5th edition Museumnacht Maastricht
Friday 17 April 2020
7:00 PM - 01:00 AM | Afterparty midnight – 5:00 AM
Friday 17 April 2020 promises to be a special Art Night Out in Maastricht as we celebrate the fifth edition of Museumnacht Maastricht. 14 Art venues – including Theater aan het Vrijthof and Landbouwbelang for the first time – will bring the world of art to life with a once-in-a-night-time anniversary programme. Discover a Maastricht that goes above and beyond your wildest expectations.
With just one ticket you can enjoy extraordinary art exhibitions, breathtaking performances, fascinating historical discoveries, immersive installations and video art, exciting soundscapes and cross-overs, workshops, talks, tours, live music, and more. It's almost an art in itself to be able to take it all in. To help you experience as much as possible, we're lengthening opening times by an extra hour: our doors open at 7:00 PM!
Life of the Party
No single edition of Museumnacht Maastricht is the same. Although we do not want to spoil too much, the fifth edition promises to be an event that will get pulses racing. The ‘Lost in Space’ theme in 2019 included some far-out shows that took you on a metaphorical journey to the stars. In contrast, the 2020 edition will bring things back down to earth and closer to home. Visitors can look forward to an evening where they can discover and explore their thoughts on and feelings about art and current themes such as identity, change, and intimacy. On Friday 17 April 2020, Museumnacht Maastricht is going all in to wake up your senses – with some truly hypnotizing exhibitions and performances that'll create waves throughout the city.
The anniversary programme will be presented on our website, and keep an eye on social media for updates! If you can't wait to jump into the world of Museumnacht Maastricht, flashback to the 2019 edition!
Night of Nights
After four amazing editions, Museumnacht Maastricht has made its mark and is here to stay. What started as a night-time adventure featuring ten different venues in 2016 has grown into a widely praised, annual artistic phenomenon to colour and connect the city in a memorable way for one evening. In addition to the 14 art venues, a large number of partners in the cultural sector, established artists, local talents, volunteers and students look forward to being part of it each year.
Peggy van Sebillen, Museumnacht Maastricht Foundation: "In a world where it seems like we prefer to build digital or physical walls, this anniversary edition will focus on what Museumnacht Maastricht represents: the universal language and power of art to connect people. Art can embody a protest, voice, or reaction to these turbulent times. Art can communicate that we don't need to fear change, the unknown, or others. We feel that this message is needed now more than ever."
13 Art venues
Although the whole city of Maastricht is buzzing during Museumnacht Maastricht, the real party will take place at Bookstore Dominicanen, Bonnefanten, Brouwerij Bosch, Bureau Europa, Centre Céramique, Drukkunstmuseum, Landbouwbelang, Lumière Cinema, Marres, Museum aan het Vrijthof, Museum of Natural History Maastricht, Jan van Eyck Academy & B32, Theater aan het Vrijthof and Muziekgieterij (Afterparty). This year, we're thrilled to welcome also Landbouwbelang and Theater aan het Vrijthof to the Museumnacht Maastricht line-up for the first time. Theater aan het Vrijthof will present among others the fantastic dance performance The Way You Sound Tonight (winner of the prestigious Zwaan award for the 'most impressive dance production of 2019') by Arno Schuitemaker. Read more
One more time
Didn't manage to visit all the venues during Museumnacht Maastricht? Don't worry! You can hand in your wristband after Museumnacht Maastricht and receive one free re-visit at Bonnefanten, Bureau Europa, Marres, Museum aan het Vrijthof or Museum of Natural History Maastricht! You can keep it on your wrist or cut it off - it doesn't matter. Simply hand it in at the ticket office at for one free admission. Valid until 31 May 2020.
Museumnacht Maastricht is made possible with the support of Museumvereniging, Elisabeth Strouven Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting FSI, Zuiderlicht, and RSM and help from many partners, volunteers and friends.
Whether you want to sing, dance, cry, pray, laugh, shout or stand back in awe, Museumnacht Maastricht is the perfect time to celebrate art and embrace life!
"Can you believe we are all made of stars?"- Judy
We are honoured to present Judy, beautifully captured by the talented photographer and director Robert Lang (Los Angeles), as the face of Museumnacht Maastricht 2020. Judy - who has only ever been known as a blow-up sex-doll and treated as a sexualized possession and a product of capitalism - just wants to be like you, feel normal, and explore the world. We will make sure she feels right at home during Museumnacht Maastricht! Read more
No birthday is complete without throwing an afterparty! From midnight to 5:00 AM (until 3:00 AM for under 18s) you can show your party moves on the tunes of Linke Soto's finest DJs in the Muziekgieterij. Expect digital reggae, Italo disco, soul, Afro, and house. Please do keep in mind that there are only a limited number of combi-tickets incl. afterparty available, so act quick!
Enjoy a spectacular line up all night long with just one single ticket. A Museumnacht Maastricht ticket will grant you access to all the venues, the hop-on hop-off buses, and - if you have a combi-ticket - the afterparty.
If you are 15 years old or younger, you get free admission to Museumnacht Maastricht this year! But don't forget to register your ticket prior to the event online.
If you want less FOMO but more thrills, you can plan your route ahead of time. Put together and download your own online must-see & do list to create the perfect night out! How? Go to programme and click on the heart next to the events that you want to attend. Your favourite events will then be collected into one list and the route laid out on a map. Now you’re ready for your night of art-fulfilment! You can also pick up a clearly set-out timetable and map on the night itself at all the art venues.