About Museumnacht Maastricht

Museumnacht Maastricht is an initiative of B32, Boekhandel Dominicanen, Bonnefanten, Brouwerij Bosch, Bureau Europa, Centre Céramique, Drukkunstmuseum, Lumière Cinema, Marres, Museum aan het Vrijthof, Muziekgieterij, Natuurhistorisch Museum, Theater aan het Vrijthof and Jan van Eyck Academie. 

Why do we organise it?

Well, besides it being the best art-night-out experience ever ;), the aim of Museumnacht is to present and celebrate with everyone all the treasures the museums and cultural institutions in Maastricht have to offer. And by doing so, Museumnacht Maastricht aims to contribute and strengthen the art and culture identity of the city and its region.

2016: first edition 

De first-ever Museumnacht Maastricht took place on 15 April 2016. Ten art venues in Maastricht opened their doors for the first time for Museumnacht Maastricht: Bonnefanten, Bureau Europa, Boekhandel Dominicanen, Marres, Museum aan het Vrijthof, Natuurhistorisch Museum, Drukkunstmuseum en Van Eyck. It was also the official kick-off for the National Museumweek 2016. 

Bigger,better & bolder 

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.

Spotlight on 22 October 2021
After another exceptional evening on Friday 12 April 2019 - where more than 4,500 art lovers as well as the entire city of Maastricht got Lost in Space with an out-of-this-world line-up - all eyes were on the 5th anniversary on 17 April 2020. However, COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works. Not to worry, though!  Museumnacht Maastricht is planning a tasteful Art Appetizer on Friday 22 October 2021. And the anniversary balloons, birthday garlands and party confetti will be kept safe in the attic for just a little while longer - until Friday 8 April 2022! 

Foundation Museumnacht Maastricht

The initiating venues of Museumnacht Maastricht joined forces and operate collaboratively via the Foundation Museumnacht Maastricht (ANBI status).

Board Foundation Museumnacht Maastricht

Peggy van Sebillen, chair 
Ton Harmes, treasurer
Valentijn Byvanck, secretary
Els van der Plas, member board
Corrien Derksen, member board

Project Director, Janne Baetsen 

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No Museumnacht without these beautiful people! 

Museumnacht Maastricht is made possible with the help and support of our sponsors, partners and friends!