Press News Spring 2009
February 2009

Museum 160 years old

In 2009, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen celebrates its 160th anniversary. Since its foundation the museum has assembled one of the richest art collections in the Netherlands. The self-portrait by Fabritius, ‘The Cornfield’ by Ruisdael and ‘The Flight of Medea’ drawn by Rubens are just a few of the masterpieces that have been in the collection since the museum first opened its doors to the public on 3 July 1849. Since then the museum has welcomed more than 12.5 million visitors.

160 years Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
160 years Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen