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Visit Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and undertake a journey through art history from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.

Dutch and international press have praised the museum for its interesting concepts and exciting displays. The French media have even called the museum the ‘Louvre on the Maas’. Discover for yourself the wonderful collection with masterpieces by Bosch, Bruegel, Van Eyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Magritte and Dalí. Be surprised by the spectacular temporary exhibitions of Old Masters and innovative conceptual artists. Lose yourself in refined drawings, medieval household items, jugs and glass from the Golden Age, furniture by Rietveld and contemporary design. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant with a view of and access to the garden.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18
3015 CX Rotterdam
The Netherlands

254 videos

  • The Collection as Time Machine

    Carel Blotkamp and Rudi Fuchs visit the new collection presentation in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

  • Richard Serra: drawings 2015-2017

    Uniquely, Serra has made the series Rotterdam Horizontals and Rotterdam Verticals especially for Boijmans. The drawings, along with sketchbooks never exhibited before, are an ideal way to explore the artist’s methods and motives. The works reflect physical exertion and strength, dynamism and spontaneity, and they will not leave visitors unmoved. As he does in his sculptures, Serra exploits notions of time, working process and material in his drawings. Strikingly, the drawings are more intimate, more direct and more restrained than his previous work.

  • The Magnetic North & The Idea of Freedom

    Sylvie Zijlmans (Geertruidenberg 1964) and Hewald Jongenelis (Etten-Leur 1962) make everyday life in a suburb of a sprawling Dutch town into a metaphor of the times. An artwork inspired by local issues that could have landed anywhere at the same time.

  • The Tower of Babel travels to Japan

    In April, one of the most iconic works from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Tower of Babel of Pieter Bruegel, travelled to Japan, a country fascinated with architecture and culture.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Francisca Cruz

    In this video, Francisca Cruz, curator of the Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch collection, gives a presentation on the surrealist artworks collected by the Pietzsch’es.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Claire Walsh

    In this video, Claire Walsh, curatorial assistant Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, gives a presentation on the collection of Gabrielle Keiller.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Dawn Ades

    In this video, Dawn Ades, Professor Emeritus, University of Essex, gives a presentation on the collection of Edward James.

  • Symposium ‘Mad About Surrealism’: Antony Penrose

    In this video, Antony Penrose, director of the Lee Miller archive and Penrose Collection, gives a very personal presentation on The Surrealist World of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose.

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13 series

  • The Future of Fashion is Now: Fashion and Art

    The video series The Future of Fashion is Now introduces six fashion talents who work on the cutting edge of fashion and art.

  • La La La Human Steps - Dance in Boijmans

    The major exhibition ‘La La La Human Steps’ in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen features a hundred works of art from the museum’s collection and are combined with beautiful choreographies and dance performances.

  • We Live Art - the Influence of Art

    The series 'We Live Art' shows portraits of people whose lives have been changed by art.

  • Sensory Spaces

    Artists are invited in Sensory Spaces to respond to the architectural qualities of the space, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise.

  • Design Column

    Every three months the Design Column focuses on a news item in the form of a small exhibition. This series offers portraits of the designers featured in the exhibition.

  • Dutch Profiles

    Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries focusing on well-known icons of Dutch design, such as Rem Koolhaas, Droog, Li Edelkoort, Hella Jongerius, HEMA, and Iris van Herpen.

  • Richness and Wealth

    Curators of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen discuss art works from their collection. Guest curator Anja Marbus shares extra tips and context in the theme Richness and Wealth.

  • Mad About Surrealism

    Video's about the exhibition Mad About Surrealism, on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Masterpieces by Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Miró… From the Collections of Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch.

  • Rotterdam Design Prize 2011

    The nominations for the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 were more diverse than ever before. In this series, we zoom in on the different designers.

  • Submarine Wharf - XXXL Painting

    Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw take over the Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam with their immense art works. In this dossier you'll discover more about their work.

  • Old News: History of Boijmans

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was not born yesterday. It has existed for 160 years. In Old News, we let the museum relive its history.

  • From ... With Love

    Museum staff and paintings often travel for work.

  • Paulo the Parrot - Boijmans Language and Numeracy Programme

    Paulo the Parrot lives in the museum and he knows his way around. But sometimes he has a surprising encounter with some art works..