See a selection of exceptional art from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen this autumn at the Rijksmuseum – from Yayoi Kusama to Pablo Picasso. And everyone outside the museum on Museum Square will be able to see Ugo Rondinone’s light installation Breathe, Walk, Die.

Selection from the collection

Rotterdam in Amsterdam? Until January 14, 2024, approximately 90 works from the Boijmans Van Beuningen collection are staying in the Rijksmusem. From Yayoi Kusama to Pablo Picasso: diverse works come together in the exhibition 'Boijmans van Beuningen at Rijksmuseum'. Works of art by Pieter Bruegel, Edgar Degas and Cindy Sherman relate to human life, from birth to death. Travel through human existence with art from the Middle Ages to the present.

The combinations are stimulating, without being at the expense of each individual work

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All of human life

The exhibition is based around various themes, allowing for the display of a wide range of artworks from all historical eras. Exhibits include The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer by Edgar Degas and Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room. Rijksmuseum curator Friso Lammertse says: ‘This exhibition takes a journey into human existence through art from the Middle Ages to today. While so many aspects of human life are universal – birth, youth, growing up, sexuality, ageing and death – we have experienced them differently across the centuries.’

Masterpieces and hidden gems from Boijmans at the Rijksmuseum

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Audio tour with Raven van Dorst

For the audio tour accompanying the exhibition, Rotterdam-based presenter and musician Raven van Dorst wandered with the curators from artwork to artwork, discussing the themes of the exhibition. There is also a musical tour by composer, producer and DJ upsammy.

29 Sep 2023 - 14 Jan 2024


  • Adults: €22.50
  • Free for 18 and under
  • Free for Friends

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A visit starts with a start time.

Only Friends of the museum can come when they want without making a booking.


Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam


Wheelchair access
Guide dogs allowed
Lifts on every floor


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Free cloak room
Photography allowed
Free WiFi

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