As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, many museums at home and abroad are closed. The same applies to The Netherlands. But a lot of our fantastic museums opened their online doors for you. A selection from the virtual online offers from the museum world. Of course, you should visit the museums afterward in real life as well.
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The Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum offers 700,000 works of art online. Podcasts about special works of art can also be heard on the museum’s website and the Rijksmuseum app contains virtual tours of the museum. Check the website.
Walkthrough the Hall of Fame
You can also enjoy the Rijksmuseum from home! We will take you on a virtual tour of the Hall of Fame, with the most famous paintings.
Het museum mag dan dicht zijn, je kunt vanuit huis ook genieten onze collectie! Ga naar onze website en bekijk bijna 700.000 kunstwerken. 👨🏽🎨 Deze week nemen we je mee op een virtuele tour door het Rijksmuseum. Vandaag: de Eregalerij, met onze meest beroemde schilderijen. 🖼 Waar moeten we nog meer naar toe?
ℹ️ Blader door onze collectie: http://rijksmuseum.nl/rijksstudio/
Geplaatst door Rijksmuseum op Maandag 16 maart 2020
Take a look inside the Anne Frank House – Amsterdam
You can also look around in the Anne Frank House online. And discover the Secret place where Anne Frank was hidden for more than two years during WWII where she wrote her diary.
Follow the link and click “get inside”
Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum provides tips for visiting the museum from home. For example, the collection is online, school lessons for primary and secondary education are available and content about Vincent van Gogh appears on the museum’s social media every day.
NEMO – Amsterdam: do experiments at home
Science Museum NEMO offers the possibility to conduct scientific experiments at home. For example, it has been described how energy can be obtained from lemons. Link: https://www.nemosciencemuseum.nl/en/explore/
Eye Film Museum – Amsterdam
Walk through the museum with an online tour guide. Language is Dutch. Follow this link.
Stay at home at Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam
Learn more about Chagall’s glorious paintings, discover how photographer Bertien van Manen delved into different communities and get to know the brand new exhibition of Nam June Paik … from your sofa!
The Stedelijk Museum presents Stay at Home Stedelijk, with a mini-documentary, video about the collection, podcasts and audio tours on Facebook and YouTube every day at 4 pm. As a bonus, the Stedelijk takes everyone on a weekly tour via Instagram.
Scheepvaartmuseum – Amsterdam
The Maritime Museum in Amsterdam opens its doors online with online videos, podcasts, fun kids’ activities and much more.
Learn all about the global impact of melting ice and rising sea levels from the couch. Watch mini-lectures and listen to the ‘Ice cast’ podcast. Learn to tie knots or listen to the junior audio tour. Do you want to know how the Netherlands was formed into a maritime nation? Then visit the main gallery online. Which objects from the museum collection are most missed? Museum staff and fans tell about it!
Museum at Home by Zaans Museum – Zaandam
The Zaans Museum has a new annex: the Home Museum. You cannot visit the Zaans Museum in the near future, so the Zaans Museum will come to you. In the coming weeks, the museum will share the best workshops for children and adults, and the best stories about the museum collection.
All workshops and vlogs can be found on the Zaans Museum website. Language in Dutch and Chinese. Link: https://zaansmuseum.nl/thuismuseum/
Naturalis – Leiden: access to natural history collections
The Naturalis Biodiversity Museum offers access to the Dutch natural history collections via a BioPortal. The museum has an app in which a guided tour of the museum is given by biologist Freek Vonk. Check: https://www.naturalis.nl
Teylers Museum – Haarlem: tips against boredom for children
The oldest museum in the Netherlands has developed the Grandmasters app to take students into the world of grandmasters such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Rafaël. A digital picture book and coloring pictures are also among the tips of the museum to prevent children from getting bored.
On an adventure in the Teylers Museum for kids
From the painting De Pianoles, by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, a little cat comes to life: Brammetje. Brammetje takes you on an exciting adventure through the Teylers Museum. In the online picture book Beer is loose. Follow the link: https://www.teylersmuseum.nl/nl/bezoek-het-museum/scholen-kinderen-en-groepen/kinderen-en-families/beer-is-los/
Mauritshuis – Den Haag
Watch the Museum with your ears. The language is in Dutch but it will give you an idea about the fantastic collection and stories the museum is home too.
For Kids: Behind the walls of the Mauritshuis
Enter the Mauritshuis and discover what the museum looks like. Via a talking plate. In this way, your child will learn exactly what the museum does, who works there and much more. Target group: 4 to 8 years. Visit: http://praatplaat.mauritshuis.nl/
Kunstmuseum – Den Haag
The museum is closed, but has lot’s of their pieces online. Every day they highlight one of their beautiful highlights on Instagram and Facebook. From Vincent Van Gogh to Panamarenko. From Mondrian to Louise Bourgeois. And from beautiful Delft blue to the beautiful creations of Chanel.
They put the photography collection in the spotlight via Instagram and Facebook of The Hague Museum of Photography.
Curator of 19th-century art Frouke van Dijke gave a live tour through Breitner vs Israels on Wednesday 19 March. You can view it here.
The museum also has an app.https://www.kunstmuseum.nl/nl/museum/nieuws/de-kunstmuseum-audiotour-app
Dutch Railway Museum – Utrecht
Discover the world of rail from home! On the website of the Railway Museum you will find experiments to make your own circuit, a coloring page and construction kits to build trains with.
Miffy Museum – Utrecht
Who doesn’t know the famous Miffy. The museum is closed. However, their website offers nice reading material to already enjoy your planned visit.
Virtual Tour: the Silver Camera in Museum Hilversum
Wander in a virtual tour through stories big and small in the exhibition Silver Camera 2019. In Museum Hilversum you can see the best news photos of the Netherlands of the past year.
Review events that are still fresh in the memory. Such as the attack in the Utrecht tram, the farmers’ protests and the bonfires in Scheveningen. The Venezuelans who flee their country and Hurricane Idai also typify the news of the past year. The winner this year is Eddy van Wessel with his photo series Het Last Bolwerk about the fall of the last settlement of the Islamic State, Baghuz.
Flood museum – Ouddorp
It is the night of Saturday January 31 to Sunday February 1, 1953. Two days after full moon. In its predictions, KNMI speaks of a north-north-westerly storm with a wind force of 11 to 12 and “dangerously high water”. The tide of 5 am is also a spring tide (yaw). Still, many people think it will be easy. Wrongly. The dikes start to break from 3 am. 1836 people lost their lives in the flood disaster.
Do you want to know more about the disaster? Listen to eyewitnesses, special news reports and more on the website of the Watersnoodmuseum.
muZEEum – Vlissingen
The muZEEum takes you on a virtual tour, now that the muZEEum is closed to the public due to the corona virus. In four blocks you follow the tour from the cellars to the tower of the Lampsinshuis: Water, Work, Glory and Adventure. Language in Dutch. Link: https://www.muzeeum.nl/maak-een-virtuele-rondleiding-door-het-muzeeum
Voerman Museum – Hattem
The Voerman Museum Hattem is located in Hattem in two beautiful old mansions. You will be welcomed by our hospitable staff to get acquainted with the collection of paintings by Jan Voerman sr., Jan Voerman jr., Jo Koster and many others. History and archeology are also well represented.
With a virtual tour you can visit the Voerman Museum. The tour can also be done with VR glasses. Click on the icon at the bottom right of the screen.