Reopening of the Mauritshuis in The Hague


After a two year major renovation and upgrading to meet needs of the 21st century visitor, the famous Mauritshuis Museum, home of Vermeer’s masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring, Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson, Carel Fabritius’ The Goldfinch and Jan Steen’s As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young and many more, is opening its doors again on 27 June 2014.

After the celebratory reopening ceremony on Friday afternoon, everyone will be welcome to visit the Mauritshuis from 8pm until midnight for free! Regular visiting hours and admission prices start the next day, Saturday (June 28). The 28th also happens to be Veteran’s Day, so getting to the Mauritshuis may be a little bit challenging with crowds from the event on the Malieveld.

The museum’s size has doubled thanks to the new Royal Dutch Shell Wing. It is linked to the original historic building with an underground foyer/tunnel. This new wing offers additional exhibition galleries, education centre, cafe, museum shop and other modern visitor facilities which were not available previously.

The opening exhibition will tell the story of this historic building and its occupants and will be housed in the new wing. It will be a fitting tribute to the rich history of the Mauritshuis.

Thanks to the BankGiroLotterij, “the whole collection has been digitised and the paintings can be admired full-screen. It is also possible to zoom in, to examine the works in greater detail.” You can learn more about this on the museum’s new website home page.

You can also take a virtual tour through the renovated Mauritshuis Museum on the website or view it on your smartphone. The tour is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. There is a specific tour for young visitors “with amusing questions, interesting films and a surprising climax”.

The Mauritshuis Organisation is offering a special membership to The Hague’s international residents (“International Friends of the Mauritshuis'”) which provides you and your family year-round access to the museum and also to exclusive events and activities that will take place almost on a monthly basis.

If you or your friends subscribe prior to 26th of June, you will also be able to preview the Mauritshuis prior to its reopening to the general public. Contact Sabine Miesen Goessen at for more details.


Plein 29
2511 CS The Hague

Gallery Prince William V
Buitenhof 33
2513 AH The Hague

Open Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-8pm

Gallery Prince William V
Tuesday to Sunday 12pm-5pm

Ticket Prices

[online ticket sale starts mid-June]


  • Adults €14
  • Children (18 and under) free
  • Combination Ticket Mauritshuis + Prince William V Gallery €17.50
  • Groups (>15 people) €12.50
  • IAMsterdamcard, Delft/Den Haag pass €12,50
  • CJP, Student Card €11
  • Ooievaars Pass €7
  • Friends of the Mauritshuis free
  • Rembrandt society, Museum Card, ICOM free
  • Touroperators €12

Prince William V Gallery

  • Adults €5
  • Children (12 and under 12) €2.50
  • Groups (>15 people) €4
  • Groups of children up to 12 years (>15 people) €2
  • CJP, Studenten Card, Ooievaars Pass €2.50
  • Friends of the Mauritshuis free
  • Rembrandt society, Museum Card, ICOM free
  • Hofvijver Passe Partout €12.50

At the Brasserie Mauritshuis you can enjoy “culinary flavours amidst a contemporary, warm and lively atmosphere”. It has its own entrance and is accessible to the public in addition to the museum’s visitors. The Brasserie is open seven days a week from 10:00am-8:00pm, Thursdays 10am-10pm.