Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Fotomuseum, we are very happy to welcome you into our building again. The traffic situation around the museum has temporarily changed due to construction work, making us less accessible by car. More information can be found on this page.




What measures have Fotomuseum Den Haag and KM21 introduced in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

Fotomuseum Den Haag and KM21 are keen to ensure that your visit is as safe and responsible as possible at this time of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We have therefore introduced a number of measures and made changes to the way you visit the museum, in compliance with the official guidance (RIVM) and the ‚ÄėSafe and responsible reopening of museums‚Äô protocol drawn up by the Dutch Museums Association. This protocol, a set of special measures and a number of changes to the building will ensure that you can safely enjoy your visit, and that our staff, volunteers and suppliers can work safely at the museum.


What general hygiene measures have been introduced? 

To guarantee your safety, we are complying with the hygiene rules applicable throughout the country:

  • Wash your hands regularly¬†
  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow. Use paper tissues to blow your nose and throw them away immediately in a closed waste bin, then wash your hands.¬†
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Stay home if you have cold symptoms (such as a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, slight cough or increased body temperature up to 38 degrees), fever and/or shortness of breath


What impact will the coronavirus measures have on my visit? 

A number of specific conditions apply to museum visits: 

  • In order to regulate the crowds in the museum as best as possible, we will maintain working with time slots. A limited number of tickets are available at the box office. Book a time slot in advance to be sure of your visit to the museum. You can¬†book a ticket here.
  • Do not come to the museum if you are unwell. You can change your booking via¬†
  • Follow the instructions of our staff.


What can I do to make my visit as safe and pleasant as possible?

At the moment, a museum visit will differ from what you are used to. Remain pleasant and considerate towards others at all times, and enjoy your visit! 


I am not able to come to the museum at the moment. Can I still enjoy the collection? 

Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to visit a museum at the moment. Luckily, however, KM21 and Fotomuseum Den Haag¬†can now be visited online. On the Instagram and Facebook accounts of Fotomuseum Den Haag¬†you will find a series of ‚ÄėPhoto Stories‚Äô (in Dutch only)¬†about works in our collection. On you will find virtual tours and mini-exhibitions by our curators and their colleagues from Kunstmuseum Den Haag.


How long will the special rules apply at the museum?
That is impossible to say, unfortunately. Our rules are based on the national measures introduced in response to the coronavirus, and other measures specifically for the museum sector. We cannot therefore indicate at this stage when the measures will no longer apply to our museum. 


I would really like to support the museum during this period. What can I do?

Fantastic that you want to support us! You can make an online¬†donation,¬†or by bank transfer to NL11 RABO 0362803331, account name Kunstmuseum Den Haag, quoting ‚Äėdonation‚Äô.

Structural support is also most welcome, of course. If you wish to support us on a more regular basis, you might consider becoming a Kunstmuseum Fund donor. You can find more information here.




Do I have to book a time slot? 

Book a time slot in advance to be sure of your visit to the museum. Buy your day ticket(s) via this page. A limited number of tickets are available at the box office. It is also recommended to reserve a time slot if you are a Friend of the museum or holder of a Museum Card, Rembrandt Pass or Vriendenloterij VIP Card.


I am not able to book online. Can I also order tickets by phone? 

You may also reserve your ticket by phone. Simply call 0252-707588 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 09:00 to 17:00) or in the weekend (Satuday-Sunday 09.00 to 15.00). Please note: you will need to give a valid, working email address in order to receive your e-ticket. 


Can I buy a ticket at the museum? 

There is a limited number of tickets available at the box office. In order to regulate the crowds in the museum as best as possible, we will maintain working with time slots.  Book a time slot in advance to be sure of your visit to the museum. You can book a ticket here.

Do you need help booking a time slot? Please contact Ticketteam via 0252 707588 or They will help you book a time slot from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 and on weekends from 09:00 to 15:00.


Can I book a tour / visit the museum in a group?

Yes, it is possible to book a tour/visit the museum in a group. Please contact

Can I buy a combination ticket for Fotomuseum Den Haag / KM21 and Kunstmuseum Den Haag?

No, unfortunately this is not possible. You can, however, reserve a time slot in Kunstmuseum Den Haag immediately after your visit to Fotomuseum and KM21 via


I have reserved a ticket but I am ill. Can I change or cancel my booking?

You may change your booking, free of charge, by calling 0252-707588 or e-mailing 


Do I also have to book a ticket if I am a Friend of the museum or in possession of a Museumkaart, VriendenLoterij VIP card, Rembrandtpas, Ooievaarspas, Rotterdampas or ICOM card?

Yes, it is also recommended to reserve a time slot if you are a Friend of the museum or holder of a Museum Card, Rembrandt Pass or Vriendenloterij VIP Card. There is a very limited number of tickets per time slot available at the box office, buy your day ticket(s) via this page. 




Do I have to show a Covid pass to enter the museum? 

From 25 February 2022, you will no longer need a Covid pass to visit the museum.


Do I have to wear a face mask? 

Wearing a face mask is no longer obligated. 


How long may I spend at the museum?

You can stay as long as you like.


Are there exhibitions or collection items that cannot be viewed?

All exhibitions and items from the collection which are on display can be viewed. 


I only want to visit KM21 or Fotomuseum Den Haag. Is that possible?

It is possible to only visit KM21 or Fotomuseum Den Haag. You can also visit both.


Are refreshments available at the museum?

Refreshments are available at restaurant Gember. If you want to sit inside, you have to show a Covid certificate. 


Are the toilets open? 

Yes, our toilets (including our disabled access facilities) are open. They are down the stairs beside the ticket office (a lift is also available).


Are there activities for children at the moment?

Our activity sheet for children is available at the register. For more information (Dutch only), click here. 


Is the museum shop open?

A limited range of exhibition catalogues, photobooks and photo cards are on sale at the ticket office in the lobby. The range is much smaller than before, and can be found on a display beside the ticket desk. The member of staff on the ticket desk will take payment for your purchase(s) (by card only).


I have difficulty walking/I am in a wheelchair. Can I visit the museum? 

Yes, this is possible. Read more about accessibility here.

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