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Support the depot

Today, we are breaking new ground by building the world’s first and only public depot that will make an entire collection accessible to the public and safe for future generations. In 2020, the new 40 metre high Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen building will open right next to the museum. The urgent responsibility to safeguard the collection from unsafe depots, gives us the unique opportunity to create something entirely novel, in true Rotterdam spirit.

€9 million (75%) already raised

The Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot is financed through a mix of public and private funds. The costs for the building itself are already covered, thanks to a generous donation from De Verre Bergen Foundation. Our focus is now on creating a unique visitor experience, for which we need to raise €12 million in private donations. These monies will pay for a roof terrace, state-of-the-art interpretation systems, and an atrium with floating glass vitrine filled with art: a dazzling experience for every visitor. Nine million euros, or 75 per cent, has already been raised. To realise our plans for fitting out the building, we need to raise €3 million. This sum will enable us to create, among other things, four restoration studios, a film theatre and the roof terrace with seventy-five birch trees. We are also attempting to raise an additional €5 million for the endowment, which will support the care of the collection, educational programmes and new acquisitions.

Join us in co-creating the future

With your support, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen will be much more than an iconic building that stores wonderful collections. We can make it a transformative experience – a mirror to our souls.

Become a Founding Pioneer

During this exciting period of creating the first-ever public depot, you have the opportunity for your campaign support to be memorialized in a lasting way. Donors who pledge $50,000 or more will be honored as Founding Pioneers, with long-term recognition in a special area of the lobby.

Name a Space in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

The depot facility boasts high-visibility, high-use spaces that bring unique opportunities for long-term donor recognition through naming. Capital naming opportunities begin at $75,000.

Make an Endowed Gift

Endowed funds are among the most lasting contributions, as they create a meaningful annual income stream that benefits our institution in perpetuity. You can choose to designate your fund for a specific purpose, such as collection care, education or art purchases, as agreed between you and the museum.

If you don’t live in the NL, but wish to give to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and save you taxes, you might be able to do so. If you are a corporation or foundation, you might want to directly give to the Museum in the Netherlands. We are here to help you!

To learn more about actively participating in this Campaign, giving opportunities or to discuss your gift intention, contact:

Minke van Hooff, Director of Development and the Museum Endowment.
T: +31 (0)10 44.19.478; E:

Tax-efficient giving from the US

If you are a US resident, we partnered with the King Baudouin Foundations United States (KBFUS), a tax-exempt charity with 501 (c)(3) status, to optimize your tax-efficient giving. Our Museum is registered with KBFUS as ‘the American Friends of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen’.

For gifts by credit card:  Visit ‘the American Friends of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen’ webpage to give online.

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, add in the memo section “American Friends of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen”, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

For gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.

To create a donor advised fund, if you wish to support the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen on a regular basis:  contact KBFUS.  To learn more, read about A Donor-Advised Fund at KBFUS – Brief Overview of How it Works. 

For questions please contact King Baudoin Foundation United States:
10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020
+1 (212) 713-7660


Want to know more or have any questions? Please feel free to contact us.

Minke van Hooff
Minke van Hooff Hoofd Relatiebeheer en filantropie
+31 (0)10 44.19.656