Eindhoven Museum and the preHistorisch Dorp

In 2012 the Eindhoven Museum arose from the fusion between the Historic Open Air Museum Eindhoven and Museum Kempenland Eindhoven. The living history and reconstructions of the former Historic Open Air Museum and the valuable collection of Museum Kempenland bring one hundred generations of Eindhoven inhabitants to life with the motto: From beginning to E(i)ndhoven.

From Prehistoric House to Eindhoven Museum

In 1982 under the direction of Anneke Boonstra, the preHistorisch House was built in the Genneper Parks. Students can come here to experience life in the Iron Age. Shortly after the first farm was built, the Iron Age village of Eversham took root. The museum becomes known as the Prehistoric Open Air Museum. In 2002 the museum expanded, building the medieval town Endehoven. Arson in 2003 destroyed one of the Iron Age farms and the Caretaker’s house on location. Both were rebuilt in 2006. The rebuilt Iron age farm is now the Beef Farm. In 2016 the museum returned to its roots with a historical construction team, but also by rebranding the name as the preHistorisch Dorp.

The Historic Collection started in 1932. The first Museum Kempenland Eindhoven, in the former city hall on the Rechtestraat was opened in 1937. This museum existed until 1939, after which the museum was located in a room of the Van Abbenmuseum until 1954.  

From 1954 until 1971 the museum was located in the Waaggebouw on the Paradijslaan, then in the former district court on the Stratumseind 32 until 1982. From 1983 until 2012 the museum was located in the Steentjeskerk. The collection of Kempenland is currently in storage. In 2015, the museum was visible for the first time in three years with the exhibition “ Haar Stad/Her City” about women in the Industrial City of Eindhoven.

One of the largest cultural attractions of Eindhoven

Eindhoven Museum has expanded to become an impressive domain with interesting educational programs and recreational programs. Almost 60.000 visitors per year make Eindhoven Museum one of the largest cultural attractions of Eindhoven.

Eindhoven Museum is an ANBI

Eindhoven is an ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) which is a Public Benefit Organization. The Stichting Museum Kempenland Eindhoven is also an ANBI. Every ANBI has an obligation to publish which policies they follow and what their financial status is. More information about ANBI’s and how to donate to an ANBI can be found at www.ANBI.nl (website in Dutch).

The name of our organization is: Stichting Eindhoven Museum. In addition to Stichting Eindhoven Museum we have a separate Stichting Kempenland Eindhoven.

RSIN/fiscal number: 009076049 | BTW- number NL 009076049B01 | KvK 41089337

*KvK = Kamer van Koophandel = Better Business Bureau

Read more on our Terms and Conditions (document in Dutch).

Address: Boutenslaan 161B, 5644 TV Eindhoven.

The objective of the ANBI:

The foundation has as its goals: the operation of one or more museums, the advancement of cultural activities, the promotion and stimulation of the importance of human inhabitants with relation to their natural surroundings, objects that have culturally historic value to the city and or region of Eindhoven, art manufactured from the eighteenth century by Dutch or Flemish artists and/or having relation to North Brabant, the organization of expositions and other cultural activities. Furthermore, all that pertains to the above mentioned in the broadest sense possible or leads to the achievement of the above mentioned.

The broad lies of our Policy: See activiteitenplan 2017.

Names and positions of directors:

  • Hans Moors (Chairman)
  • Robert van Vugt (Treasurer)
  • Merel Franke (Secretary)
  • Nol van Beurden (Board Memeber)
  • Karin Mastenbroek (Board Member)
  • Jean Bernard Martens (Board Member)

Compensation policy:

The board members have no right to any monetary compensation for performing their tasks. They do have a right to compensation for expenditures related to the performing of their tasks, provided they are not excessive and that they are requested and declared.

The directors decide upon the compensation and further job agreements made with the directors. Eindhoven Museum is part of the CAO (Collective Labor Agreement)  dagrecreatie (day trips). We link this to the compensation system of the CAO recreation.

Annual reports

Eindhoven Museum reflects on previous years in the yearly report. Every calendar year also has a financial report. Some years therefore also have a summary of the yearly financial report. These reports are in Dutch.

Museum Kempenland Eindhoven (documents are in Dutch)

Privacy Statement

Eindhoven Museum follows all rules and regulations in regards to personal information and other data. This Privacystatement (in Dutch) establishes the considerations taken in our position.