Museums in and around Venlo

From modern art to a museum with collections of curiosities in Steyl, in and around Venlo you will find a collection of museums that are well worth a visit.

Limburgs Museum

Across the road from the train station lies the ‘Limburgs Museum’. A museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions that all have a distinct Limburg character. From castles in Limburg to the life of modern-day man, this museum covers all themes and subjects that are important to Venlo and the fine province it is part of. It also organises sometimes a movie screening, seminars and music performances. Make sure to keep an eye on their website for information on their exhibitions and cultural activities.

Museum van Bommel van Dam

This museum possesses an enormous collection of modern art that is impressive for a city the size of Venlo. A must-see for every modern art lover. At the moment they are renovating a monumental building on the Keulsepoort that once housed the post office for the grand opening of Van Bommel van Dam in 2021. Until then you can visit their temporary information point and museum shop on the Klaasstraat. Check out their website for more information on all their activities while they work on the renovation of their new museum.

Missiemuseum Steyl

In the small monastery village of Steyl - a twenty-minute bike ride from Venlo - you will find the ‘Missiemuseum’. A hidden gem from the years that missionaries traveled far and wide to proclaim the Catholic faith. And one who travels brings back souvenirs. In their case this resulted in hundreds of taxidermied animals and even a chieftain’s hair braid. The museum is runned by nuns that still live in Steyl and a group of very dedicated volunteers. Missiemuseum Steyl is also home to a world-famous taxidermied bear. Make sure you drop him a dime and watch him strut his stuff!
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