A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
The Mauritshuis, located near the political center of the Dutch government in The Hague, hosts an important collection of works by Dutch and Flemish painters of the Dutch Golden Age. They include Rembrandt, Hals, Holbein, Steen, Potter, and Vermeer. The latter became world famous with his work “The Girl with the Pearl Earring”. The Mauritshuis was constructed between 1636 and 1641, after designs by Jacob van Campen and Pieter Post. It was owned by Johann Moritz (Maurits in Dutch) until his death in 1679. In 1704, a great fire destroyed much of the building, but it had been restored completely except the original cupola. The Mauritshuis became a museum in 1822, and now attracts over 300 thousand visitors annually.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017