Waar ben je naar op zoek?

Waar ben je naar op zoek?

Visitor Center the Mauritshuis

How did three carpenters stop 8.000 French warriors on their warpath? What was the connection between the Royal Orange family and the Mauritshuis? How did Willemstad end up with a star-shaped fortress? Relive history through the stories told in the Cannon Chamber of the visitor center in the Mauritshuis. Experience Willemstad’s friendly atmosphere and simply enjoy!


Visitor Center the Mauritshuis Willemstad
Hofstraat 1a
4797 AC Willemstad

+31 (0)168 755 211


Defense of Willemstad

Safely protected against the water, hidden between the foliage, and filled with history. The stately building constructed by Prince Maurits in 1623 formed the heart of the Defense of Willemstad. This is where you can discover the rich history of the Dutch Royals of Orange and the wars against the French. Start your quest by listening to the stories of forts and fortresses in the Mauritshuis. Also, visit the exhibit presented by the local history society ‘De Willemstad’.

Combine your visit with a river crossing to Numansdorp by taking the waterbus or ferry Anna, and continue your bicycle tour or hike there. Rent a boat and cruise the rivers Haringvliet or Mark by yourself. Wander through the picturesque streets to one of the restaurants or stroll along the waterside. Take a selfie in one of the old street corners, near the water or at the characteristic Mauritshuis itself.

Looking for a unique location?

The idyllic, stately building is more than a visitor center. A romantic wedding, a unique location for a business meeting or other inspiring activities. The Mauritshuis can accommodate you. Contact our hosts via phone number +31 168 755 211 for more information about the options.

Opening times

Summer (1 April – 30 September) Winter (1 October – 31 March)
Monday closed closed
Tuesday 11.00-17.00 closed
Wednesday 11.00-17.00 11.00-17.00
Thursday 11.00-17.00 11.00-17.00
Friday 11.00-17.00 11.00-17.00
Saturday 12.00-17.00 13.00-17.00
Sunday 12.00-17.00 13.00-17.00


For weddings, meetings, and other activities, please contact our hosts for special opening hours.

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