A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a journey through the history of art from the Middle Ages to the present day. Discover the museum’s world-class collection with masterpieces by Bosch, Bruegel, Van Eyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Magritte and Dalí and be amazed by exquisite drawings and decorative arts including medieval pitchers and Golden Age glassware, furniture by Rietveld and contemporary design.
Permanently on view.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. Its collection is built on the legacy of jurist Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans, who left his personal collection to the city of Rotterdam in 1849. In 1958, the name of benefactor Daniël George van Beuningen was added to the museum after the acquisition of his collection. The current museum building opened in 1935; it is a historic building designed specially for the collection by city architect Adrian van der Steur. The stately presence in red brick houses intimate galleries and amply sized salons in which the art can be
In the spring of 2018 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will show works from the collection in the museum’s largest galleries. The exhibition will feature works made since the 1970s that are rarely shown because of their large size.