The museum

In Limburg’s beautiful landscape, between the historic cities of Maastricht and Aachen,
you will find the Museum de Schat van Simpelveld. This museum, located in a monumental
convent, houses a large art collection. The museum’s collection of highly refined embroidery from the 19th and 20th centuries known as needle painting, ranks among the absolute best.
In addition, the museum shows a splendid collection of paintings, golden chalices,
wax figures and medieval sculptures. You will be given a glimpse of conventual life
in the early 20th century.

The museum
Six years later, in 2018, the Museum de Schat van Simpelveld opens, which exhibits the most impressive pieces in a dignified and appealing way. But it is also a place where the knowledge and skills of more than a century of art production are transferred to a new generation. The sisters themselves play an important role in this, both in front and behind the scenes.

Video: (Dutch)

The volunteers
The museum’s board and staff cannot do without the efforts of dozens of volunteers. From ticket sales to museum shop and from tour to research is done thanks to the efforts of volunteers. Are you also interested in joining the best volunteer team? Send an e-mail to

Support us
Museum de Schat van Simpelveld is a Public Benefit Institution (Cultural ANBI). This means that no gift and inheritance tax is paid on donations and they fully benefit the museum’s objectives. This can effectively mean that a regular donation of € 1,000 per year will cost you only € 350. A donation can be 125 or even 150% deductible under certain conditions. Please contact us for more information about this.

Thanks to the status of cultural ANBI, Museum de Schat van Simpelveld is also exempt from inheritance tax, so that your bequest will continue to benefit the museum. If you are considering bequest, you can attach additional wishes or conditions. For more information about the possibilities, please contact us.

Click here to download the Policy Plan of Museum de Schat van Simpelveld.

Click to download the report on the 2020 annual accounts.
Click to download the report on the 2019 annual accounts.
Click to download the report on the 2018 annual accounts.

Our opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 17:00
Thursday 11:00 – 17:00
Friday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 13:00 – 17:00
Sunday 13:00 – 17:00

The museum is open all year round, with the exception of New Year’s Day, Carnival, Easter Sunday, Whit Sunday and Christmas Day

Educational programs
Educational programs have been developed especially for school groups with a combination of discovering, doing and experiencing.

Timely reservation is important. Look here for more information.