Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Jon F
    14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wait until the mani museum reopens
    The main museum is currently closed, but I suspect it will be outstanding when reopened. They currently have the 'depot' open. The building itself is spectacular. and worth looking at form the outside on a nice day. However, there are not many pieces pieces on display. The admission ticket includes a short interesting tour/discussion of storage of artifacts. However, tours are limited, and if you do not get there early you may find them unavailable, greatly reducing the value of the ticket
    Visited June 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Niyosha K
    Istanbul, Türkiye94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was perfect for Sunday afternoon
    It was a small museum and as I understand it is the warehouse of the main museum. You should not expect much to see the works. But be sure to take a private tour of the museum. An important point that you must note is that they do not accept cash in any way to buy tickets, and you must buy them online or with a credit card. And there is a discount for students.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 December 2023
  • dale_river
    New York City, New York628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience of art storage, conservation, and display in a cool building
    The Depot housing the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which is currently under renovation, is a truly unique repository of art (and I’ve been to zillions of museums). It’s well worth a visit if you’re in Rotterdam. We had doubts about coming here due to reviews that mentioned vertigo. However, the striking building has two big glass elevators—there’s no need to walk up scary stairs! In addition to the objects, there are videos, wall labels, glass windows into conservation labs, etc., that provide insight into the museum’s collection, storage, preservation, and display of artworks. Galleries on the upper floors present some of the greatest hits, including a Kusama mirrored room, and other works by world-class artists. The view from the rooftop is priceless! We're glad we bought inline tickets and didn’t miss this special place.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2024
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Herbert C
1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I was never an art enthusiast, so art museums have never been a must-see attraction for me. But I just have to rate the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, popularly called "The Pot" for its eye-catching architecture. The 40 metres high building is shaped like a bowl and covered with reflective plates, effectively mirroring the skyscrapers of Rotterdam onto its exterior surface. Its simple yet striking architecture was inspired by the €3.99 aluminium-colored stainless steel IKEA bowl, the Blanka Blank, which happened to be on the table as a sugar bowl during discussions about the proposed design for the building. Zoom in closely with your phone camera and you will even be able to take a photo of your own reflection on its gleaming surface. Located in the Museumpark area next to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, this art depot is the world's first publicly accessible art storage facility with more than 150,000 objects housed together, arranged in 14 storage compartments with 5 different climate zones. Though I did not enter its interior, purely from the architectural standpoint, I would give it a 5 star! Even without any sugar this time, the Pot has certainly added a sweetness to Rotterdam's already-impressive architectural credentials since its officiation in 2021.
Written 3 July 2024
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dale_river
New York City, NY628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Depot housing the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which is currently under renovation, is a truly unique repository of art (and I’ve been to zillions of museums). It’s well worth a visit if you’re in Rotterdam. We had doubts about coming here due to reviews that mentioned vertigo. However, the striking building has two big glass elevators—there’s no need to walk up scary stairs! In addition to the objects, there are videos, wall labels, glass windows into conservation labs, etc., that provide insight into the museum’s collection, storage, preservation, and display of artworks. Galleries on the upper floors present some of the greatest hits, including a Kusama mirrored room, and other works by world-class artists. The view from the rooftop is priceless! We're glad we bought inline tickets and didn’t miss this special place.
Written 16 May 2024
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Preben
Copenhagen, Denmark16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Not a very interesting collection, and I found it to be very overpriced. I think it took a lot off my experience that the entry process was so bad. We bought our tickets online in advance, but upon entering there is not really a ticket line or a clear way to go in and show your tickets, so it took a long time before I discovered the impolite ways of the other guests, and that it was just necessary to ‘use your elbows’ to get in. The staff was kind of rude, and there was a general feeling, that they were afraid we would steal something or misbehave. Which is a bit funny, because I don’t know what anybody would want to steel in there. Let’s be honest: this is not exactly The Louvre. But, as I mentioned, had the overall experience been better, I might have found the art in there more interesting. But I was in a foul mood during the whole visit
Written 9 March 2024
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Niyosha K
Istanbul, Türkiye94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It was a small museum and as I understand it is the warehouse of the main museum. You should not expect much to see the works. But be sure to take a private tour of the museum. An important point that you must note is that they do not accept cash in any way to buy tickets, and you must buy them online or with a credit card. And there is a discount for students.
Written 29 December 2023
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Jon F
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The main museum is currently closed, but I suspect it will be outstanding when reopened. They currently have the 'depot' open. The building itself is spectacular. and worth looking at form the outside on a nice day. However, there are not many pieces pieces on display. The admission ticket includes a short interesting tour/discussion of storage of artifacts. However, tours are limited, and if you do not get there early you may find them unavailable, greatly reducing the value of the ticket
Written 20 August 2023
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Tamas K
Budapest, Hungary38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Unbelievable, super cool, amazing, phenomenal, fantastic and incredible museum. The building itself worth the visit, but there's a view from the top and paintings suspended on glass so you can look at the back side too, which I never seen so far. Retina scanner door locks? Get outta here 😎
Written 13 June 2023
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,811 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Because of the renovation of the museum visitors can now look behind the scenes in the Depot. Over 6 floors you can walk along the galleries and peek through the windows to get an idea of the vast collection. There is also a very large completely empty hall. The emperor’s clothes? On the roof terrace drinks and snacks are served, nothing cheap there. For 20 euros ticket price the exhibition is grossly overpriced.
Written 29 May 2023
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duthoit a
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Fantastic experience, definitely get the guided tour. It is worth the extra expense. The whole site is fantastic.
Written 1 May 2023
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PopeOfNope
Rotterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
If you are interested in knowing more about how works of art are handled "behind the scenes" of a museum, this is the place to go. Informative and interactive, the Depot gives insight into everything you need to know apart from the art itself. Different ways of preserving, or even restoring pictures, but also deep insights into how the composition of the materials play a part. My personal highlight was a quick tour of different frames and what you can learn from the back of a painting!

And, even if all this doesn't excite or even interest you; I still recommend taking a walk towards and around the building. When you get there, you will see what I mean ;) Definitely worth the trip!
Written 1 May 2023
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Lla
Lisbon, Portugal4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Let's start with a positive note: the architecture is really good from the outside. And it is free of charge.
However, when you enter the building the impression changes. Ticket price was 20 euros. It is called a depot, but on each floor there is only little space where art is displayed. Two windows on each floor where you can see some artwork on shelves plus some display cases. The very few artworks that are displayed ranges from some 16/17. century jars to most modern ones. Information is only given via a separate app that you need to download. On one of the floors is a large room which was completely empty (this could have been a good space to actually display some of the artworks). Why this was left empty is inconceivable. On each of the floors were quite a few doors which were all closed (even the emergency exits were locked). On the last floor was a bistro (which I did not try out) and the roof terrace. Since they urged me to leave the jacket in the locker at the basement, it was to cold to stay outside for too long (in April). You get a better view from the Euromast anyway.
I recommend to stay outside and get some nice pictures of the building and the mirrored skyline and spend the money elsewhere.
Written 10 April 2023
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