Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar

A trip to Museum Voorlinden promises an unforgettable experience. From the enchanting garden leading to the museum, you step into a serene sanctuary. Designed by landscape architect Piet Oudolf, the garden seamlessly integrates with the museum’s architecture, creating a harmonious interplay between indoors and outdoors. This natural oasis exudes a sense of tranquility and spontaneity, with each plant following its own life cycle without artificial intervention. Just like the rhythms of human life, the garden transitions through moments of blooming, dormancy, and decay, in an eternal cycle of renewal. As the seasons shift, the garden offers a fresh perspective, reflecting the dynamic energy of nature. This alignment with nature perfectly embodies the museum’s ethos of bridging humanity, nature, and architecture. Both the gardens and exhibition halls showcase contemporary artworks that captivate visitors from around the globe.


Situated within the picturesque Voorlinde estate in Wassenaar, just a stone’s throw away from The Hague, lies the Museum Voorlinden, a distinguished private institution. It proudly showcases the extensive art collection of Joop van Caldenborgh, renowned as the largest private art collection in the Netherlands. Spanning over 4,000 square meters, the museum boasts both permanent collection spaces and areas designated for rotating exhibitions. Crafted by the esteemed Kraaijvanger architecture firm, the museum’s architectural marvel took approximately three years to complete, culminating in its grand unveiling in September 2016, graced by the esteemed presence of King Willem-Alexander.


Below, you’ll discover details regarding the museum and its accessibility features. What stands out most? The “stimulus-free” visits organized on weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday morning, from 10 to 11, visitors have the opportunity to experience the museum with reduced sensory input. What does this entail? A limited number of attendees, a request to silence mobile devices, refrain from conversation, and to tread softly in socks. These sessions have garnered immense popularity, drawing increasing numbers of participants. For many, crowded or noisy environments can be discomforting. Thus, this initiative offers a serene opportunity to explore the museum’s collection and gardens with enhanced tranquility.




    • Opening: Everyday from 11:00 until 17:00.


      • Ticket price: Euro 19,50 per adult, Euro 8,50 per kids from 13 until 18 years old, free for kids up to 12 years old.


        • Address: Buurtweg 90, 2244 AG Wassenaar, The Netherlands.


          • Parking: accessible partking spaces at the parking P1, the closest to the museum. Access Aisles not highlighted/present.


            • Accessibility: accessible with a wheelchair / small mobility scooter / buggy / rollator as long as the aid is not wider than 90 cm. The ”Swimming Pool” of Leandro Elrich and “Open Ended” of Richard Serra are not accessible.


              • Entrance: automatic doors.


                • Toilets: accessible toilet with grab rails accessible for wheelchair users.


                  • Low stimulation-visits:every Saturday and Sunday morning, between 10 and 11, there is the Silence hour: only limited amount of visitors, phones on silet, limited conversations, and no shoes.


                    • Chaperone: if you can not visit the museum in autonomy, you can bring 1 companion for free.If there are not visible limitations, the museum could ask for a companion card or a statement from the doctor stating that the guidance is necessary.


                      • Rental: wheelchairs can be rented for the museum. Reservation is recommended by email (at


                        • Mobility scooters: accepted if they are maximum 90 cm wide.


                          • Balance bikes: not accepted.

                          Room in Museum Voorlinden