The Mauritshuis will organize an exhibition about image making and the various perceptions of Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679), for whom its building was named.
In Brazil he is so well known that everyone knows who you mean with the name ‘Nassau’. In the Netherlands he was considered a hero in the seventeenth century, while today his name can be associated with colonialism and slavery. His name is Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679), governor of the Dutch colony in Brazil and the man who built the Mauritshuis. This exhibition takes a close look at Johan Maurits’s reputation and examines how his story can be viewed from different perspectives, both present-day and historical.
Rembrandt and the Golden Age
In 2019, the Netherlands celebrates the legacy of Rembrandt and the Golden Age. It is 350 years since the death of one of Holland’s most beloved Dutch Masters, Rembrandt van Rijn, on October 4 1669. As the hub of administrative authority, The Hague played a vital role in the 17th century. Also the contribution of many masterpieces in museums, famous inhabitants and locations indicate the importance of this period for the city. Experience The Hague during the time of Rembrandt & the Golden Age. Get inspired by the swathe of exhibitions and activities take place throughout the year here