Becoming a donor or a sponsor

Why become a donor or sponsor?

If you want to contribute to a museum of worldwide significance, if you believe that archaeology and antiquities matter, and if you are a corporate enterprise seeking to increase your visibility in the Netherlands, then becoming a donor of the National Museum of Antiquities is an ideal choice.

Donations and bequests

Donations and bequests are used to enhance and preserve the collection and to fund activities to raise awareness of antiquities and archaeology, as well as to fund new research and educational programmes.

Support an exhibition or event

You may also wish to link your name or brand to a particular product, project or event, for example: an upcoming exhibition, publication or conference. The museum serves as an outstanding, attractive platform to demonstrate your social commitment and to promote your brand among the Dutch general public. We will be happy to meet with you to discuss the exclusive benefits of a partnership.

Bank transfer

Donations can be transferred to: account number NL84 RABO 0177 087 854 in the name of Stichting Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, with the reference ‘schenking’ (=’donation’). Donations are kept in a dedicated fund.

Fiscal benefits

The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (registered as Stichting Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) has an official ANBI status (charitable or public interest institution). This registration at the Tax Service provides fiscal benefits to sponsors and contributors in the Netherlands, and in some cases also those from outside the country. Your donation will be used in its entirety for the good of the museum.

American donors

American donors may be eligible for tax benefits. We have an agreement with the Netherlands-America Foundation (NAF, which is registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation.

Named Endowment Fund

We also offer individuals the option of setting up a Named Endowment Fund. The donor can specify the purpose of the fund, which is managed by the National Museum of Antiquities. For more information, please send a message to the Director, Wim Weijland.

Donate an object

You may also wish to donate an object to the museum or to support the purchase of an art object. To learn more about the opportunities for doing so, please send a message to the Director, Wim Weijland.

Becoming a corporate sponsor

The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities offers businesses a range of options for donations and sponsorships:

  • You can become a corporate ‘Friend’ by joining the Friends’ association Stichting Zakenvrienden van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden 
  • You can become a primary sponsor through a customised partnership with benefits that meet your business objectives and that ensure the delivery of a valuable return on your investment.


If you would like to sponsor or donate to the museum or to learn more about the benefits and possibilities, please send a message to the Director, Wim Weijland, or call +31 (0)71 516 3106.