19 March 2014
On 24 & 25 March the Nuclear Security Summit will be held. The Van Gogh Museum will be closed on Monday the 24th.
The Netherlands will welcome 58 world leaders, 5,000 delegates and 3,000 journalists to the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). It is the largest gathering of its kind ever held in this country.
Visit Obama to Amsterdam
Prior to the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 (NSS), the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will visit Amsterdam on Monday morning 24 March. Due to the required security measures as a result of the President visiting the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum will be closed to the public on Monday 24 March. The Van Gogh Museum will be open again on Tuesday 25 March.
The President and his entourage will arrive at the Museumplein by helicopter. This means we have to take precautions for the continuous safeguarding of the condition of our buildings and collections.
Accessibility of Amsterdam
To ensure that everything runs smoothly and safely, certain security- and traffic-related measures will have to be taken. The authorities are doing their utmost to ensure that any inconvenience to the public is kept to a minimum. Nevertheless, motorists travelling between Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam should be prepared for severe disruptions. More information: www.nss2014.com/en.
The Paulus Potterstraat in Amsterdam will be closed for all traffic on Monday 24 March between 9 am and 12 noon. Visit GVB-website for more information on planned diversions in public transport.