Designed in neoclassical style by The Hague architect De Coninck, this former Palace of Justice was built between 1838 and 1841 and it has suffered a series of architectonical reforms.
In the 1980s, it was completely revamped by architect Arne Mastenbroek to serve as the new office for the National Planning Service’s information department. The Mastenbroek’s second renovation took place between 1994 and 2001, aimed to adapt the building to house the Museum for Naive and Outsider Art. In 2004, the building was reshaped to accommodate the Museum de Fundatie, which was expanded in 2012-2013 with the addition of a new exhibition space: an egg-shaped extension designed by Bierman Henket architects.
Architect: Eduard Louis de Coninck
Project date: ca. 1838
Museum de Fundatie and the sculpture garden around Kasteel het Nijenhuis are easily accessible by (electric) wheelchair. The castle itself is not particularly disabled-friendly.
WHEELCHAIRS FOR LOAN
Wheelchairs are available for loan at Museum de Fundatie and Kasteel Het Nijenhuis. They can be reserved in advance by phoning + 31 (0)572-388188. Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle provides wheelchair access via its side entrance along Potgietersingel.
Due to visitor numbers as well as limited space in some parts of the museum and also for purposes of safeguarding the art collection, mobility scooters are prohibited in our buildings; the museum provides the loan of wheelchairs instead.
Disabled parking at Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle is available along Potgietersingel (2 places) and at the Blijmarkt (2 places).
Disabled parking is provided at Kasteel Het Nijenhuis at the end of the driveway, close to the castle (2 places).
FREE ADMISSION FOR ASSISTANTS
Assistants are given free admission to the museum at both locations.
Officially trained guide dogs are welcome at our two locations.
HOW TO REACH
Will you be travelling by car? We advise you to use the parkings Emmawijk* or Burgemeester van Roijensingel, which are both within walking distance. Follow the P-route along the canals in the city centre. The Parkings are indicated on the blue road signs. Museum de Fundatie's entrance for wheelchairs is located on the side of the Potgietersingel.
If travelling by train: Museum de Fundatie is situated within walking distance of the Central Station in Zwolle. Follow the walking route via Stationsweg and Burgemeester van Roijensingel and you will arrive at the museum and the town centre in a matter of minutes.
At the front of the museum (Blijmarkt) are plenty of bicycle racks where you can park your bicycle for free. (Folding) bicycles are not allowed in the museum.