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Friends of the museum

Fan of the museum? Become a member of our Friends Association!

Photo: Tom Doms

Loving the museum

Are you a fan of Van Abbemuseum? Become a member of the Friends Association of the Van Abbemuseum. With your membership contribution you'll support the museum. Moreover, you can participate in a variety of activities organized by the association and you'll benefit from various other Friends Association advantages. As a Friend:

  • You get free access to the museum
  • You are invited to various activities
  • You are welcome to join new openings and lectures
  • You receive the KwArts magazine 4 times a year
  • You receive the monthly newsletter
  • You receive 10% discount on museum publications

Friends lounge

Every second Saturday of the month the museum hosts a Friends Lounge. A social afternoon with like-minded people, interesting speakers and plenty of network possibilities. Guests are more than welcome. 

Guided tours

Want to know more about the artworks or the exhibitions? The curators of Van Abbemuseum take Friends on free guided tours through the museum.

Trips and excursions

Friends will frequently get together to visit other museums and attend various presentations about modern art. Trips abroad are also on the schedule: the Friends travel to the Venice Biennale in Italy or to Documenta in Kassel, Germany, for example. 

Practical information

An annual membership is € 41,50. A shared membership is € 60 a year for two people. Friends under 30 years old only pay € 17,50 a year. When you join half-way through the year, you'll only pay for the remaining 6 months.

Would you like to donate to the association as a private individual or company? Become a contributor for € 250 per year. You'll automatically become a Friend and receive 2 Friends passes for free entry to the Van Abbemuseum.

The Van Abbemuseum Friends Association is ANBI organisation (English: PBO). This means all donations are tax deductible. 

With your support, the Friends Association contributes to the Library Fund of the Van Abbemuseum, which is used to realise new purchases of the library.


Want to know more? Please send an email to or call us at 040 238 1032.
General information can be found here.


KwArts is the quarterly magazine of the Friends Van Abbemuseum. You can view the latest copy here.