The first art depot accessible to visitors can be found in Rotterdam. A guided tour or route through the depot Boijmans van Beuningen gives a unique look behind the scenes. The artworks arrive here, are stored, or made ready to be exhibited again. It is highly recommended to take a guided tour and learn more about the management and maintenance of famous art collections.
The art collection
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen’s works are stored in the depot during the renovation. A museum usually shows only a very limited part of the art collection. The depot offers visitors the chance to admire more than 151,000 works of art. To protect the collection, some rooms can only be visited with a guide. In storage the temperature, lighting and humidity are closely monitored to prevent damage to the art.
Both inside and on the outside, this building is an icon for Rotterdam. The mirrors on the outside show a spectacular view of the surroundings and are also reflected in the interior. Floating display cases with artworks and objects are placed throughout the building.
Rooftop terrace with great views
The stairs that zigzag their way through the depot take you to the sixth floor where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. You will see the city as you have never seen it before. This makes the depot an incredibly suitable location to take pictures. If you look closely, you might see Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre and Mainport by Inntel Hotels.
Stay overnight in Rotterdam
Combine a visit to the Boijmans van Beuningen depot with an overnight stay in Rotterdam. Enjoy all the impressions and discover the other highlights of the city as well.