Friends of the RKD

Become a Friend of the RKD!

Our organisation the C. Hofstede de Groot/RKD Friends Society was set up in 1993 and is named after the founder of the RKD, Cornelis Hofstede de Groot (1863-1930). As a Friend you are closely involved in the developments and activities of the RKD. You also contribute to the preservation of and additions to our collections. In addition, the Friends contributed to the publication of the RKD Bulletin and contributed to the publication Treasures of the RKD

RKD Friends are eligible to a number of personal priveleges:

  • 50% discount on the RKD annual pass
  • 75% discount on the RKD annual pass for Friend Students (up to 25 years)
  • 50% discount on the RKD day pass
  • 50% discount to RKD Talks
  • Participation in exclusive Friend excursions
  • You receive our digital newsletter
  • A welcome gift

If you opt for a partner membership you can always bring someone along to the Friends’ activitites.


There are different ways to support the RKD as a Friend:

Friend Student
(Till 25 years of age)
€ 25 each year
Friend € 50 each year
Partner membership
(Valid for two persons)
€ 80 each year
Donator € 100 each year
Company benefactor € 500 each year
RKD Circle € 1000 every five years

Becoming a Friend is simple. To do so, or to make a donation, simply fill in the online registration form or hand in a registration card to the reception. Would you like more information before committing? Then send an email to