blind and partially sighted

Multi-sensory tour for the blind and partially sighted visitors

Every month there is a free interactive tour for blind and partially sighted visitors. Original artworks may be touched during this tour. If this is not possible, for instance when the work is too vulnerable, we can bring the artworks to life with touch replicas, smells, music, literature and taste. Every month there is a new tour through a different part of the museum.

Scheduled free guided tours

Participation with the guided tour is free by showing a valid entrance form, on which the regular entrance fees apply. Per person one mentor may also enter the museum for free. You can make your reservation for the next guided tours via the programme page or by calling 040-238104.

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Special Guests guided tour on request

On request every group may book the guided tour for blind and partially sighted visitors. The tour is also available for deafblind visitors. The guided tour takes two hours. Please contact reserveringen@vanabbemuseum.nl or 040-2381042 for more information. 

Costs guided tours

Tuesday untill Friday from 11 – 17.00€ 70,00 per group, excl. entrance
1st Thursday of the month 11 - 21.00€ 70,00 per group, excl. entrance
Saturday and Sunday€ 80,00 per group, excl. entrance 
Students to 18 years€ 7,50 per person, incl. entrance


TIK-TIK

In 2019 the Van Abbemuseum develops, together with blind designer Simon Dogger an indoor navigation app for blind visitors and to open up the museum in a multi sensory way.

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Art to touch: replicas that can be felt

Most works of art may not be touched, because they are too vulnerable or they have no relief at all. Visitors are able to look at a number of works with their hands during the Special Guests tours. There will be special replicas to feel and small reproductions of paintings and sculptures will be used during the Special Guests tours.

MuseumTV: The Van Abbemuseum through the eyes of Vincent Bijlo

MuseumTV has made a mini-documentary about the Van Abbemuseum through the eyes of Vincent Bijlo. Inclusion is a broad term: how do you make a museumvisit or experience inclusive for people with a physical or visual impairment, for example? Instead of experiencing the museum with his sight, which is the primary way of experiencing a museum for most people, Vincent Bijlo experiences the collection at the Van Abbemuseum through his other senses.

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