The Mauritshuis: a new Golden Age

July 2014
The Mauritshuis

On 27th June The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague reopened after a two year €30m expansion project. The unveiling of this renovated 17th century Dutch palace gives visitors a chance to see some of the greatest masterpieces of the Golden Age reunited under one roof.

A world tour

During its refurbishment, the Mauritshuis sent the very best of its collection on a hugely successful world tour. Vermeer's famous Girl With A Pearl Earring and his View of Delft, Rembrandt’s last self-portrait and Carel Fabritius' The Goldfinch were highlights that had millions queuing round the block.

Coming home

The completion of the Mauritshuis’ new extension sees the collection return to an elegant renovation. The renovated Mauritshuis doubles its surface with an underground expansion into a building on the other side of the street while retaining the original character and unique homely atmosphere of the museum. Hung against a variety of wallpapers with excellent state of the art 21st century lighting, the small collection of only 250 paintings is now seen at its very best.

Holland & the Dutch Masters

With the Mauritshuis modernisation and following the recent re-opening of Amsterdam's three great public art galleries (The Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, and the Van Gogh Museum), now is a wonderful time to take your group on a tour of Holland & the Dutch Mastersclick here for a suggested itinerary.

Based in The Hague, our preferred 4* hotel is just a short walk from the Mauritshuis. This tour, like every single one of our group tours, can be tailor made to your group’s exact requirements. So call Michael or Damian in our sales team now for a quote and to discuss your ideas and then, in close consultation with you, we will fine tune the itinerary until you have the perfect tour at the right price for your group.