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Frequently asked questions

Museum Voorlinden temporarily closed 

Is Voorlinden open?
In line with the national policy on the coronavirus, museum Voorlinden is closed until further notice. Follow the reports on our website about the duration of the closure.

When will Voorlinden re-open?
This national policy is currently planned to remain in force until 28 April. In the week before 28 April, the government will decide whether to extend these measures.

I have already booked a ticket for the museum, a tour or an event. What to do now?
All our tours and events are cancelled for the time being. We understand that this is inconvenient for our visitors. Have you booked a ticket for the museum, a tour or an event in the period up to 1 June? You are expected to receive your money back within two weeks. You will receive further information about this.

Is the restaurant open?
In line with the national policy on the coronavirus, the restaurant is closed until further notice. Follow the reports on our website about the duration of the closure.

Is the estate open?
Please note: from Friday 10 April to Monday 13 April the estate is closed to the public in accordance with the municipality.

The estate of Voorlinden is open to the public. There is no need to buy an entrance ticket. However, you should follow the national guidelines during your visit: choose a quiet moment, avoid crowded places, keep your distance and stay at home if you or someone in your family has a fever or cold. Dogs are only allowed on a leash.

Will the dates of the current exhibitions be changed?
The retrospective exhibition of Antony Gormley’s work, which was scheduled for this summer, will be postponed until the spring of 2021. The exhibition of Alex Katz, which was originally planned for that moment, is postponed until 2022. As soon as it is clear when Voorlinden can be reopened and under what conditions, we will announce our further programming.

Your visit

What are the opening hours?
Museum Voorlinden is open 365 days a year – also on Sundays and holidays. The museum is open from 11.00 to 17.00 hours. The restaurant is open from 10.30 to 18.00 hours.

Is the Museumcard valid at museum Voorlinden?
The Museumcard is not valid. Museum Voorlinden runs entirely on the incomes from ticket sales, the restaurant and the museum shop. The museum does not receive any form of subsidy. We want to offer our visitors a high-quality international exhibition programme. In order to be able to finance this, we need the full entrance fees. We cannot join the Museumkaart Foundation because in that case we would receive a too limited share of the ticket fees through this foundation.

Do you recommend buying tickets online prior to a visit?
When you buy tickets online, you can skip the line of the cash desk. However, it is not necessary to buy your tickets in advance. Especially on weekdays, waiting times are short and you can easily buy a ticket at the cash desk.

Can I make a reservation in the restaurant?
We accept reservations for groups of eight people or more. Please book at least two working days in advance via restaurant@voorlinden.nl. Are you coming with a smaller group? Feel free to walk in: most of the time we have tables available.

Can I regularly sit on a bench during my visit?
Where possible, benches have been placed in the exhibition rooms to provide our visitors with a resting place. You can also take a seat on our comfortable green benches at the back of the museum, which overlook the estate.

Can I take my bag to the museum?
Due to the safety of the art works, it is not permitted to take a bag with you in the exhibition spaces. In the cloakroom of the museum there are many free lockers available for the safe storage of your belongings.


How do I get to museum Voorlinden?
Museum Voorlinden is accessible by car and public transport. Check all directions here. From the exit on the highway, the route is indicated by green signs.

What are the parking facilities on the Voorlinden estate?
Museum Voorlinden has a large number of free parking spaces. There are two parking spaces on the estate: P1 and P2. P1 is closest to the museum and the restaurant. There are also five disabled parking spaces.

Are there facilities for disabled persons?
The museum and restaurant are easily accessible by wheelchair. There are also plenty of wheelchairs on loan. These are free of charge and can be reserved in advance. Disabled parking spaces are available at P1.
Everyone must be able to show a valid admission ticket. Visitors who are unable to navigate their way through the museum independently, can bring a care-giver for free on presentation of a care-giver pass or letter signed by a family doctor or specialist. Read more.

As a disabled person, can I get to the main entrance of the museum by car?
Museum Voorlinden is located in a protected nature reserve. Cars are not allowed to enter all parts of the nature reserve. At the nearest car park (P1) there are five disabled parking spaces. We also free wheelchairs available, which can be reserved in advance. Read more.

Do you come to the museum alone as a disabled person? Please contact us at info@voorlinden.nl. We will be happy to think along with you.

Tours and events

Can I join guided tours in the museum?
We kindly invite you to book a guided tour. A professional private guide will be happy to tell you about the museum and its exhibitions. Click here for more information and book it directly. You can also join the stap-in-tour every Saturday and Sunday at 13.00 and 14.30 hours. The first one will take you along to the solo exhibition of the moment; the second one will tell you more about our Highlights. Tickets are €5.00 (excluding museum ticket). Mail to tour@voorlinden.nl to reserve a spot or come to the cash desk on the day itself to sign up for the tour. Please note that the stap-in-tour will be in Dutch. There is no audio guide available. It is not allowed to organize self-guided tours.

Can I rent rooms and organize events at museum Voorlinden?
It is possible to rent rooms in the restaurant and in the museum, both during and outside opening hours. For more information about the possibilities and prices, please contact us at event@voorlinden.nl.

How can I visit sculpture garden Clingenbosch?
Sculpture garden Clingenbosch is situated on the Clingenbosch estate, a stone’s throw away from museum Voorlinden. The sculpture garden can only be visited with a guide. Guided tours take place every Thursday from May to October from 15.00 to 18.00 hours. Tickets cost €25.00 per person.

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Can I buy gift tickets?
Gift tickets can be purchased in two ways: via our online ticket system and at the museum’s entrance. Select the type and number of tickets in our online ticket system and select the option for a gift ticket in the next step. You can also buy gift tickets at the entrance of the museum. We’ll be happy to wrap them as a present.

Can I visit the library?
It is only possible to visit the library by appointment. Ask for the availability via info@voorlinden.nl.

How can I see the Twilight program on James Turrell’s Skyspace?
The Twilight program takes place outside the opening hours of our museum, during sunrise and sunset.
It is therefore only possible to attend this programme on occasion. Keep an eye on our website, newsletter and social media for future Twilight experiences.

On Facebook and Instagram Voorlinden shows an artwork a day. However, I did not see all these works during my visit to the museum. How is that possible?Every morning we show an artwork from the collection of museum Voorlinden on Facebook and Instagram. This is how we provide you with your daily dose of art. The collection of museum Voorlinden is much larger than we can show in the museum. Of course we also want to give the works of art that are not currently on display the attention they deserve. That is why we also show these works on our social media.

Can I bring my dog to Voorlinden?
With the exception of registered service dogs, animals are not permitted in the museum. On the estate, dogs must be leashed to protect the game and birds. Please do not leave your dog unattended when visiting the museum or the restaurant.

I would like to film or photograph in museum Voorlinden. Is that possible?
For questions about recordings in the museum, please visit our press page or mail to press@voorlinden.nl.

Is your question not listed? Please contact us at info@voorlinden.nl.