Mauritshuis, The Hague in times of corona


In July, Steve and I stayed a weekend in The Hague in the Netherlands. One of our activities was the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis.

The collection consists of 854 objects, mostly Dutch Golden Age paintings. The collections contains works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter, Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Hans Holbein the Younger, and others. Originally, the 17th century building was the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau.

Perhaps the most famous works are Rubens’ ‘Night Scene‘, Rembrandt’s self-portrait and Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring‘.



The Mauritshuis is a must-see in The Hague. Obviously there are coronavirus countermeasures in place. A maximum of people allowed into a room, sometimes as few as two and some arrows on the staircases.

But is was chaotic. It would have been better to lay out a route to follow, as in the Groninger Museum. We went in July. Maybe the system has already changed.


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