Enjoy A Kids Day Out At The Miffy Museum

Meet Utrecht’s Most Famous Face

The Nijntje Museum is the city’s best playground for small children!

Deep in the charming city of Utrecht, the Nijntje Museum is dedicated to Miffy (Nijntje in Dutch) the beloved bunny character created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. As you step into this vibrant museum, you’re transported into the enchanting world of Nijntje, a place where imagination reigns supreme.

The museum’s interactive exhibits are thoughtfully designed to captivate children’s curiosity, with rooms that mirror scenes from the Miffy books. Each space invites little explorers to dive into Nijntje’s universe, whether it’s visiting her house, exploring the zoo, or playing with friends.

For tiny tots, the museum is a sensory haven. They can crawl, play, and learn through tactile experiences, all while being surrounded by the familiar figures from Bruna’s illustrations. It’s not just a museum; it’s an adventure!

MIFFY & FRIEND
MIFFY MUSEUM DAYTIME
NIJNTJE MUSEUM NIGHT

The facility has both a café and a gift shop with all sorts of Miffy-themed merchandise, including T-shirts, toys, puzzles, craft books, and illustrated storybooks in different languages. It’s open from 10 am to 5pm Tuesday thru Sunday, and can be visited without a museum ticket.

By contrast the Nijntje Café is only available to museum visitors. The restaurant offers food with various dietary preferences like gluten/lactose-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Visitors can enjoy Miffy pancakes, hot sandwiches,  or a Miffy poké bowl.   Note: Outside food is not allowed.

Ticket Prices

  • Children aged 0 to 1 year: Free.
  • Children aged 2 to 6 years: €12.
  • Children aged 7 to 17 years: €8.
  • Adults, Parents & Caregivers: €8.

Getting There

By Bike : Park your bike next to the entrance of the Centraal Museum or at Nicolaaskerkhof. There’s also an electric bike charging station near the entrance of Museum Centraal cafe.

By Public Transport : Take bus #2 from Utrecht Centraal station towards the Museumkwartier. You can also take the train to Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn station, and from there it’s a 10-minute walk to the museum.

By Car : Parking is limited in the city center. From the Vaartsche Rijn and Springweg parking garages, it’s a 10-minute walk. Consider using the Park & Ride facilities in Utrecht. A day ticket costs €5, and it’s valid for up to 5 people. Find more information at Goedopweg.nl.

MIFFY CARDS

The Nijntje Museum is more than just a tribute to a children’s book character; it’s a cultural gem that embodies the spirit of childhood wonder. It’s a must-visit for families traveling through Utrecht, promising an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories and perhaps a newfound appreciation for the simple yet profound stories as life lessons.

Though not recommended for single adult visitors, parents will appreciate the museum’s thoughtful layout, ensuring that the little ones can not only roam freely, but safely. The museum also hosts various events and workshops, making each visit unique and engaging. It’s a place where creativity is nurtured, and the legacy of Dick Bruna is celebrated, not just through his art, but through the joy and learning it brings to children.