The revamped Miffy Museum opened to the public on 21 June 2023. Soda was responsible for designing the renovation and the new areas. Earlier, in 2016, Soda completed the transformation of the former Dick Bruna house into the Miffy Museum (see also 'Advice'). The Miffy Museum subsequently became such a success in terms of visitor numbers that Soda was asked to design both an extension and a redesign of the existing museum.
At the rear of this listed monument, an extension of almost 900 m2 is realised, including a traffic area to accommodate the large audience numbers. Also, the museum now boasts a Miffy museum café, a 360-degree projection room and new themed areas. Existing rooms have been renovated, and facilities such as toilets and cloakrooms have been expanded. The entire museum is accessible by wheelchair and account has been taken of children with sensitivity to stimuli and visual or hearing impairments. This ensures that the Miffy Museum is now fully prepared to welcome a large and diverse public.
Photo above: Jelle Draper
Photo above: design Soda
Both parts of the museum, old and new, are connected by a transparant corridor. In this glass passage the monumental facade is visible.
The time lapse shows part of the work that was carried out to build the rear extension. It shows a three-quarter-year period starting with the completion of the foundation and ending with the removal of the scaffolding.
Time lapse makers: @krab.amsterdam
The other images are renderings.
The extension was commissioned by the Centraal Museum itself, in collaboration with Soda, construction company Van Middendorp, Driepas Bouwadvies, Energetica-advies, Bouwbedrijf Van Veldhuizen, Stigho Electro, ITN, Potztausend and Mr.Beam.