Plan your visit
Visit the museum for a surprisingly enjoyable and informative experience. Be fascinated by intriguing stories and objects that illustrate the history of tax and customs in the Netherlands.
New in the permanent Exhibition
Come and experience this spectaculiar new part in the permanent exhibition. The museum offers a themed, interactive journey of discovery through the history of Dutch taxes and the world of Customs.
Temporary in our Museum
The painting ‘Veemarkt’ from Cornelis Saftleven (1659) is in 2023 on display in the Tax & Customs museum. This unique 17th-century painting which shows Rotterdam and is painted by a Rotterdam painter, is in loan from the Rotterdam museum.
Explore the museum’s special collection of paintings, silverworks, official dress and uniforms, objects used by smugglers, measuring and weighing instruments, prints, drawings, photos and unique documents.
About the museum
The Tax & Customs Museum was founded in 1937 to teach students of the National Tax Academy about the history of taxes. Through its collection, exhibitions, educational programmes and activities for visitors, the museum offers today a cultural-history adventure for young and old alike.