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The museum is the house of the banker and collector Simon van Gijn who lived there from 1864 until his death in 1922. Van Gijn left the house and most of his collections to the Old Dordrecht Society. His wish was for the collections to be made publicly accessible and for his home to be converted into a museum, maintaining the interior in its original state as much as possible. The house has been open to the public since 1925. Alongside interiors dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the museum also has a splendid collection of arts and crafts, a toy collection (in the attic) and an extensive collection

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Van Gijn House
Nieuwe Haven 29-30
3311 AP Dordrecht

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Art & Design


Historic house Applied art

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm


During public holidays we maintain the regular opening hours. On Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Boxing Day the museum is open from 11:00 - 17:00. On Kings Day (27th of April), Chrismas Day (25th of De...

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0 - 18 Free
19 and over €10.00
CJP Pass €4.00
Museumkaart Valid
Rembrandtkaart Valid
Rotterdam Pass Free
Groups of 10+ €8.00
VDM Free
Cultuurkaart €4.00
Students €4.00

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  • Coffee

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  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly

  • Audio tour

  • Parking


Nieuwe Haven 29-30, Dordrecht, The Netherlands


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Van Gijn House has 2 ratings.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Oct 14, 2015
(Review in Dutch)

Erg interessant museum! Het interieur is prachtig en door de verschillende objecten is een goed beeld te krijgen van het leven van rijken in de 19e eeuw. Bij een bezoek aan Dordrecht is dit museum zeker een bezoek waard.

  Visited on Friday, December 19, 2014

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