"The Mauritshuis" Mauritshuis Tip by MATIM

Mauritshuis, The Hague: 34 reviews and 66 photos


The Mauritshuis is one of the first and most beautiful examples of the Dutch classicist baroque, characterised by pilasters which run the full length of the facade and by frontons with various carvings. The Mauritshuis was built for Johan Maurits van Nassau, Governor of Dutch-Brasil. After a fire in 1704 the Mauritshuis was refurbished and in 1822 it became the 'Royal Cabinet of Paintings'. During extensive restoration work carried out between 1982 and 1987 a cellar was constructed under the forecourt, which houses the library and the storerooms. Artist Ger Lataster painted modern paintings on the ceiling of the upper hall. The colours he used are reminiscent of 18th-century ceiling paintings.

Phone: +31 70 302 3456
Website: http://www.mauritshuis.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 7, 2008
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