The Dutch museums may open their doors definitively from 1 June, the cabinet announced Tuesday evening. An overview of a number of well-known museums and what you can see there.

Royal Museum of Antiquities

The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden opens June 1 with three new exhibitions. Visitors can then view the family exhibition Romans along the Rhine and the Glass and Textile exhibits from Egypt .

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Operation Night Watch, the investigation into The Night Watch, has resumed and visitors can watch the progress behind the glass. There are also various exhibitions, including Caraveggio-Bernini , which has been extended until September 13.

This is what a museum visit will look like

  • Visitors must purchase a ticket in advance and choose a time slot. Some museums have already opened their online cash registers
  • Walking routes have been made to ensure that a distance of 1.5 meters can be kept
  • Extra cleaning and hand gel is available


The Extra Large exhibition is on display in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam , a collection of 66 tapestries after designs by Picasso, Le Corbusier and Miro, among others.

The Stedelijk Museum

The day before the exhibition Nam June Paik - The Future is Now opened, the Stedelijk Museum had to close its doors. Made with the Tate Museum in London, the exhibition highlights the artistic career of video art pioneer Nam June Paik and can be admired in no fewer than sixteen halls.

world Press Photo

From 1 June, visitors to the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam can view the more than 150 winners of the World Press Photo 2020, including the World Press Photo of the Year and the winning films of the Digital Storytelling Contest. With an audio tour you can listen to the personal story of the photographers and journalists.

One of the nominated photos that can be seen in the Nieuwe Kerk. (photo courtesy: Tomek Kaczor)

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam hopes to welcome more Dutch people, now that tourists are temporarily unable to come. "You have plenty of time and space to enter the Secret Annex through the bookcase, where Anne Frank's growth marks and pictures on the wall of her hiding testify, as well as her diaries that can be seen in the diary room," says director Ronald Leopold.

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National Museum of World Cultures

The National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the Africa Museum in Berg en Dal and the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam will also open again from 1 June. In Leiden you can visit the exhibition A Sea of ​​Islands , which opened just before the museums had to temporarily close their doors. In the Africa Museum, the new exhibition can be viewed through the lens of - contemporary photographers from Africa .

Amsterdam Museum

The already opened exhibitions Amsterdam DNA and Amsterdam World - City will be on view from 1 July. The Bier en Vrouwen van Nieuw-West exhibitions will open from Friday 10 July .


The Hague Museum will also open its doors on June 1. The exhibition includes the George Stubbs - The Man, the Horse, the Obsession , which has been extended until August 30.

The Mauritshuis in The Hague. (photo: Ivo Hoekstra)

Front limes

Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar opens on June 1 with a new exhibition, Rendez-Vous . The meeting is central to this selection from the museum's own collection: between Voorlinden and its visitors, between art and the viewer and between artists and their works.

Groninger Museum

The exhibitions in the Groninger Museum are extended. Mondo Mendini would be on show until May 5, but has been extended until August 30, 2020. And yet the Martini - 75 years of liberation in Groningen can be seen until September 27, 2020.

Central Museum

The museum in Utrecht opens on June 1 with The Tears of Eros: Moesman, Surrealism and the Sexes. In this exhibition, the work of the Dutch surrealist Johannes Moesman (1909-1988) is placed in the context of international contemporaries.

The Centraal Museum in Utrecht. (photo: Google Streetview)

Art museum

The museum in The Hague has extended its previous exhibitions Breitner vs Israels and AR Penck . In addition, a fashion exhibition will open in the fall, details of which will be announced later.


The Jewelery! has been on display for some time in the Amsterdam Hermitage, but has been extended until autumn. It exhibits clothes and jewelery worn by high society at the Russian court in Saint Petersburg.