A Dynamic Museum

2015 was a wonderful and successful year for the Mauritshuis. Half a million visitors flocked to the museum and over 27,000 visited the Prince William V Gallery.

It was a year when we were able to show off everything that we can do in our new home. We organised three exhibitions and dozens of activities, guided tours, lectures, workshops, concerts and parties. The museum buzzed with activity.


Emilie Gordenker


Visitors’ Impressions

Our visitors were enthusiastic about the facilities and the range of activities in the refurbished and enlarged museum. Reactions from the visitors’ book:

What a splendid initiative. I was able to download the app at home. So I was well prepared when I came to the Mauritshuis. Marian, Netherlands

Bon musée! C’était super de pouvoir voir (enfin) la jeune fille a la perle. Je recommande! E.H.R., Canada

This was a fantastic day at the museum. We used the activities bags for the kids and they had so much fun. Thank you so much.
The Briceno-Vogeler Family, USA

I really liked the Mauritshuis. I came with my school. I thought the girl with the pearl was the nicest portrait. Thijmen, 8 jaar, age 8, school party, The Hague

A big tick off my bucketlist. The visit did not disappoint me. Fabulous, wonderful café and terrific, helpful, friendly staff. Thanks. D. McQue, Londen

Danke. Nicht zu beschreiben, diese Schönheiten und Vielfalten. Stan, Duitsland

Our Trophy Cabinet

- Golden Phoenix Award for the renovation and extension of the Mauritshuis, completed in 2014


- Gold Medal at the Montreux Golden Awards for the reopening ceremony in 2014

- International Project Management Award (IPMA) for the way the building project was managed


- Silver International Design & Communications Awards (IDCA) for the exhibition Rembrandt? The Case of Saul and David


- The highest score achieved by a Dutch museum on TripAdvisor


IPMA Award

Victor Moussault (Deputy Director Mauritshuis) ‘We were presented with the Gold IPMA (International Project Management Association) Project Excellence Award by the chairman of the judges, Adri Duivensteijn on 18 November. A fantastic honour and tremendous recognition for the way the Mauritshuis was the first national museum to successfully manage a building project itself!’


This prize from the IPMA, a project management professional association, was awarded for the Mauritshuis Builds for the Future project, as the best example of project management in the public and cultural sector. The judges’ report stated, ‘The panel is unanimous in its opinion that this project was implemented with a great spirit of adventure and blazed new trails. Totally innovative for project management in both the national and international cultural sector.

Photo: Construction team Mauritshuis