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The Maurits Huis, after two years of renovations

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The Maurits Huis Museum one of the most beautiful museums of the world and home to world-famous paintings like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson, The Bull by Paulus Potter, and Fabritius’ The Goldfinch located in the centre of The Hague will be opening its doors to visitors in June after a two year renovation and expansion period.

For the first time the Mauritshuis Organisation is offering special memberships to The Hague’s International residents. Membership of the “International Friends of the Mauritshuis” offers year-round access to the museum, but also to exclusive exhibitions and events, previews, lectures, a cocktail party, trips and to different activities all in English that will take place almost on a monthly basis .

These events will be focussed on educational and entertainment value and meets the interests of different age groups. Subscribes before 1st June, will also be offered a special preview of the museum before the opening.

International Friends of the Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis is largely dependent on donations. The Friends of the Mauritshuis play a crucial role as their donations ensure the purchase of new additions to the collection and the organisation of special exhibitions. The Friends have made significant financial contributions to make the purchase of important paintings possible, like Rembrandt’s Portrait of an Elderly Man, Jacob van Ruisdael’s View of Bentheim Castle, Rubens’ Old Woman and Boy with Candles and more recently Clara Peeter’s Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels. Lots of Friends also play a key role in the museum as volunteers. They run the museum shop and its proceeds are used to support the museum.

Fees are: €50 per year for 1 adult/ €65 per year for a couple on the same address / €75 per year for a family with two children up to 18 years. If you are interested in joining these groups, please contact our website or the foundation directly: vrienden@mauritshuis.nl.

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