4 September 2015
The new entrance to the Van Gogh Museum opens to the public on 5 September 2015.
To mark the opening, a gigantic labyrinth made up of 125,000 sunflowers has been created on Museumplein. The labyrinth will be open free of charge on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September. The labyrinth contains three Van Gogh inspiration rooms where visitors can enjoy performances by singer-songwriters, among other things. The sunflowers will be handed out to the public free of charge from 4 pm on Sunday.
Director Axel Rüger:
“This is our way of celebrating the opening of our brand-new entrance on Museumplein. The building went very smoothly and was completed entirely within the tight 18-month schedule and on budget. The glass entrance hall features advanced glass constructions, installations and modern floors and walls. There is a new spacious and light reception area with cloakrooms, and a completely redesigned museum shop with over 500 new products. The new entrance, improved logistics and this larger reception area enable us to welcome more visitors even more hospitably. Our museum is now also better oriented on the refurbished Museumplein, on which all the surrounding cultural institutions have now established their entrances. The transparent entrance hall with its state-of-the-art glass constructions is a real asset to the Van Gogh Museum as well as Museumplein.”