Guided Tour North Caves incl. The Vault

Duration about 1:30 hours
North incl. Vault (advice: 12+) € 10,80

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Discover more of the famous North Caves; you will also visit national storage location no. 9, better known as the Kluis (the Vault).

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When?

From April 2020

Language

Dutch and English

Not wheelchair accessible
Toilet available
Parking available
Public transport
Cold
Photography allowed

Built at the start of the Second World War, the purpose of this concrete bunker was to protect the Netherlands' most important art treasures from air attacks. About 800 artworks, including Rembrandt's Night Watch, Potter's The Young Bull, and Vermeer's Little Street, were stored here for three years. In the underground marl corridors, the air is chilly and damp. An ingenious climate control system ensured these delicate canvasses remained undamaged. In addition to the vault, you'll also visit the keepers' room, and the room used by the Dutch military police, charged with guarding the vault and the entrance tunnel. You'll also take a look at the technical room where the vault's climate was controlled. The guide will also entertain you with interesting anecdotes about the occupiers as well as the resistance. This is a short tour of a unique bit of heritage that offers a mixture of history, culture, and art.

November 2019

There are no tours available for this month.