Special selection

For this exhibition the selected works are all genre paintings by Dutch artists of the Golden Age. Here is life as it was lived: peasants fighting, ladies and gentlemen flirting, loving mothers and common shopkeepers.

There are works by famous painters such as Gerard ter Borch, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriƫl Metsu and Jan Steen, but none can surpass the Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman by Johannes Vermeer.


Take a virtual look in our exhibition room!


Films Royal Collection

Three short film talk about the Royal Collection, Dutch Genre paintings and the 'Music lesson' by Vermeer.

Multimedia Tour

The stories in eight of the genre paintings from the Royal Collection are deciphered in the multimedia tour.

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