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Closed Café

Tuesday 21 till Wednesday 29 May


We are working in phases on a renovated museum café in the coming period. Due to work in the Cobra Café, the café will be closed on Tuesday May 21, Wednesday May 22, Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29. In the intervening period the café will be open, but you will therefore see that the café is not yet ‘finished’. Of course you are welcome to enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea with homemade sweets or a sandwich during this period.

Apologies for any inconvenience!


The Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen is pleased to announce that Marius Touwen is willing to provide a credit facility. Touwen is a major shareholder of Serra Holding and the Red Cross Hospital Beverwijk, as well as a passionate art lover and collector. This development rescues the museum from its acute financial crisis and allows it to engage in a new dialogue with the municipality of Amstelveen. There is now more time and space to develop a structural solution for the museum’s long-term survival, with careful consideration of various future scenarios for their attractiveness and feasibility. This offers hope for the preservation of a museum of modern art in Amstelveen.

The Cobra Museum, a leading institution dedicated to the Cobra art movement and modern art in general, has faced financial challenges in recent years. The current economic conditions and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased financial pressure on all cultural institutions, including the Cobra Museum. The unique balance between a low municipal contribution (40%) and a high dependence on self-generated income from visitors and sponsors (60%) has come under strain. Last week, the city council proposed closing the museum. It doesn’t have to come to that now.

This commitment serves as a lifeline for the museum, stabilizing its finances in the short term. This enables the museum and the municipality of Amstelveen to develop a sustainable and viable strategy for the future.

This contribution is a testament to incredible support for the Cobra Museum and its management in the interest of art and culture in our community, said Stefan van Raay, director of the Cobra Museum. We are deeply grateful for Marius Touwen’s involvement, which secures the museum’s existence and allows us to work with renewed determination for the long term.

Cobra 75: Back2School discount

6-27 year olds pay €7.50 entrance fee


We love seeing young people at the museum and to make the 75th anniversary even more festive, we are offering a big discount.

For just €7.50, anyone aged 6-27 is welcome to come and visit the wonderful exhibitions.
Take a breath in the calming halls of the museum after the first busy weeks at school or college.

Koop ticket
Photo: Matthijs Immink

Combine your visit with atelier CoBrA
Inspired to make your own art after viewing the exhibitions? Then combine your visit with atelier CoBrA. Every Wednesday and Sunday, the studio is open for anyone who wants to paint and draw for themselves.

Sunday 11.00 – 14.00
Wednesday 13.00 – 16.00 



From left to right: Rosalie Bouwman (PvdA), Femke Lagerveld (VVD), Jet SMit (VVD), Stefan van Raay (director Cobra Museum), Herbert Raat (alderman), Pieter E. Monkelbaan (BBA), Michel Becker (AvA), photo Matthijs Immink

On Wednesdays, all Amstelveen residents have free admission to the museum. In collaboration with the municipality of Amstelveen, the Cobra Museum presents: the Cobra Pass Amstelveen. This pass gives Amstelveeners free admission to the museum on Wednesdays.

Please find more information here.

See you at the museum!