Stedelijk Museum Breda is a museum of and for the residents of Breda and the surrounding area. Visitors and creative professionals explore and celebrate the museum. Friends are crucial. Help us enhance our quality and grow our public impact, and become a friend. As a friend you will be able to enjoy many benefits.

    Thanks to the Friends
    Our Friends have built up a valuable collection over the years, some pieces are on exhibit in The Collection – 450 Years of Art and History. And when the oldest cityscape painting of Breda was discovered a few years ago, it was purchased by our Friends. With their support, we also started Project Binnenruimte where we enable young artists from the region to create new works and offer them a platform for six months. For each new edition of Binnenruimte a publication is also produced.

    Friends make all the difference
    As a Friend you are highlighting the importance of the museum, motivating more people to visit exhibitions and forming a solid connection with the city. Your enthusiasm and commitment are therefore just as important as financial support.

    Benefits for Friends

    ·       You have free entrance to the museum.

    ·       You receive a 10% discount on museum publications.

    ·       You will receive a discount on cultural excursions organised by the Friend Society.

    ·       You will receive an invitation to an exclusive reception for the opening of a new exhibition or other special occasions, at least twice a year. 

    ·       Four times a year Friends receive a newsletter with information on the museum and the collection, current lectures, artist talks and other activities.


    Become a Friend or give a Friend membership as a present.
    You can become a Friend from €20 per calendar year, or €35 for two people. You can also make an extra donation in addition to your membership. Are you looking for an original gift? Surprise family or friends with a Friend membership.

    Would you like to become a Friend or find more information?
    Please contact Ans Schellinger on 076 529 93 10 or send an email to

    Friend Society
    The Friend Society of the Stedelijk Museum Breda inspires and engages people with the collections of the museum. In this way we are establishing a solid foundation for the art and culture in Breda and the surrounding area. The Society has gradually acquired an important collection that can be viewed in the museum.

    About the Society
    he Friend Society of the Stedelijk Museum Breda was founded in 1903 and currently has more than 550 members. The first members recognised the rich cultural and historical heritage of Breda and started a collection of Breda’s priceless cultural heritage objects. Until 1970, the Society administered and supported the museum. In 1970 the Stichting Stedelijk Museum (Stedelijk Museum Foundation) and the Stichting Bisschoppelijk Museum (Diocesan Museum Foundation) were established. This was when the Friend Society began to operate as an independent association. Friends support the museum by making contributions to exhibitions, projects, purchases and publications.

    Marcel van de Winckel - chairman Chantal Pesch - secretary Marcel Dalinghaus - treasurer Jos Verbakel - member Peter Mannaerts - member

    The Friends of the Stedelijk Museum Association is a cultural ANBI with its own legal autonomy and Royal Warrant.

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