Centraal Museum

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Agnietenstraat 1
3512 XA Utrecht
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The Centraal Museum is your gateway to art and culture from the world of Utrecht. From Rietveld to the Utrecht Caravaggists, from Dick Bruna to Moesman and from Viktor & Rolf to the centuries-old Utrecht ship. A museum which leaves you inspired time after time. The museum has been housed in this medieval cloister on the Nicolaaskerkhof since 1921 and currently consists of an eclectic collection of buildings with a large courtyard at their centre. It’s a lovely place to wander through hallways and stairwells, and where you can be surprised by the various exhibitions.

Collection
The museum has the largest collection of Rietveld pieces in the world, and shows the work of the world-famous Dick Bruna. The collection of old art is also worthwhile with work from Jan van Scorel, Abraham Bloemaert and Hendrick ten Brugghen. Besides the work of those Dutch icons, the Centraal Museum provides a broad overview of 2.000 years turbulent history, is also the ‘present’ a central theme with current fashion, design and visual art are high on the agenda.

Studio Dick Bruna
A special part of the Central Museum is the studio of Dick Bruna, one of the Netherlands’ most famous illustrators and graphic designers. For the last 30 years of his career, he worked at his studio in the centre of Utrecht daily. This was where he created his illustrations and stories, surrounded by personal memories, photos of memorable encounters, gifts from fans and letters from fellow artists. 

Online tickets
Skip the queue and order your tickets online. You will receive your ticket by email and showing it on your smartphone at the entrance of the museum is sufficient. Order your tickets here.

Opening hours

  • every Mondayclosed
  • every Tuesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Fridayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Sundayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every first Thursday of the month, the Centraal Museum is open until 9pm. Closed every Monday, Kingsday (27 April), 25 December and 1 January.

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Accessibility

Accessibility The Centraal Museum has special facilities for disabled visitors. You can count on assistance from the staff members if necessary. Visitors with a visual impairment At the moment, there are no special facilities for blind and visually impaired visitors. Wheelchair users and visitors who have difficulty walking The Centraal Museum has a special route for wheelchair users and visitors with prams. You will receive a copy of it from the ticket desk. There are a few doors that are difficult for wheelchair and rollator users. Consequently, you might want to bring a companion when you visit. Admission is free for this companion. Visitors with a hearing impairment The Centraal Museum offers hearing impaired visitors the opportunity to use an induction loop during lectures and presentations. To reserve the device for the induction loop, please phone +31 (0)30 236 2368. Visitors with a guide dogs The museum is accessible to visitors with an assistance dog provided the dog has a harness.