Museum open again from Monday 1 June, 2020

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We are very happy to be able to welcome visitors to Rijksmuseum Boerhaave again from Monday 1 June 2020. We will take the best possible measures to ensure everyone’s  safety. That is why we follow the guidelines issued by the national government, the RIVM (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment)  and the Museumvereniging (Dutch Museums Association). 

Special COVID-19 rules in our museum in a nutshell: 

  1. Observe 1.5 metres social distancing.
  2. Follow the route specified.
  3. Wash your hands regularly.
  4. Sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  5. Use contactless payment only.

When the museum re-opens we ask visitors to observe the following rules:

  • From 1 June the museum can only be visited with pre-purchased tickets with time slots. This way we can guarantee there will be no more than a hundred visitors in the museum at any one time and that visitors are spread evenly.
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms. The museum welcomes you if you and the other members of your household have been free of symptoms for at least 24 hours. 
  • The museum café and the museum shop will only accept contactless payment.
  • The MakerStudio and the exhibition Playing with Mathematics will remain closed for the time being as it is impossible as yet to ensure the 1.5 metres social distancing rule. The rest of the museum is open, as is the inner courtyard.
  • Photography and filming is not permitted until further notice.
  • For the time being we will not schedule any lectures, childrens’ workshops or tours. Nor will we be receiving any school groups or after school care groups temporarily.

Admission with tickets purchased online only

  • Admission is only possible with a ticket that has been pre-purchased online. The ticket admits you to the museum at a specific date and for a specific time slot (with a fixed starting time).
  • We regret it will not be possible to visit the museum without prior online booking.
  • You can buy your tickets online.

Ensuring 1.5 metres social distancing 

  • Floor graphics will guide visitors through the museum to ensure sufficient space for a safe visit. Usually this means a one-way route.
  • The museum café and the museum shop have been re-organized so that visitors can use the facilities at a safe distance from each other.
  • Everyone in the museum – visitors and staff – is requested to observe 1.5 metres social distancing.
  • Our security staff colleagues will help remind visitors to observe 1.5 metres social distancing if necessary. 

Extra cleaning rounds

  • The museum staff will clean surfaces such as handrails, door handles and interactive games even more frequently. The toilets will also be cleaned several times a day.
  • Disinfectant will be available to visitors at designated spots in the museum.

Please always follow the instructions of museum staff members.

We will keep an eye on developments and will regularly update these guidelines. 

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