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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the main art museum in Rotterdam. The museum began in 1847 with the collection of Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans (1767–1847). In 1958 the collection of businessman Daniël George van Beuningen (1877–1955) was added to the museum, and the museum acquired its current name. The museum has a diverse collection ranging from medieval to modern art, with a focus on Dutch art. Among the best-known artists that are exhibited in the permanent exhibition of the museum are Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent van Gogh, Maurizio Cattelan, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí.
For more information and enquiries please contact Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0)10 44.19.400, E-mail:
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen seen from the south
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam
The Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam is a natural history museum at Museumpark in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The museum is located in the Villa Dijkzigt, dating from 1852 and extended in 1995 with a modern glazed pavilion which was designed by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat. Villa Dijkzigt was originally built by J. F. Metzelaar for the Van Hoboken family. The museum includes a shop and a library.
For more information and enquiries please contact Natuurhistorisch Museum, Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark), 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Tel: + 31 10 436 42 22, E-mail:
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam
Photograph © Hanhil
Netherlands Architecture Institute
The Netherlands Architercture Institute (NAi) is a Dutch architecture institute in Rotterdam. The NAi owns one of the world’s largest architectural collections, has a library with over 30,000 books and a museum with 3 exhibition galleries. The NAi museum in Rotterdam (1993) is located in a modern building designed by architect Jo Coenen, located on the Museumpark. The second venue of the NAi in Maastricht is since April 2009 a separate museum by the name of NAiM / Bureau Europa and focuses on pan-European issues.
For more information and enquiries please contact Netherlands Architecture Institute, Musempark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Postal address: P.O. Box 237, 3000 AE Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Tel: +31(0)10-4401358 (9am to 5pm), E-mail:
The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam (formerly known as the Museum voor Land- en Volkenkunde) is an ethnographic museum, situated Willemskade in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 1883 and shows more than 1800 ethnographic objects from various cultures in Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Americas and the Islamic heritage. The museum offers a unique place to absorb and experience a variety of cultures. Every year the museum presents two high quality theme exhibitions. These theme exhibitions, comprising masterpieces from museums and private collectors from all over the world, are displayed over a two-storey high exhibition area.
For more information and enquiries please contact Wereldmuseum, Willemskade 25, 3016 DM Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Tel: 0031 (0)10 2707172, E-mail:
Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam
Photograph © F.Eveleens
The Chabot Museum is a museum dedicated to the Dutch painter and sculptor Hendrik Chabot, housed in a monumental villa in the Museum Park in Rotterdam. The museum's collection includes works from the Schortemeijer years twenty and a collection of 26 works from the Second World War , from the private collection of Mrs. Toll-Breugem. The museum is housed in a white villa designed in 1938 for CH Kraayeveld in the style of New Objectivity by architects GW baas and L. Stokla, former bureau chief architect of Kromhout.
For more information and enquiries please contact Chabot Museum, Museumpark 11, 3015 CB Rotterdam, Tel: 010 436 3713, E-mail:
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