In 1849 the city of Rotterdam inherits the art collection of lawyer and art collector Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans. In 1958 the museum, called 'Museum Boijmans' acquires the collection of businessman Daniël George Van Beuningen and the museum changes its name to 'Museum Boijmans van Beuningen'.

Although the museum houses works of the old Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, van Brueghel the Elder and Van Gogh, as well as other European masters such as Dali, Cézanne and Monet, contemporary art and artifacts can be seen here. The collection of drawings and etchings ranging from the Middle Ages till today is very comprehensive and is regarded as one of the largest in the world.
The Boijmans van Beuningen Museum is located at the 'Museumpark' (Museum Parc), close to the center of Rotterdam. The Museumpark is also the location of the 'Kunsthal' and the 'Natural History Museum'.
Where is the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum ?
Contact information
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 10 44 19 400
'The Owl's Nest' by Jheronimus Bosch ca. 1505