2016, 11-20 March
Maastricht, Netherlands

/ Museums



These museums in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France look forward to welcoming you as their guest. Show the leaflet for free admission for two between 10 and 30 March 2015. Please note that some museums are closed on Mondays, information on opening hours may be found on the museum's website.

Apart from museums, there is a range of cultural events that will take place at and during TEFAF. From concerts to lectures and exhibitions within the fair as well as in and around Maastricht, they provide the ideal way to entertain and be informed about the wider issues of the world of fine art. More information: www.tefaf.com/duringtefaf.

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum, AmsterdamThe Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a must-see. It is the most important museum of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Situated on Museumplein, where it first opened in 1895, the historic Stedelijk building has undergone extensive renovation, and a futuristic new wing has been added. Affectionately known as ‘the bathtub’ because of its smooth white exterior, the addition has been a huge hit with visitors since the museum reopened in 2012. The Stedelijk Museum is a landmark which, like Amsterdam itself, offers a fantastic mix of old and new, traditional and hip. Our collection contains extraordinary art by world-renowned artists, including a great many works by major twentieth-century Dutch artists. A visit to the Stedelijk takes you on a historical journey through the last 150 years of art. We can’t wait to share our collection with you.

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam
+31 20 573 2911

Teylers Museum, Haarlem

Teylers Museum, The Oval Room (1784), foto: Kees HagemanThe beautifully preserved Teylers Museum, which dates from the eighteenth century, is the Netherlands’ first and oldest museum.

Open to the public since 1784, it has welcomed generations of visitors and enabled them to discover the wonders of art and science. From machines that generate electricity to fossils that are millions of years old, magnificent books, coins and medals. Art lovers can enjoy world-famous prints and drawings by Rembrandt and Michelangelo. The building alone, with its splendid Oval Room, is worth a visit in its own right.

There is not a museum in the world that can rival its authentic eighteenth-century interior. All this was made possible by Pieter Teyler (1702-1778), who bequeathed his fortune for the promotion of art and science.

Spaarne 16
2011 CH Haarlem
+31 23 516 0960

Mauritshuis, The Hague

Maurtishuis, The HagueThe Mauritshuis displays some of the greatest masterpieces of Dutch painting of the Golden Age.

The world-renowned collection includes works as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius and The Bull by Paulus Potter, which are on permanent display in the intimate museum rooms of the magnificent seventeenth-century house in the heart of The Hague.

More than two hundred of the best works by Dutch and Flemish masters hang in the classical interior, whose silk wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers and monumental painted ceilings create a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere. Interiors by Jan Steen, landscapes by Salomon van Ruysdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte and portraits by Rubens present a rich and varied overview of seventeenth-century painting. The Mauritshuis also stages a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions in the new Royal Dutch Shell Wing, reached through the bright underground foyer with its brasserie and well-stocked museum shop.

Plein 29
2511 CS Den Haag
+31 70 302 3456

Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Centraal Museum, Utrecht, foto: Vincent ZedeliusThe Centraal Museum Utrecht houses the most important collection of Utrecht old master paintings, including works by the Utrecht Caravaggisti. During TEFAF the museum is staging Pleasure & Piety, the first monographic exhibition on Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638).

This sublime colourist and fabulous storyteller painted mythological and religious scenes with equal ease, and on a scale ranging from the grand to the minute. His works on copper are exquisitely painted gems. His biblical compositions are strikingly sensitive, while his mythological works are witty and good-humoured, with gods and goddesses at play or at war. His portrayals of Mars and Venus are so risqué that some were censored or hidden from view. Pleasure & Piety shows the full range of Wtewael’s work, with some forty paintings and a dozen drawings from European and American museums and private collections.  
Pleasure & Piety is a collaboration between the Centraal Museum Utrecht, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation/Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Nicolaaskerkhof 10
3512 XC Utrecht
+ 31 30 236 2362


Suermondt Ludwig Museum

Suermondt Ludwig MuseumThe Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, located in a nineteenth-century Venetian-style mansion, houses the largest and most important collection of old master paintings, sculpture and applied arts in the area around Maastricht.
The museum takes its name from one of the most famous nineteenth-century collectors, Barthold Suermondt, and Irene and Peter Ludwig, his twentieth-century counterparts.

