Parking spots for people with mobility issues
There are two parking spots for visitors with mobility issues near the main entrance and two at the back entrance, at Stratumsedijk 2. Please note: because of road works, only the parking spots at Stratumsedijk are currently reachable.
For assistance, please call: +31 (0)40 238 10 20.
Wheelchairs and walkers
The Van Abbemuseum is well accessible with wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walkers. The museum has two wheelchairs for visitor use. You can reserve the wheelchairs by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free entrance for companion
Are you unable to independently navigate through the museum? If you are visiting the museum with a companion, he/she will not be required to pay the entrance fee.
The museum allowes service dogs fitted with a suitable harness.
Visitors can borrow folding chairs while visiting the museum. You can find these in the main entrance hall.
A loop system has been installed in the museum auditorium.
Customized guided tours
Thanks to our Unlimited van Abbe programme, the Van Abbemuseum offers customized tours on a monthly basis. These tours are free, exluding the entrance. Reservation is advised. These tours are accessible for everyone, but have extra or special information in order to be accessible for certain visitor groups. These visitor groups consist of: blind and partially sighted visitors, deaf and hard of hearing visitors, visitors with Alzheimer and their caretakers, and visitors with aphasia.
For more information about the Unlimited van Abbe programme, click here or contact Marleen Hartjes:
T: +31 (0)40 238 1034
For more information about the Unforgettable Van Abbe programme, click here or contact Hilde van der Heijden:
T: +31 (0)40 238 1008
If you have any specific needs outside of these tours, you can get in touch with our Reservations department. Our guides and teachers are very experienced, and we also work with interpreters and experience experts. Please contact Golda Maas to discuss the different options:
T: +31 (0)40 238 1042
It's also possible to visit the museum from a different location, with our museum robot. You can reserve this robot during regular opening hours. For more information, click here.
Directions public transport to Van Abbemuseum
Take bus 17 from Eindhoven Central Station and exit at bus stop Stadhuisplein. Cross the bicycle path and walk with the direction of the bus to the left. Pass the bridge until after 190 metres you've come to a crossing with traffic lights. Here, go to the left. To get to the traffic light, you have to cross the bicycle path again. When you've crossed the street, cross the bicycle path and walk onto the sidewalk. Right ahead of you is a low brick wall. Follow this wall for a few metres in the direction of the turn to the right until there's a broad groove in the pavement with two little poles in the middle. Walk this path for several metres and go to the right. Walk the stairs with 10 steps. Walk another few steps ahead and you'll be in front of the main entrance of the museum.
Note: the traffic lights in front of the Van Abbemuseum do not have ticking noises to help the visually impaired.
Directions from the museum to the bus stop
Walk out of the museum and take the stairs down. Go to the right and follow the path in the direction of the main road. At the end of the path is a low pole in the middle. Go to the right and follow the road across the bridge. On your left is another bicycle path. After about 120 metres there is a small building on your right for the underground garage. Walk some more metres ahead until you reach the ribbed tiles. Cross the bibycle path here. On your right is the bus stop. Be careful not to run into the information pole that is immediately on your right after crossing the bicycle path.