We are very happy to be able to welcome visitors to Rijksmuseum Boerhaave. 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.

We ask visitors to observe the following rules:

  • Although online reservations are no longer mandatory, we continue to work with time slots with a maximum capacity. Do you want to be assured of access to the museum? Then we advise you to buy a ticket online in advance to avoid disappointment at the museum entrance.
  • 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 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. Unfortunately the museum café is temporarily closed. The rest of the museum is open, as is the inner courtyard.
  • 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.

Limited number of tickets available per time slot

  • We still work with time slots with a maximum capacity and fixed starting time. There are a limited number of tickets available per day and per 15 minutes, taking into account an average stay of two hours in the museum.
  • Booking in advance is not required, but do you want to be assured of access to the museum? Then we advise you to book a ticket online to avoid disappointment at the museum entrance.
  • 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 shop has 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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