Discover the 19th century in Dordrecht

Van Gijn House

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we have taken measurements to ensure that your museum visit is as safe and pleasant as possible. The most important safety measures and all the info you need to know before you come to the museum, are listed here.

Welcome to Van Gijn House. The museum is the house of the banker and collector Simon van Gijn who lived there from 1864 until his death in 1922. Van Gijn left the house and most of his collections to the Old Dordrecht Society. His wish was for the collections to be made publicly accessible and for his home to be converted into a museum, maintaining the interior in its original state as much as possible.

The house has been open to the public since 1925. Alongside interiors dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the museum also has a splendid collection of arts and crafts, a toy collection (in the attic) and an extensive collection of history prints and drawings, known as the Van Gijn Atlas.

Between 1999 and 2001 the museum underwent thorough restoration to return the building to the state it was in when Van Gijn lived there. Visitors can taste the 19th-century atmosphere and imagine what upper class living around 1900 was like.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On public holidays we keep regular opening hours. On Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Boxing Day the museum is open.
On King’s Day (27th April), Christmas Day and New Year’s Day the museum is closed.


Nieuwe Haven 30
NL – 3311 AP Dordrecht
Phone: +31 (0)78 770 8708

Entrance fees

< 19 years, free
MK, ICOM, Vereniging Rembrandt, Rotterdampas, free
Adults, €10,00
Groups >10 persons, p.p. €8,00

Visitor information in English

Information booklet (free)
Audio guide (€1)

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