Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Tours and Tickets
Rotterdam’s premier art museum began with bequests from two wealthy Dutch art lovers: Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans donated his collection to the city in 1847, and Daniel George van Deuningenfollowed suit in 1955. From 16th-century paintings to contemporary glassware, the museum’s displays of western works are constantly changing; it has featured 20th-century bodies of work by German Expressionist Max Beckmann and French surrealist Yves Tanguy, as well as pieces from hundreds of years earlier.
Highlights of this expansive 140,000-work collection include Pieter Bruegel’s peerless Old Testament offering The Tower of Babel (1553), which warrants close inspection for all its detailed activity; scores of delicate drawings by Renaissance artist Fra Bartolommeo; Rembrandt’s winsome Titus at his Desk; and a collection of Gerrit Rietveld’s distinct colored wooden furniture. The many other artists represented here include Rubens, Dalí, Da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, Van Eyck and Man Ray. All works are housed in a stylish red-brick building designed by Adrianus Van der Steur, now updated with airy glass galleries and surrounded by a sculpture park and fountains. Free temporary exhibitions are on display in the Willem van der Vorm gallery and Serra Hall just inside the main entrance.
Please note: The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is temporarily closed for renovations. The reopening is scheduled for January 2026.
Tours and Tickets to Experience Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
- Kunsthal Rotterdam (Art Hall Rotterdam)
- Maritime Museum Rotterdam
- Rotterdam City Hall (Stadhuis)
- Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge)
- Miniworld Rotterdam
- Church of St. Lawrence (Sint Laurenskerk)
- Markthal (Market Hall)
- Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
- Kop van Zuid
- Rotterdam Central Station (Rotterdam Centraal)
- Netherlands Photo Museum (Nederlands Fotomuseum)
- Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen)
- Rotterdam Old Harbor (Oude Haven)