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It's lovely to see that you've come to discover, explore, learn, meet and relax at museum van Bommel van Dam in Venlo! Book your ticket(s) online.

Practical aspects

Opening hours & location

There is always something new to discover at museum van Bommel van Dam. Plan your visit well in advance. Below you will find our opening hours and directions to the museum.

Museum opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday, both days included, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Due to a large-scale conversion, the museum will be closed from 5 August to 14 September 2024.

Location

Keulsepoort 1
5911 BX Venlo

Parking
The nearest parking locations are Deken van Oppensingel and the Q-Park Arsenaal parking garage. From both locations you can reach us within 5 to 10 minutes. Keep in mind that these parking locations charge a fee, also on Sundays!

How to get here by car

Along all the roads leading to the centre of Venlo, you will find signs to Venlo-Centrum and Station Venlo (the railway station). Follow these signs to park at Deken van Oppensingel or in the Q-Park Arsenaal parking garage.

How to get here by public transport

Are you coming by train or by bus? Get off at the Venlo NS train station. Opposite the station you will see the Limburgs Museum. Cross the roundabout on your left and on the square in front of the Limburgs Museum take a diagonal left turn. The building on your right, with the gold-coloured façade, is museum van Bommel van Dam.

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A long homecoming: the Shinkichi Tajiri centenary

A unique centenary exhibition of Tajiri's iconic work produced in North Limburg

After many years of wandering, Japanese-American artist Shinkichi Tajiri (Los Angeles, 7 December 1923 - Baarlo, 15 March 2009) finally found his home in a North Limburg castle, Kasteel Scheres. In honour of his 100th birthday, from 2 December, museum van Bommel van Dam presents a unique centenary exhibition focusing on this important period of his life. A long homecoming: the Shinkichi Tajiri centenary gives an impression of life behind the castle walls and tells visitors more about the development of Tajiri’s famous warriors, knots, towers and machines. There are more than 50 sculptures, photos, graphics, drawings and films, some from the museum’s own collection and others on loan. The exhibition also includes work by the artist friends that Tajiri regularly welcomed to Baarlo, such as Karel Appel and Dorothy Iannone, as well as brightly coloured Hortisculptures by his partner, Ferdi, a fine artist. A revolutionary element of the exhibition is the use of the new, innovative AI museum app Navi Noa. This makes Van Bommel van Dam the first museum in the Netherlands with a personalised and interactive museum guide, powered by artificial intelligence. The exhibition A long homecoming: the Shinkichi Tajiri centenary runs from Saturday 2 December 2023 through Friday 22 March 2024.

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Machteld Schoep - Schoonheid

A free-admission photo exhibition

Schoonheid is the first museum solo presentation of the work of Venlo-born Machteld Schoep (1962–2019). This free-admission exhibition features more than 75 photographs from the oeuvre of a photographer who had a special sense of humour and an eye for the beauty of the everyday. Schoep loved simplicity, was averse to pretension and was as honest, direct and funny in her work as she was in everyday life. Each photograph surprises with a great compassion for her subject – be it a building, interior or person. The photographer embraced the seemingly ordinary. In what many people would consider ugly, she saw beauty. The exhibition Schoonheid is on display from Saturday 2 March to Sunday 4 August 2024.

The exhibition was made possible by:

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