Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
(4.5/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is of course known for years in Rotterdam and if you're interested in Visual Arts, you should not miss this museum. There are regular very engaging special exhibitions, but also its own collection is very wide and very worthwhile.
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  • Beautiful building with the Old Masters next to more modern arts, paintings next to statues, all very accessible and near. When in Rotterdam, a must, if you like art - even just a little. Because of t...  more »
  • We visited the Boijmans van Beuningen museum on a Sunday afternoon. It was fairly quiet; Unlike for example the Rijksmuseum you can quietly to the works of art look without be bothered by other people. A very extensive collection, which covers a large period of time and a lot of currents. In addition to the many paintings there are also on design area to see many objects. Very the host, you can be sure an afternoon sweet. Only downside is the somewhat confusing design, many small spaces allowing you quickly runs a little skip. Not really clear what is true, the signage speaks about collections ...
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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.