Logo Welkom in het Museum

Frank Candel, Chairman of the Board of the Dutch Council for Refugees: ‘We are delighted to join forces with the Dutch museums. Everyone is looking for positive inspiration in their lives. This is certainly also the case for refugees. Art knows no borders, art is freedom and should be made as accessible as possible to all. With our volunteers, we support refugees in finding their way in the Netherlands. It is wonderful that we can now also make the museums accessible to them, together with the VriendenLoterij and the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund’.

135 museums in the Netherlands

An entrance ticket gives free admission to over 135 museums, throughout the Netherlands. The first 60,000 tickets have already been distributed among the volunteer locations of the Dutch Council for Refugees.

Visiting the Kröller-Müller Museum

Refugee Council volunteer Lilian visited the Kröller-Müller Museum with a group of women from Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Syria. Lilian: 'Through art, such as a Brabant landscape and The Potato Eaters, we began talking about the Netherlands. About the history of our countries and the comparisons between them, what they look like, what we eat. It was a very valuable, but above all a fun and educational day’.

Vincent van Gogh, De aardappeleters, april - mei 1885

All the information is available in 7 languages (Dutch, English, Dari, Ukrainian, Tigrinya, Turkish and Arabic) on the website Welcome to the Museum.

Vincent van Gogh, The Potato Eaters, April - May 1885