The Foundation's main goal is to excite interest for the Dutch Tile Museum (Nederlands
Tegelmuseum) in Otterlo, The Netherlands and to give it her full
Foundation seeks to collect knowledge as much as possible on all aspects
related to tiles and their production techniques.
Each last Saturday of September the
of the Foundation takes place in Otterlo or at another location in the
Netherlands (alternately); lectures on different tile subjects are
mostly combined with a tile exhibition or another tile related special
Each year in September, an annual, called TEGEL
is edited (in Dutch). This annual contains 6 to 8 articles on various tile
subjects written by members or sympathizers of the Foundation; TEGEL counts
48 to 56 pages and includes multiple black & white and colour
illustrations. In order to enable foreign members to understand the
subjects described, starting with TEGEL 25 (September 1997), an English
summary is appended to each article (these summaries are posted on this
website too). The annual is distributed
during the annual meeting to members who have paid their subscription
for the current year; those who are unable to attend the annual meeting,
will receive it by mail.
In February and September a
Newsletter, called Vriendennieuws,
is published (in Dutch) by the secretariat of the Foundation including
information on exhibitions set up in Nederlands Tegelmuseum, in the
Netherlands and abroad, the invitation letter and the agenda of the annual meeting,
requests from members, publicity and communications of the committee to
the members .
Members of the Foundation have free entrance
to the Dutch Tile Museum in Otterlo upon presentation of their
membership card. With a so-called partner-card free
entrance is also granted to the partner.
the Museum there are some special Show-cases of
the Friends. In these show-cases, exhibitions of tiles out of
the collections of the Friends are set up periodically.
fee amounts to € 25 per year
or € 32 with a partner. This amount is entirely
allocated to the Foundation. Each year 10% of the
contributions is donated to the museum.
Subscription can be made using the form on the
"Word Begunstiger" page or by sending name and full address
to the administrator:
G.J.M. de Ree, Springerstraat 153, 3822 TB Amersfoort.
At the beginning of each calendar year you will
receive a request for payment of your subscription. Foreign members can
pay the subscription by international payment using:
IBAN NL24 INGB 0001 6967 00 BIC
att. of Stichting Vrienden Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Amersfoort
IBAN NL60 ABNA 0434 5996 38 BIC
att. of Stichting Vrienden Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Amersfoort.
The members can contribute each year an extra
amount for the Donation fund; if one pays more than the
annual subscription fee and explicitly mentions "donation" on his
payment form, the excess will be deposited in the Donation fund. This
fund is used to purchase special tiles, books and educational material
that are offered to the Museum.
TEGEL publications of previous years can be bought during the annual
meeting or can be ordered from
Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Eikenzoom 12, 6731 BH Otterlo, The Netherlands, Tel. +31 (0)318 - 59 15 19 Fax +31 (0)318 - 59 20 00.
Or you can order them on-line via
n° 1 (1971)
up to n° 27 (1999) : € 4,50 [n° 21
(1993) : € 7]. From
n° 28 (2000)
: € 7
Some Tegel publications are no longer available. Please check
availability in the on-line Museumwinkel.
Today the Foundation has over
in The Netherlands and in several European countries including Belgium,
France, Germany, Denmark and England but also in the United States,
Canada and Japan.
Membership of the Foundation of Friends of the
Dutch Tile Museum
is a unique opportunity for any one who is interested
to get in touch with the Dutch Tile and stay informed.