There are many highlights in the collection, ranging from a superb early fourteenth-century limestone sculpture from Paris, part of one of the largest sculpture collections in Germany, major paintings by Lucas Cranach, Joos van Cleve and Hans von Aachen and superb pictures by Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Zurbaran, to work by Max Liebermann, Otto Dix and Max Beckmann.

Wilhelmstraße 18
52070 Aachen
+49 241 47980-40 

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Taking a contemporary view, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf explores the diverse facets of Günther Uecker’s extensive oeuvre. The Uecker exhibition will run from 7 February to 10 May 2015 in the K20 am Grabbeplatz. A selection of individual work ensembles provides insight into Uecker’s dynamism, his metamorphosis of language into imagery, his global orientation, and his relentless activity since the era of the ZERO Group. The exhibition will feature selections from pivotal works such as the Terror Orchestra, the Letter to Peking, the Wounding Words, and a Sandmill. Visitors will also encounter Uecker’s nail reliefs, which represent snapshots of his artistic sensibility.
A new edition of the Uecker newspaper (1968-83) allows young art-historians from around the world to have their say. This publication will be available free of charge, and can also be read online

Grabbeplatz 5
40213 Düsseldorf
+49 211 83 81 204

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Museum KunstpalastThe Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast is a public-private partnership between the City of Düsseldorf, E.ON AG and METRO GROUP. The Museum, situated in the heart of the city, was redesigned by Oswald Mathias Ungers and reopened in 2001. The collections include the Gallery of Paintings with the acclaimed Rubens Gallery, the Department of Prints and Drawings with more than 80,000 works, the Sculpture Collection, the Department of Modern Art and Glasmuseum Hentrich, which with over 10,000 works houses the most comprehensive glass collection in Europe. Since its re-opening the museum has achieved international fame with numerous exhibitions, including Andy Warhol, Caravaggio, Düsseldorf School of Painting, El Greco and Modernism and Andreas Gursky.

Ehrenhof 4-5
40479 Düsseldorf
+49 211 56642100


Museum and gardens van Buuren, Brussels

Interior of Museum and gardens van Buuren, BrusselsBuilt in 1928, the house of the Dutch patrons of the arts, David and Alice van Buuren, is typical of the Amsterdam School with its red bricks and pitched roofs.

The interior, a masterpiece of Art Deco style, has remained untouched since 1929. Exotic woods were used, and rare furniture (studio Dominique), carpets, stained-glass windows, sculptures and an exceptional collection of paintings are still in their original places in this intimate setting. The gardens are a masterpiece of landscaping.

41 avenue Léo Errera
1180 Brussels
+32 2 343 48 51


Musee d'Ixelles, Brussels

Musee d'Ixelles, BrusselsThe Musée d’Ixelles has been presenting an important collection of art to the public since 1892.
Consisting mainly of paintings, sculptures and drawings, along with posters and photographs, the collection includes masterpieces that attest to its international reputation. The museum's collection includes a fine selection of Belgian art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as some pieces of classical art. With more than 10,000 works, an exhibition area of 2,000 m2 and a library, the Museum is the envy of many national museums.

The museum was founded as a result of a significant donation of artwork made by the painter and collector Edmond De Pratere (1826-1888). A disused slaughterhouse was chosen and converted to suit its new function.

71, rue Jean Van Volsem
1050 Brussels
+32 2 515 64 21

Maison Particulière Art Centre, Brussels

Maison Particulière Art Centre, BrusselsMaison Particulière is a non-profit art centre created in 2011 on the initiative of two art collectors, Myriam and Amaury de Solages. Their objective is to show works of art from private collections in a unique setting that reinvents the interior space of a private residence, thus creating a novel approach to exhibiting art. Maison Particulière is created out of their profound desire to share their joy of living among ancient and modern works of arts. Theirs is a creative project on a human scale, which gives them myriad options for expressing their boundless love of art, in a residence open to the public without previous appointment.

Rue du Châtelain 49
1050 Brussels
+32 2 649 81 78

WIELS Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brussels

The Wiels Contemporary Art Centre is staging ‘Body Talk’ from 2 February until early May 2015.
The proposals by the six artists who have been approached can be seen as ways of rediscovering, reintegrating and reincarnating the body; the media of contemporary art—performance, photography, video, film—are among the many solutions, bringing together artists from North, Sub-Saharan and South Africa. They strive to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work by six African women—artists whose bodies serve as tools, models, supports, subjects or objects.

