his first wife) and famous Earthly Paradise with the Fall of Adam and Eve can be admired. On the first floor, which is devoted to the Dutch painters of the Golden Age, Rembrandt reigns supreme. Neither bThe Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp, nor the nude Susannah should be missed. The Mauritshuis also houses two absolute masterpieces by Vermeer: the View of Delft and the Young Girl in a Turban. Numerous genre (Jan Steen, Van Ostade, Frans Hals) and landscape painters (Van Goyen, Van de Velde, S. and J. van Ruysdael) also hold pride of place.
- Address : Korte Vijverberg 8 NL - 2513 AB Den Haag2513 ABDen Haag
- Phone : 070 302 3435
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.mauritshuis.nl
- Prices : 13.50 € (-18 years old free of charge)