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ANBI status

General Benefit Institution.

Herman Brood Museum Foundation


Contact details
Blijmarkt 21,
8011ND Zwolle
+31 383035597

The aim of the foundation is to exhibit the works of Herman Brood and rock 'n roll artists, as well as to develop and promote activities aimed at preserving the heritage and memory of Herman Brood as a musician and artist, as well as everything else. is directly or indirectly related to or can be conducive to all this, all in the broadest sense of the word.

Board composition and function
Mr. Johan Gerardus la Faille (member)
Mr. Johannes Rients Bolt (treasurer)
Mr. Ivo Peter de Lange (chairman)

Remuneration Policy
The members of the board do not receive any remuneration for their work. They are entitled to reimbursement of the costs incurred by them in the performance of their duties.

Main outlines of the policy plan
Herman Brood is a household name in the cultural sector of the Netherlands. Not only because of his creative excesses on stage or on the canvas, but above all because of the way in which he marketed himself. In 2001 he decided to end his life. His name is honored through the Herman Brood Museum. We provide a place where fans, friends and family can reminisce. In addition, we hope to make his name known to the generation that may never have heard the name Herman Brood. Finally, Herman is and will remain the son of Zwolle and because many people come to the museum, the city will also benefit from this. 

Report of activities performed and financial reporting

Intended planning
Due to corona, the planning of the museum is currently very uncertain. The planning for 2021 is therefore subject to change.

Planning 2021 In association with:
Exhibition Queen Mark Hayward
Exhibition The Police Management Police
Exhibition Cuby and The Blizzards Cuby Museum / Hans la Faille
Edition Book Luc Verschuren / Peter Pels

Activity calendar

Willy DeVille
October 20 - December 31, 2019

From October 20, 2019, an exhibition about Willy DeVille can be admired in the Herman Brood Museum. The Willy DeVille Int. Fan Club contributed to the realization of this exhibition. In addition, photos can be seen of: Dirk W. de Jong, Patricia Steur and Gerard Wessel. Trudy Jost (Austria) has made costumes available by her.

Erik Neimeijer
July 20 - October 19, 2019

Saturday July 27 the official opening with live music from the master himself! Erik Neimeijer is a rock musician and painter of large colorful paintings. His fiery depictions of gambling men, musicians, airplanes, bulls, fast cars, lovers and tropical scenes have a Caribbean vibe and a loose but highly recognizable style. Somewhere between Walt Disney and Diego Rivera he creates a dynamic, loving and proud new world. Erik Neimeijer (1982) graduated as a psychologist but plays guitar and sings in the non-stop touring rock band Bökkers. In the summer of 2017 he had his first art exhibition and started painting and exhibiting in various Dutch (and Caribbean) galleries in the same non-stop way as he makes his music. This summer a large solo exhibition will open in the Herman Brood Museum in Zwolle.

Hulbert Waldroup
June 16, 2019

Hulbert Waldroup is an artist from America who collaborates with IQ Kunstuitleen. IQ invited him to come to Zwolle for a week. One of these days we welcomed him at the Herman Brood Museum. Being quite a Rock'n Roll, it fits perfectly with the Museum. Very nice to tap into a new target group through his art.





Exhibition Koppelkerk Bredevoort
May 26 - July 21, 2019

During this period we have furnished the Koppelkerk in Bredevoort with part of our Brood Collection. They have supplemented this themselves with the organization of fun small events and workshops.

The Rolling Stones
March 23 - July 19, 2019

On Saturday 23 March 2019, the Herman Brood Museum opened a temporary photo exhibition of The Rolling Stones in addition to the permanent Brood Collection. The collection consists of never before seen photos by photographer Harm Botman (1952 - 2012) and photos by Bullet-Ray. This exhibition lasts until the end of June. Several times a year, the Herman Brood Museum will emphasize Rock 'n Roll by organizing high-profile exhibitions of photo collections that have not been seen in the Netherlands before, in addition to the permanent Brood collection. Collections including Queen, The Who, Andy Summers, Andy McCoy, The Beatles, Cuby & The Blizzards and many others are on the program.
The first exhibition is completely dedicated to The Rolling Stones and consists of photos of
Harm Botman and Bullet-Ray.



Art loan from Stedelijk Museum Vianen
April 8, 2018 to July 1, 2018

The paintings in Vianen are on loan from Ivo de Lange, a childhood friend of Brood from Zwolle and an avid collector of his art. Ten months ago he opened his own Herman Brood Experience in Zwolle. “The collection that is now hanging in Vianen has also been on display in several other places in the country. And we will do it more often. ""

Herman Brood has made countless paintings and drawings, but a permanent collection can only be seen in Zwolle, in addition to the temporary one now in Vianen. "Not bad," said Xandra Brood. "Let Herman's art roam a little through the country, that is also part of him."

Serge & Herman
September 8, 2018

The Gainsbourg event is organized in Zwolle every year. A small-scale festival that is entirely devoted to French Chansons, French delicacies and above all a French atmosphere. This year, the organization of the event decided to take a different approach and to collaborate with the Herman Brood Museum under the name Serge & Herman. Although Serge Gainsbourg and Herman Brood seem to be diametrically opposed, this made for a super fun, playful interaction.
In addition to the Herman Brood Museum, various catering establishments joined and it became a pleasant afternoon with French Chansons, Rock 'n Roll, delicious French dishes and art by Herman Brood.

Workshops - Painting in Broodstyle

In addition to one-off events, recurring projects have also been organized. This also applies to the workshops led by Jeroen van Doornik. Several times a year we have organized this by registration. Brood fans can register in advance and get a tour of the Museum and a workshop painting in Broodstyle while enjoying a snack and a drink.