Av. Van Volxem 354
1190 Brussels
+32 2 340 00 53

Museum Rubenshuis, Antwerp

Museum Rubenshuis, AntwerpRubens and his family lived in this palatial setting for more than a quarter of a century. It was here that the artist did the lion’s share of his work, entertained Europe’s nobility and royalty and kept his impressive art collection in a beautiful art cabinet. The charming garden, the artist’s workshop and the fabulous collection attract visitors from all over the world.

Rubens reveals his true self in this house, for he personally designed the most important parts of this palazzo on the River Scheldt. You will discover a collection of splendid works by Rubens, his fellow artists and contemporaries.

Wapper 9-11
2000 Antwerp
+32 3 201 15 55

Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp

The Museum Plantin-Moretus is a unique book lover's paradise. It is just as if, after 440 years, the working day is about to begin for the type-founders, compositors, printers and proof-readers in this world famous printing establishment. The oldest printing presses in the world are there, intact and ready to roll. The offices and shop echo with conversations between Christoffel Plantin and aristocratic and scholarly clients from all over the world. The museum contains a superb collection of old drawings and prints by Antwerp masters from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the building and the walled garden are oases of peace.

Vrijdagmarkt 22
2000 Antwerp
+ 32 3 221 14 50

Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

Museum Mayer van den Bergh, AntwerpMuseum Mayer van den Bergh (Antwerp) houses an exquisite art collection, brought together by one man, Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858-1901). He was primarily interested in Netherlandish art from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with a special interest in Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Two of his masterpieces, Mad Meg and Twelve Proverbs, are part of the collection. After Mayer van den Bergh’s death, his mother, Henriëtte van den Bergh, established this museum to house the works of art he had collected during his lifetime. The paintings, sculptures, tapestries, drawings, stained-glass windows and much more have found their place for posterity in this museum with its homely interior and adapted historical style.

Lange Gasthuisstraat 19
2000 Antwerp
+32 3 338 81 88

Rockox House Museum, Antwerp

Rockox House Museum, AntwerpThe Golden Cabinet: Royal Museum at the Rockox House. During the latter part of the sixteenth century and the early part of the seventeenth, Antwerp enjoyed an especially favourable artistic and economic climate. Many patricians and merchants built up magnificent collections of art.
Visitors will be able to see what an Antwerp art collection must have looked like in the Golden Age. More particularly, the residence of burgomaster and patron Nicolaas Rockox (1560–1640) is being transformed into a luxurious art cabinet with masterpieces from Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts (closed for renovation) and the most important works from the Rockox House itself. On display will be a range of fine paintings by such masters as Van der Weyden, Memling, Van Eyck, Rubens and Van Dyck.

Keizerstraat 12
2000 Antwerp
+32 3 201 92 85


Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

Musée Jacquemart-André, ParisGreat masterpieces in a splendid Parisian mansion. Open all year round, the Jacquemart-André Museum takes you on an artistic journey to the heart of dazzling and intact collections amassed by Édouard André and Nélie Jacquemart. Come and discover exceptional works by great masters such as Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Jacob Van Ruysdael, masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance by Botticcelli, Perugino and Mantegna and works from the eighteenth century by Nattier, Fragonard and David. From 27 March to 20 July 2015, the Jacquemart-André Museum is staging an exhibition entitled ‘From Giotto to Caravaggio: The Passions of Roberto Longhi’.

158 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
+33 1 45 62 11 59

Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris

Fondation Custodia, ParisThe Fondation Custodia is home to one of the world’s largest private collections of old master drawings. A wide range of works on paper dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century can be consulted here. Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens and Rembrandt are among the renowned artists represented in the collection put together by Frits Lugt over the course of the twentieth century, which continues to be enriched today by the Fondation’s current director, Ger Luijten. Between 21 March and 21 June 2015, the Fondation Custodia is delighted to present a selection of the exceptional ensemble of drawings by Italian Renaissance masters from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. The public will have the chance to admire more than ninety masterpieces from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

121 Rue de Lille
75007 Paris
+33 1 47 05 75 19