Museum Het Valkhof houses a major collection of Roman antiquities, old masters, and modern art. It is located at the edge of the historic Valkhof Park, which was once the site of a Roman encampment and, many centuries later, the residence of Charlemagne. Today, you will find an excitingly modern structure for art and archaeology, designed by the renowned architect Ben van Berkel. A grand staircase leads you up to the light and spacious rooms on the exhibition floor. You can choose your own route , meandering past exceptional archaeological finds, seventeenth-century paintings, silverware, and modern paintings. The long glass gallery with its undulating ceiling offers a panoramic view of the grand river landscape beyond. Museum Het Valkhof actively strives to engage the public and regularly organizes new activities based on permanent collections or temporary exhibitions.
Museum Het Valkhof
Kelfkensbos 59, 6511 TB Nijmegen
P.O. Box 1474, 6501 BL Nijmegen
Ph: +31 (0)24 360 88 05
Open: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Open on Mondays in public holidays (except Summer holidays)
Closed on 25 December, 1 January, the King’s Birthday (26 April), and the finish of the Four Days Marches on the third Friday in July.
Also closed on mondays except for January 2, February 20 and 27, Easter, Whitsun, October 15 and 22, December 24 and 31 and 2nd Christmas day.
|Adults (19+ years)||€ 8.00|
|Family ticket (2 adults,3 children)||€ 20,00|
|Groups of 15 or more||€ 5.50|
|Children (6 to 18 years)||€ 4.00|
|Students / CJP / Culture Card||€ 4.00|
|Friends / Rembrandt Society||free|
|Museum card holders||free|
29 April 2010
On 29 April 2010 Museum Het Valkhof opened a new room on the ground floor, which is dedicated to the Peace of Nijmegen (1678-79). For two years Nijmegen was the political centre of Europe - numerous European states negotiated peace treaties here to bring an end to various wars. Paintings, prints, applied arts and a scale-model from the museum’s collection bring this unique period to life.
An absolute highlight in the new room is a monumental ensemble of seventeenth-century Antwerp tapestries. They have been generously presented to the museum as a permanent loan by the city of Nijmegen.