Frequently asked questions



Who is the Children’s Book Museum for?
The Children’s Book Museum is fun for everyone! For our littlest visitors, we have exhibitions like ‘I am Frog’ (ages 0-6) and ‘ABC with the animals’ (ages 2-6). ‘Papiria’ is perfect for slightly older children (ages 7 and up). Even for adults, a visit to the Children’s Book Museum is a lot of fun; you get to learn all there is to know about youth literature and look at beautiful illustrations, for example.

Is there a way for me to stay up-to-date on the Children’s Book Museum’s activities?

There is! Here on our website you have the option of subscribing to our newsletter, which goes out several times a year and is filled with information about exhibitions, events and promotions. Visiting our website regularly, liking our Facebook page and/or following us on Twitter and Instagram are also great ways of staying up-to-date.


Can I visit the museum to find more information about a particular children’s book author or illustrator?

Yes, the reading room of the Literature Museum / Children’s Book Museum is the perfect place to go if you are looking for information about Dutch children’s book authors and illustrators. The reading room has an extensive collection of specialised literature and a huge archive of clippings of reviews and interviews from various newspapers and magazines.

How do I contact the Children’s Book Museum?

If you have a question, complaint, response or comment about the Children’s Book Museum, please send an email to or call 070-333 96 66.


What is the Children’s Book Museum?

At the museum, children can discover, experience, and create stories. They get acquainted with youth literature through playful activities and discover how inspiring stories can be. Creative use of language and encouragement to enjoy reading and writing are central to all of the museum’s exhibitions and activities.



How do the timeslots work?

In the ticket shop, you select the day of your choice. After you have selected a day, you will see the current availability. Choose the moment that suits you best. The timeslot chosen is your entry time, after which you can stay at the museum for two hours. 


Are there any tickets available at the cash desk?
Yesm but we advise to visit the museum with an online ticket. 


Can I change my timeslot?
It is not possible to return tickets, so make sure you plan your visit properly!


I have a Museumkaart or another discount card. Do I have to make a reservation?
Yes, we advise everyone to reserve a ticket online because of the Corona measures. Of course you can still visit the museum for free with a Museumkaart. Do not forget to show your Museumkaart at the cash desk! 

I have not received my tickets. What should I do?
You receive your tickets by email. Sometimes it may take a couple of hours before you receive your tickets. If you did not receive an email, check your spam box first. If you did not receive an attachment, contact us via or call 070-3339666

Is there parking available near the museum?

The museum does not have its own parking facilities, but there are several parking garages nearby (go here for an overview). All parking in the area is paid.


Is the museum accessible for strollers and/or wheelchairs?

Yes, visitors can easily access the Children’s Book Museum with a stroller and/or wheelchair, and there are lifts to every floor.


Does the museum have a wheelchair-accessible bathroom?

Yes, the museum has a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.


Am I allowed to bring my dog into the museum?

Only guide dogs are allowed in the museum.


Can I use PIN or my credit card to pay at the Children’s Book Museum?

The whole museum and the museum shop accept PIN, but payment with a credit card is not possible.


Does the museum sell Museumkaarten?

Yes, our register sells Museumkaarten.


 Is the museum closed on holidays?

The Children’s Book Museum is closed on King’s Day, Dutch Liberation Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We are open on all other holidays.


Is the museum open at night?

No, the museum is closed at night


Are larger groups required to make reservations beforehand?

We prefer advance notice for visits concerning groups of over 10 people. All museum classes and other educational programmes must be booked in advance.


Am I allowed to take photos in the museum?

Taking photos is permitted, however flash must be disabled.