The Van Abbemuseum is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. It was founded in 1936 by Henri van Abbe, a cigar manufacturer and art collector. The museum has a collection of over 3,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, installations, video art and photography. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, events and educational programs.
The Van Abbemuseum’s ticket price for the Van Abbemuseum is 15 euros for adults, 12 euros for students and seniors, and free for children under 18. You can also buy a museum card for 64.90 euros, which gives you unlimited access to over 400 museums in the Netherlands for a year. The museum also offers discounts for groups of 15 or more people.
The Van Abbemuseum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 17:00. The museum is closed on Mondays and some public holidays. You can check the website for the latest information on opening hours and closures.
The Van Abbemuseum is located in the city center of Eindhoven, near the central station. You can easily reach the museum by public transport, bike or car. There are several bus stops near the museum, as well as a bike parking area. If you come by car, you can park at the nearby Q-Park Heuvel or Q-Park Stadhuisplein.
Some tips for visiting the Van Abbemuseum are:
- Plan your visit ahead and check the website for the current exhibitions and events.
- Download the free app or borrow an audio guide at the entrance to learn more about the artworks and the museum history.
- Enjoy a coffee or a snack at the museum cafe or restaurant, which offer a view of the Dommel river and the sculpture garden.
- Visit the museum shop for souvenirs, books and art-related products.
The Van Abbemuseum offers guided tours for groups and individuals. You can book a tour online or at the ticket desk. The tours last about an hour and cover the highlights of the collection and the exhibitions. The tours are available in Dutch, English, German and French.
Some of the things to see at the Van Abbemuseum are:
- The old building, designed by architect A.J. Kropholler in 1936, which features a distinctive tower and a monumental staircase.
- The new building, designed by architect Abel Cahen in 2003, which connects to the old building by a bridge and has a transparent facade.
- The collection of works by prominent artists such as Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, El Lissitzky, Piet Mondrian and Joseph Beuys.
- The exhibitions of contemporary art by local and international artists, such as Yael Bartana, Marlene Dumas, Tala Madani and Ryan Gander.
Some of the prohibitions at the Van Abbemuseum are:
- No photography or filming without permission from the museum staff.
- No touching or leaning on the artworks or displays.
- No smoking or eating inside the museum.
- No pets allowed, except for guide dogs.
- No backpacks or large bags allowed in the exhibition rooms. You can store them in the lockers at the entrance.