Unlimited Van Abbe

Special Guests: the programme where the main focus is on the visitor. The Van Abbemuseum is accessible for anyone who is curious, whether you are blind or visually impaired, deaf or aurally impaired. Even if you are confined to bed, the museum will come to you. Unlimited Van Abbe.

Experiencing the museum and the artworks with all senses is not only an additional value to these target groups with special needs, but also provides a special contribution to the museum experience of every visitor.

Since its launch in October 2014 recurring events are planned every month and there have been several changes to improve the accessibility of the museum. In addition to that, the Special Guests programme keeps developing and improving itself, always in close cooperation with the target groups and interest groups.

Several Special Guests Programs

You can find more information about the Special Guests target audience

Take a sensory break

Museum visit with robot

Special Guests app

Other projects

Sharing knowledge


Special Guests experience - submitted letter

"I feel a strong affinity with this painting. It touches me, because I see myself in it." George Kabel is artist and philosopher and became blind later in his life. He regularly takes part in our Special Guests tours. After the tour where the paiting Untitled (Wroblewski) (2005) by Wilhelm Sasnal was discussed, he wrote this letter (in Dutch).


The Special Guests programme is sponsored by members of the BankGiro Loterij. With this contribution the programme coordinator started in April 2014 with the preparations for theSpecial Guests programme that was launched in October 2014. 


For questions you can contact Marleen Hartjes, coordinator of the Special Guests programme. / +31(0)6 28793077