A visit to Museum Boijmans van Beuningen offers the visitor a journey through art history. The museum provides a comprehensive survey of art from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century. The Boijmans van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands and was founded in 1849, when the lawyer Boijmans left his art collection to the city of Rotterdam. After the art collection of the Rotterdam-based harbour baron Van Beuningen was acquired in 1958, the museum extended its name. The museum has something to offer to everybody, as it houses a wide variety of work. From Bosch to Dalí and from Rembrandt to Dutch Design: everything is represented by the Boijmans van Beuningen. Furthermore, the museum is now the only one in the Netherlands that has paintings by Jan van Eyck, Titian, Jheronimus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel and Salvador Dalí. Masterpieces from the collection are The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, La Reproduction Interdite by René Magritte and Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, to name a few. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum organizes exhibitions on various topics throughout the year.
Tue - Sun : 11.00 - 17.00
The library is open from Tuesdays to Fridays from 11.00 to 16.30. Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Whitmonday), 1 January, 27 April (Kingsday; in 2014 on 26 April) and 25 December. The museum closes at 16.00 on Saint Nicholas' night December 5th, Christmas Eve December 24th and New Year's Eve December 31st.