Mauritshuis, The Hague: A Comparison of Tickets & Tours

by Paul Joseph  |  Published June 27, 2024

Home to some of the greatest Dutch paintings ever created, the Mauritshuis museum in the Hague attracts huge numbers of visitors every year.

A scenic view of Mauritshuis across the water (Photo: R Boed via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Situated in a beautiful 17th-century city palace in the Hague, the historical and political heart of the Netherlands, visitors can discover a remarkable collection of Dutch masterpieces by artistic icons including Rembrandt & Vermeer. Spread across two striking historical buildings in two city locations, the museum is a magnet for art enthusiasts who flock here in their droves. We’ve compared the best ways to visit the Mauritshuis below.


Entry tickets to the Mauritshuis start at around €19.50 for adults and children aged up to 18 go free. Tickets include admission to the entire museum and both its permanent and temporary exhibitions. Opening hours for the attraction are 1pm to 6pm on Mondays and 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays to Sundays.  Due to large visitor numbers, it’s strongly recommended to buy your ticket and time slot online to ensure entry to the museum. Crowds are generally smaller at the museum after around 3pm.

We recommend buying Mauritshuis admission tickets via GetYourGuide

You can also visit the Mauritshuis as part of a combo package that includes at least one other attraction or guided tour. The benefit of this is that it works out cheaper than paying for each aspect of the experience individually. For example, you can book a half-day excursion that includes a guided tour of the Mauritshuis with a walking tour of the Hague city centre, as well as of the nearby city of Delft, with pick-up and drop-off included in the price.

You can book the above half-day excursion at GetYourGuide


As well as standard admission tickets, the Mauritshuis also offers a variety of guided tours for groups of different sizes. During these tours, visitors can join the museum’s expert guides as they share insights about the paintings on display, pointing out special details and uncovering hidden stories along the way. Discussions about restorations and the playful nuances painters sometimes weave into their works are also on the agenda. Tours run for between 60 and 90 minutes.

You can book guided tours of the Mauritshuis at the museum’s official website