Rotterdam City Council approves renovation plan
On 16 December 2021, Rotterdam City Council approved the definitive renovation plan for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The decision gives the green light for many of the envisioned improvements, while leaving the door open for the future realisation of the most ambitious version of the plan.
The costs are higher than for a basic renovation, but lower than for the most ambitious scenario. The plan will deliver a future-proof museum that is expected to open in 2029. An intensive survey carried out by the museum and the municipality has shown that the most ambitious renovation scenario, which the city council decided upon in 2018, is not feasible with the resources currently available, and that the land for a contemporary art pavilion and an east-west connection from the Westersingel to the Museumpark is not available.