museum visit with robot

Please note: Unfortunately the museum robot will out of service until January 2022.


When you don’t have the possibility to visit the museum physically, you can still view the collection presentation with the help of our museum robot. This remote controllable robot makes it possible to experience the museum and its artworks from home. The robot can be used by everyone, including visitors who live in another country. It might also be useful for school classes that want to experience the museum during class without actually having to leave the school.

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For controlling the museumrobot, you need the following: 

  • Laptop or PC
  • A good internet connection (preferably wired or a stable WIFI network)
  • A museumrobot reservation for a specific time (made at least 6 days in advance and confirmed by the museum)
  • Operating software (you can download this via the link in the confirmation e-mail that you will receive once the reservation has been confirmed by the museum)

NOTE: there are some problems with macOS Catalina. Please read these instructions.


The museumrobot is part of the Unlimited Van Abbe-programme. The Van Abbemuseum wants to be accessible to every curious visitor, whether you are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing. Even if you are bedridden, the museum will come to you. Unlimited Van Abbe comprises monthly recurring activities for various groups, guided tours and several adjustments that improve the museum's accessibility. It is made possible by members of the VriendenLoterij.


For practical information about the reservation and operating of the robot, please contact Petra van Gerwen: or T: +31 6 22485912. For questions regarding the Unlimited Van Abbe programme, please contact coordinator Loes Janssen / +31(0) 40 238 1025.