Support the museum

Sponsorship opportunities at the museum

The Museum receives an annual subsidy of € 50,000 from the Municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul. However, we must raise an additional € 50,000 a year through entrance fees, the sale of books and art, subsidies, contributions from Friends and Benefactors and sponsorship.

Ongoing investment in the preservation and expansion of our collection and museum is made possible thanks to the generous support of individuals and companies.

Join and Give

Help us make Valkenburg Museum a place where everyone can enjoy Limburg’s artistic and historic heritage.

The Museum has three categories of main sponsors.

  1. Main sponsors : the following categories receive sponsor recognition in all the museum’s communications:

Gold : donations above € 30,000 Silver: donations above € 15,000 Bronze : donations above € 5,000

  1. Naming opportunities: € 5,000; the name of the sponsor is inscribed on a plaque.

Galleries named after our sponsors:

Kiwanis Valkenburg a/d Geul (Charles Eijck gallery)
Stichting Jacques Vonk (Jacques Vonk gallery)

  1. Sponsorship contributions from € 500 to € 5,000: receive sponsor recognition in materials relating to an exhibition or other event.
  2. Sponsorship contributions from € 50 to € 500: recognition on ‘The Wall of Fame’.

The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration will even increase your donation, which makes donating even more attractive!

We would like to express our gratitude to numerous organizations, companies, and private patrons for their generous support.

  • Beers Financieel Adviesbureau
  • Cultuurfonds Limburg
  • Django Dancewear
  • Euregio Habets Royen
  • Municipality Valkenburg aan de Geul
  • Mondriaan Fund
  • Provincie Limburg
  • Pub Henry VIII

If you’d like to make a donation towards supporting the Museum or a particular exhibition, please get in touch with our board member and Marketing Director Jolanda Rikers:

Gifts and legacies

Valkenburg Museum is a cultural ANBI (Public Benefit Organization) – and doesn’t have to pay any inheritance or gift tax on the income it receives through gifts or legacies. Every donation is deductible, but a threshold and a maximum apply. The entire amount can be deducted without restrictions by drafting a donation agreement with the Museum to donate a certain amount for five years. Then this amount can be deducted in its entirety each year for tax purposes. You can download the appropriate form from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration:

Mr. F.E. Boon, Chairman of the Museum Board
K. Damhof, Treasurer

Sponsors of our refurbishment project:

Golden sponsors:

Municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul
Stichting Fien Huth
Stichting Elisabeth Strouven

Silver sponsor:

Fonds voor Sociale Instellingen

Galleries named after sponsors:

Kiwanis Valkenburg a/d Geul (Charles Eyck Gallery)
Stichting Jacques Vonk (Jacques Vonk Gallery)

We are also grateful to numerous other organizations, companies, and individuals for their financial contributions, large and small.


Stichting Museum Valkenburg has been designated an ANBI (Public Benefit Organization) by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. An ANBI is exempt from paying Dutch inheritance tax or gift tax on inheritances. In most instances, your contribution to Museum Valkenburg is deductible from your Dutch income tax or corporate income tax.

For more information on tax deductible donations, please go to the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration website (Dutch only):

Further details about ANBIs can be found here:

Legal definition of an ANBI

In legal terms, an organization can only be an ANBI if its efforts are almost entirely committed to the public benefit. It must also meet a number of additional conditions. A cultural ANBI is defined as a public benefit organization that is active in the cultural sector such as theater, dance and opera companies, orchestras, music ensembles, theaters, libraries, film houses, pop venues and museums.

The tax benefits of donating to an ANBI

To be eligible for ANBI status, at least 90% of the organization’s activities should serve the general interest.

An ANBI does not pay Dutch inheritance tax or gift tax on inheritances that it receives in the context of the general interest.

An ANBI does not pay gift tax over donations that are used for general interest.

If the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration grants ANBI status to an organization a donor can deduct the donations from their Dutch income tax or corporate income tax (subject to the relevant regulations).