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Museumcard

About the Museumcard

With the Museumcard you can visit over 400 museums in The Netherlands for free. Both registered museums (registrated at the branch association "Museum Vereniging") as well as other museums may accept the Museumcard.

Usually the Museumcard entitles you to a free visit. Occasionaly the museum will charge an additional small fee for special exhibits. This fee is the same for every visitor.
If you visit the museum as part of a group the museumcard is not applicable and you will still have to pay a (discounted) entrance fee as a group member.
Open air museums or small museums will usually be closed from October to March (wintertime).

The Museumcard is a personal card.
There is no family card, only a personal one.

If you register your card at www.museumkaart.nl/registratie (only in Dutch) and pay € 4,95 your card will also be ensured against theft or loss.

Purchasing process

Since February 2016 the procedure for buying a card is a two-step process. At the museum counter you buy a temporary card (see below) first. This temporary card is valid for one month.

AdultYouth

In the next step you need to validate this card within 31 days at the website museumkaart.nl/accountaanmaken (only in Dutch). After validation the actual card will be sent to you.
There are three types of cards instead of two, one for small children (up to and including 12 years of age), one for older children (from 13 to and including 18 years of age) and thirdly a card for adults.
Furthermore a picture will be required. This new card will look as shown below.

Prices in 2016

Museumcard adults € 59,90 (including € 4,95 for a first-time administration fee).
Museumcard youth up to and including 18 years of age € 32,45 (including € 4,95 administration fee).

Dutchmuseums.com has no ties to the 'Museumvereniging'.
For specific questions or remarks you can contact the Museumcard Helpdesk - Helpdesk Museumkaart
- Antwoordnummer 311
- 2900 VB Capelle a/d IJssel
- Telephone during office hours:
   0900-40 40 910 (35 ct per call)
- Free alternative number:
   0800-020 33 88
- E-mail: klantenservice@museumkaart.nl

National Museum Week 2016

The Museum Week is a yearly event in collaboration with 400 museums. Generally the Museum Week starts in the first weekend of April. Often all museums will be open and entrance is free for everyone (not just Museumcard holders) or you need to pay one euro. Most museums have special events such as presentations, tours or children quests.
Also see on Twitter: hashtag #mw2015 and hashtag #museumweekend.
Museumcard is not valid during Museum Week!

Museum Night (Museumnacht)

Various towns will have a Museum Night. There is no fixed night for all museums, each town will have its own date.
A special pass key will be sold in several participating museums a week in advance for around € 15,00. This will give you free admitance for all the participating museums for only that night. The price may be lower for advance bookings.
Museumcard is not valid during the Museum Night!

Amsterdam: 7 November 2015 from 19:00-02:00.
Twitter: n8news and #N8pro
Facebook: museumnacht
Flickr: museumnacht

Delft: 6 November 2015 from 20:00-01:00
Facebook: museumnachtdelft

Den Haag: 5 September 2015 from 20:00-01:30
Twitter: museumnachtDH
Facebook: museumnachtdenhaag

Leiden: 30 May 2015
Twitter :museumnachtLDN
Facebook :museumnacht-leiden

Rotterdam: No Museumnight held in 2015
Twitter: museumnachtrdam and #MN010
Facebook: rotterdamsemuseumnacht

Utrecht: Last one was in 2012
Twitter: museautrecht and #MNU13
Youtube: Youtube

Apps

Apps showing a barcode of your Museumcard will not be accepted. This is because the Museumcard is personal and this can not be checked using a mobile device.

New participants

The following museums accept the Museumcard since 1 July 2015:
- Herwijnen: Geofort
- Hoorn: Halve Maen
- IJmuiden: IJmuider Zee- en Havenmuseum
- Muiden: Pampus Fort Eiland
- Valkenswaard: Valkerij en Sigarenmakerij museum
- Vught: Kamp Vught

The following museums accept the Museumcard since 1 January 2016
- Alphen a/d Rijn: Archeon
- Amsterdam: Micropia
- Vaassen: Kasteel Cannenburch
- Dongen: Museum de Looierij
- 's-Heerenberg: Kasteel Huis Bergh
- Heeswijk-Dinther: Kasteel Heeswijk
- Nunspeet: Noord-Veluws Museum
- Nijkerk: Museum Nijkerk
- Noordwijk: Space Expo
- Etten-Leur: Jan Uten Houte

Selling Museumcard

To see the list of all the museums where you can buy the Museumcard click here (occasionally the Museumcard can be out of stock in a particular museum).


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