English tours

Information for our international visitors

muZIEum also offers tours in English. So even if you are not Dutch, you are more than welcome to our experiences!

What is it like to be blind or partially sighted? You can read about it or someone can tell you about it from their own experience, but during a visit to muZIEum (muSEEum) you will experience it yourself. Enter a world in which your other senses - hearing, smell, touch and taste - suddenly play a far more important role than you are used to.

muZIEum is not a museum where you admire objects on display. You are an important part of the experience yourself. This is what makes a visit to muZIEum unique. We offer two different tours in absolute darkness. Our tour guides are blind or partially sighted and are happy to tell you more about living with sight loss. After your visit, you will see the world through different eyes!

Tour in absolute darkness
During this tour you will experience what life would be like if you were blind. It is pitch black and you will literally not see a thing. We offer two different tours in absolute darkness. During the 'A day in the life of…' tour, our guide shows you the everyday life of someone who is blind. You can also choose to immerse yourself in the vacation atmosphere during the 'On a city trip with…' tour, of course all without sight.

  • Minimum age: 8 years
  • Price: adults € 17,50
  • Price: children 8-12 years € 12
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Booking required: available for two or more people

Important information
All of our guides are blind or partially sighted, and you will go on a tour in groups of five persons. When you arrive, one of our employees will show you how to use a cane, after which you will step into darkness. Therefore, we ask you to arrive exactly on your booked time.

At the activity plaza in our muZIEum you can learn more about living with sight loss and using your other senses through playing games, writing braille, etc.

International visitors
We are happy to welcome international visitors. If you would like to visit us, please call us to book a tour in advance. That way, we can guarantee that a guide will be waiting for you. We have guides who can speak English. Please also inform us about any other relevant personal information, such as disability or pregnancy. We are happy to advise you and to make sure the tour you choose fits your situation.

Note: unfortunately, it is not possible to book these tours online. Please call us at +31 (0)24 200 10 50. Or email us: reserveringen@muzieum.nl.

Opening hours
Monday 12.00 - 17.00
Tuesday until Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
Our opening hours during school holidays are 9.30 to 17.00h from Monday till Sunday

Terms and conditions
We recommend visitors to view our terms and conditions before visiting the muZIEum.

Contact us
You can call us at +31 (0)24 200 10 50. Or email us: reserveringen@muzieum.nl.