Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

(4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Displaying works ranging from Rembrandt and van Gogh to edgier modern pieces, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen represents a large repository of artwork, particularly that by Dutch artists. Originally founded in 1849, the facility is also one of the Netherlands' oldest. Explore its extensive holdings and range of themed exhibits, focusing on famous figures such as the Old Dutch masters, Salvador Dali, and native artist Piet Mondriaan. In addition to works of art, you can view up-close a number of objects documenting Holland's history from medieval times through its famed Golden Age to the present. Rotating traveling exhibits make up much of the museum's collection at any given time, so be sure to check the website to see what's on at the time of your visit. Take a look at our Rotterdam tour planner to schedule your visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The expo "fond of Surrealism" is one of the best I've seen in the last few years! Neither cost nor effort were spared, spacious, class!
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  • The excellent museum also a bar with excellent coffee and great sodas, and very full and Nice staff. A recommendation
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  • The collection itself contains so many famous and beautiful paintings you didn't realise where going to be hanging there, which is something i love in musea. The exhibition "mad about surrealism" is a...  more »
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  • What I call a non-specific museum. It started as the private collection of a rich shipping tycoon, so there is not a lot focus. But still very well worth a visit.
  • This is one of the first contemporary art museums that I thoroughly enjoyed. Particularly the interactive exhibition by Olafur Eliasson mesmerised me. Well worth the money.
  • The curation is the best among all the museums I've been to. It carries a strong personal flavor and you can feel the genuine passion for the art works by the writer. This might be unwelcome among the more experienced art viewers, but for people without a very deep knowledge of art history the curation is invaluable in getting to know what's on display in a much more enjoyable fashion.
  • My favourite museum in Rotterdam. A really amazing collection of Dutch and international art. A good balance of Contemporary and more classical art. Great permanent collections and constantly new exhibitions. Can go back many many times.
  • This is a quite big museum, with lots of paintings (some of them really famous), and also some modern art. If you're into those things then you should definitely go.