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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

280 videos

  • Pure Rubens

    This video forms an introduction to the exhibition Pure Rubens. Curator Friso Lammertse tells us about the life and work of Peter Paul Rubens.


    For the fourteenth edition of Sensory Spaces, Latifa Echakhch creates a dramatic scene with clothes drenched in black ink. In this video the artist and the guest curator Nina Folkersma explain the work and process behind the installation.

  • Hot glue – Bertjan Pot

    The Dutch product designer Bertjan Pot is known for his idiosyncratic designs. For him, design is the search for a simple yet unique solution. He considers a design successful only if the materials and construction come together in a logical combination. His choices seem simple but are often unusual.

  • Gelatin: Vorm - Fellows - Attitude

    Gelatin is four artists who started working together in 1993. In this exhibition, Gelatin explores the disparate possibilities of what sculpture can be, disarming taboos that cause prejudice, discomfort, and fear. In this video we see an interview between curator Francesco Stocchi and the artists.

  • Joost Conijn on ‘Good evening to the people living in the camp.’

    An interview with artist Joost Conijn. Midst the construction of his new installation Conijn discusses his new video work ‘Good evening to the people living in het camp’.

  • Sensory Spaces 13 - Anne Hardy

    For Sensory Spaces 13 Anne Hardy (UK, 1970) will present a new FIELD work: she invites the visitor to enter a dream-like, animated world. In this video the artist and the guest curator Nina Folkersma explain the work and process behind the installation.

  • The Tower of Babel – back from Japan

    The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder is one of the highlights in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This painting and ninety other masterpieces were recently exhibited in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. It is interesting how differently people in Japan perceived this painting.

  • Change Makers - Arne Hendriks

    Arne Hendriks has been exploring the notion of downsizing for more than seven years. With his project The Incredible Shrinking Man, he is attempting to change ideas about growth and to encourage the notion that smaller is better.

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15 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..

  • Making Space for Lace

    In this vlog series lace correspondent Lotte Bloem takes the viewer behind the scenes of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to follow the re-assesment process closely.

  • Change makers

    From within the design world, there is a growing readiness to tackle the big systemic problems of our time: scarcity of raw materials, growing social inequality and increasing migration due to conflicts. For designers, these problems are not a threat but rather an opportunity to create something new. This series features seven interviews with ‘changemakers’; designers who adopt a critical stance and appeal for urgent change.