Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a multifaceted museum in the heart of the Netherland’s harbour city, Rotterdam. It is the only museum in the Netherlands that offers the visitor a comprehensive survey of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present day. A museum shaped by private collectors.
Visitors to the museum are often astonished by the wealth and variety of the collection. The scope and diversity are thanks to 1700 private collectors who have gifted no fewer than 50,000 objects in almost 170 years.
The museum derives its name from two important collectors: Frans Boijmans and Daniël George van Beuningen. They added many masterpieces to the collection, including ‘The Pedlar’ by Hieronymus Bosch and ‘A Cornfield, in the Background the Zuiderzee’ by Jacob van Ruisdael.