The Bonnefantenmuseum is a museum of old masters, modern art and contemporary art, with a changing selection of exhibitions and a variety of guided tours and fun children’s activities.


The museum’s permanent exhibits include the collection of mediaeval wood sculptures from the 13th to the 16th century. Besides, 17th-century paintings from the Netherlands are exhibited. You can see a.o. paintings by Peter Paul Rubens.

And as Limburg-promotors we want to emphasise the collection of artists who were either born or who worked in the province of Limburg in the years between approximately 1870 and 1970.

Bonnefanten museum (photo: Paul Mellaart)

Since end of the 1980’s a collection contemporary art is added to the museums collection. This collection is continuously expanded. The exhibition of this collection changes approximately twice a year.

Besides the permanent exhibitions, there are 10 to 15 temporary exhibitions per year.
For more detailed information on the current exhibitions, please visit the museum website.

4,000 m² exhibition space


The iconic museum builing is a splendid addition to the skyline of Maastricht. The remarkable 28m heigh tower can be seen from far away.

Central staircase (photo: Kim Zwarts)

The building is designed by the famous Italian architect Aldo Rossi. A striking feature is the use of daylight. For example the central staircase is actually a covered street, where you feel almost as if you were outdoors. On the second floor, the daylight interacts with the works of art.

You can enter the building through the main entrance on the Avenue Céramique, but it is also possible to visit the Café Ipanema and use the riverside entrance trough the trendy cafe.


Audio tours are available at the ticket desk for 2 euro. But if you have a smartphone, you can simple download the tour for free.

Download the free audio tour for Apple
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Every weekend, at 1130h, visitors can get a free guided tour along the highlights of the museum.

undisputed highlight:
the cupola

Museum tower, Stanley Donwood, Optical Glade, 2017 (photo: Johannes Timmermans)

Practical info:

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00h – 17:00h
Last entrance at 16:30h
The museum also opens on Mondays on national holidays.

Entrance fees:
Children/youth from 0-18 years: free
Adults (18+): €12,-
Students* and CJP-pas: €6,-
Dutch Museumcard: free
Book your ticket online and get a discount of € 1,00

* National and international students can buy an annual card for €6,- on presentation of their Student Card. With this card you get access to the museum for the period of one acedemic year! Additional fees for special exhibitions are not included in this card.

The museum is mostly accessible for people in a wheelchair.

Avenue Ceramique 250
6221 KX, Maastricht
Tel.:+31-(0)43-3290190 (Tue- Fri)