Masterpiece Theater: Mauritshuis
It’s been a museum and a murder scene, a palace and a private home, but today, the Mauritshuis (Korte Vijverberg 8, The Hague, Netherlands) is home to one of Europe’s premier art collections. There you’ll find the so-called “Mona Lisa of the North,” Johannes Vermeer’s famed portrait, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, and the rest of the royal picture collection. Fans of Vermeer will want to visit the museum this May, when it presents The Young Vermeer, an exhibition of his lesser-known early work from May 12 through August 22.
To get the complete scoop on the Mauritshuis, check out our upcoming Art+Travel Europe, as we show you Holland through the eyes of the Old Master Johannes Vermeer.