1. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket
Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond. Discover the art museum's compact yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces, such as "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter, on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. Vrel, Forerunner of Vermeer: Temporary Exhibit from February 16 - March 29, 2023 Discover the works of artist Jacobus Vrel, who was active around 1640-1660. See his fascinating scenes, which predate Vermeer's more famous works. Learn how modern art lovers rediscovered Vrel in the 19th and early 20th centuries. See 2 of his extraordinary paintings from the famous Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna will be coming to The Hague, including One is Woman at the Window from 1654, the only dated work by Vrel.