Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven


Museums are one of those things I only visit when I’m traveling, and I used to be an art student! Shame on me! So when Chantal organized a instagram-bloggers-museum-meet, I decided to tag along. With a group of girls we visited the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, which I’ve only visited once before. ‘Once before’ actually means 10 years ago, when I still was an art student… I’m getting old!

Van Abbe is a museum for contemporary art and after that day I think it became one of my favourites! Even though I’ve studied art and sometimes even consider myself an artist, I’m not always a fan of museums. Somehow I find creating my own ‘art’ way more interesting than watching other people their art. Specially when it’s that vague modern art stuff where someone pisses in a different jar every day and then exhibit it all together as a piece of art. Not even kidding, a schoolmate of mine did that. Forever scarred!

So no, I’m not always really into art museums, but I really really enjoyed the Van Abbemuseum. Whenever I’m abroad, I just really feel like going to a museum. And I do really enjoy going to museums, it really feels like a treat. So yesterday it just felt a little like I was traveling, in a different country than my own, with a bigger city and all these expats talking in English. Such a weird feeling! I decided that I should do this more often, going to museums and meet up with strangers from the internet :) I had such a great day!

Excuse the incoherent babbling, what I wanted to say is: the Van Abbemuseum is awesome, if you’re somehow near Eindhoven one day, you should visit it! Here are a few pictures from the day, but not too many because I don’t want to spoil the museum for you, like a typical movie trailer does!! I hate it when you watch a trailer and it’s basically a summary of the entire movie, ugh. Okay that was random. Bye!

P.S. Considering writing in both Dutch and English again… y/n? I feel English is more universal, obviously, and I do have a few foreign readers. However, sometimes writing in Dutch comes a bit more natural. But… other times I’m too lazy to write the same post twice! Sigh. Struggles!











Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10

Opening hours:
Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00 hours.
Thursdays from 11:00 to 21:00 hours.
Tuesdays admission is free of charge from 15:00 to 17:00 hours.



  1. sarie_gamgee
    October 19, 2015 / 23:24

    You should write in whatever language you feel like writing… those of us who can’t read the text can always admire the pictures! :)

    That museum looks lovely, by the way! Is that a HA HA HA (as in laughing, though maybe it means something else in Dutch) display on that wall? And the upside down car! I try to go to a museum or exhibition at least once a month (many museums are free for teachers here), though I’m going more often now I’m on sick leave… learning something and seeing art always cheers me up.

    • Angélica
      October 20, 2015 / 16:13

      Aww you’re too nice <3
      Yeah that's a 'HA HA HA' installation! It's actually very flashy, with the lights going on and off like crazy, kinda hysterical hahaha (see what I did there?).
      Ohh every month? I should do that too, actually. But it's kinda expensive, and my town is pretty small so we don't have many museums, just two big ones. I bet Barcelona has more! :)

  2. October 20, 2015 / 07:59

    Ik ben dol op het van Abbe Museum! Alleen ik had hetzelfde als jij, de laatste keer dat ik er kwam was met Kunstgeschiedenis (of zelfs nog eerder toen ik een oriëntatiecursus bij de KABK deed, ergens in het stenen tijdperk :’)). Maar het is een fijn museum! En nu ik je foto’s zie wil ik weer! Misschien een keer combineren met een uitje naar De Pont in Tilburg? Die is ook zo tof :). Mooie foto’s!

    • Angélica
      October 20, 2015 / 17:21

      Jaaa heel leuk museum! De Pont ben ik denk ik ooooit geweest, maar dat is alweer veel te lang geleden. Die gaat op mijn lijstje! :)

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