The best way to discover the Stedelijk Museum is in your own language. That’s why, in 2016, the museum began to offer guided tours in Dutch Sign Language, provided by deaf museum guides. If you are deaf or hearing-impaired, these tours are a great way to explore the collection and temporary exhibitions in your own language, without the help of an interpreter.

On average, the museum organises one guided tour in Dutch Sign Language every month. There’s something new to see each time. You’ll find the dates and times of the next guided tours in our calendar. It’s also possible to book a tour accompanied by Dutch signing, or a Dutch Sign Language tour, on a different time and date. To find out more, please contact the Education Department at educatie@stedelijk.nl or on 020-5732 741. Tours can be booked for a maximum of 15 people.

MUSEUMS IN SIGN LANGUAGE

In 2016, the Stedelijk joined the project Museums in Signs (Musea in Gebaren) to provide museum tours in Dutch Sign Language. The project is a joint initiative of FOAM and WatTelt!. Twelve young deaf people were given a six-week training in the theory and practice of guiding. After which they joined the participating cultural institutes where they provide programmes in Dutch Sign Language. In addition to the Stedelijk Museum, tours in Dutch Sign Language are available at the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Tropenmuseum, the Jewish Cultural Quarter, Hermitage Amsterdam, the Nieuwe Kerk, EYE Film Institute, and FOAM.