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Arts feature

The home of Holland’s celebrity paintings gets a makeover

Vermeers, Rembrandts and Holbeins are among the star attractions in The Hague’s newly refurbished Mauritshaus

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

If things had turned out differently for Brazil — I don’t mean in the World Cup — Recife might now be known as Mauritsstad. But when the Portuguese expelled the Dutch in 1654, the name of the new capital of Pernambuco built by governor Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen was lost to history.

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