The museum is closed due to renovations.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will undergo a necessary long-term renovation from 27 May 2019. The largescale refurbishment and modernisation is expected to take seven years. During this Transit period, eight institutions and museums across Rotterdam will be holding exhibitions with works of art from the museum collection under the title ‘Boijmans Next Door’. The collection will also be presented abroad by means of touring exhibitions. Meanwhile, the construction of the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen continues apace. The world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility will open in 2021 and will safely house and display the museum’s collection of 151,000 artworks.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. The collection includes paintings, sculptures and objects, as well as an important collection of drawings and etchings. It features many major Dutch and European works spanning the period from the early middle ages to the 21st century, from Van Bosch to Rembrandt, and from Van Gogh to Dalí and Dutch Design. It also presents temporary exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects throughout the year.
The museum restaurant, Het Paviljoen, was designed in 1991 by Hubert-Jan Henket. It is a transparent and light space with a lovely view of the sculpture garden and Museum Park. On museum opening days, visitors can enjoy salads, soups, sandwiches, and coffee and cakes here between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The coffee is from Rotterdam’s cult coffee roasters Man met Bril Koffie and the cakes are from Firma Taart.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is located adjacent to Museum Park in the Museumpark district and is easy to get to by metro or tram 7 or 20 (Eendrachtsplein stop). From Rotterdam Central Station, it is about a 15-minute walk. The Museum Park parking garage is adjacent to the museum building.