The Tropenmuseum, the Africa Museum and the Museum of Ethnology offer free museum entrance to refugees

The opportunity to share the experience of beautiful objects together and thereby talk about the similarities of and differences between cultures: that's what the Tropenmuseum, the Africa Museum and the Museum of Ethnology aim to provide with the  MuseumMaatje voucher. Refugees, volunteers, language coaches, language partners and mentors can visit all three museums for free.

"The stories that accompany the museum objects are a great opportunity for the refugees and our volunteers to exchange experiences whilst practising the Dutch language."

Dorine Manson, Stichting VluchtelingenWerk

Connecting people

The three museums invite people who have been forced to flee their countries and the volunteers who coach them to tell each other their own stories or simply enjoy the beautiful objects in the museums. The three museums display objects from all over the world, each of which recounts a human story. Stories about universal human themes including, amongst others, mourning, celebration, decoration, praying and fighting.

Are you interested in visiting the museums together for free?

Do you have contact with a newcomer and would like to visit the museum together? Or are you a newcomer yourself and would like to bring your Dutch friends to one or all of the museums? If so, please contact us for the vouchers via

Due to the large interest this is the fastest way that we can process your request. After filling in this form you will get the vouchers sent to you or we will get into contact with you.

Please fill in full address (including postalcode), we need this to send the vouchers.