The Mauritshuis is one of the most important art museums in the Netherlands. While it is most famous for one painting, Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, it contains many other great works of art, including two other world-famous masterpieces, Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt and Paul Potter’s Bull. Mauritshuis has 800 paintings, mostly from the Dutch Golden Age along with 50 miniatures, 20 sculptures and various drawings and prints, assembled in what is called the Royal Cabinet of Paintings. It has the highest number of masterpieces per square meter in the Netherlands, including paintings by masterpieces by Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Hans Holbein, and others.
The Mauritshuis is open every day. On Mondays the museum opens at 13:00 instead of 10:00, and on Thursdays it is open in the evening until 20:00. Tip for those who wish to avoid the busiest time: the Mauritshuis is relatively quiet in the afternoons after 15:00 and on Thursday evenings.
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