Actions taken against the spread of coronavirus


Dear SCHUNCK visitor,

SCHUNCK will limit activities this month due to the coronavirus.
We would like to inform you on our measures.

We follow developments closely. When there are changes, you will find the updated information on this page and on our social channels.

Kind regards,

[This page will be updated with the latest relevant information when available]

march 31

There will be no activities until June 1. This also applies to services outside our own locations, such as schools and healthcare institutions.

march 23

Today we received news that interlibrary loan (the delivery books between libraries) is being halted. The reason for this is that more and more libraries are closing their doors to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. As a result, many applications can no longer be processed and both provincial and national loan traffic is becoming less and less meaningful. That is why SPN (Cooperating Provincial Support Institutions), VOB (Association of Public Libraries) and KB (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) have jointly decided to stop all lending traffic until 6 April.
As a result, our reservation system is no longer available and we are unable to process incoming reservations. We will remain open online:

update: march 15 2020

SCHUNCK closes buildings to the public

As a result of additional government measures, SCHUNCK has decided to immediately close the buildings until April 6. This applies to the museum, the music and dance school and the libraries.

From monday March 16, SCHUNCK will no longer organise any activities (until April 6). This also applies to services outside our own locations, such as schools and healthcare institutions.

Liabry media
Due to the temporary closure you cannot go to the libraries. Do not worry about fines on borrowed media; We do not calculate this over the period that we are closed. You can still make a reservation during the period that the libraries are closed. Reservations already made will remain. You can pick up material from April 7.

Music and Dance Lessons
Unfortunately, there are no classes for the next three weeks – for the safety of our students and teachers.

  • Continuity / As you know, the school year at SCHUNCK Music and Dance consists of a minimum of 35, a maximum of 40 weeks. With the absence of the next three teaching weeks, 37 teaching weeks remain for the rest of this year, keeping us within the agreed amount of guaranteed teaching hours. For this reason, there is currently no refund of tuition fees.
  • Knipkaarten / Teachers do their utmost to fill in as many lessons from the ‘knipkaarten’ as possible. We hope for understanding if the exact numbers of  inteded lessons is not reached.
  • Performances / All concerts, performance evenings and the soloist competition during this period will be canceled. We will plan new dates as soon as possible.
  • Message from our teachers: Take care of yourselfs and use the upcoming time to practice!

On this page we will keep informing you about all further consequences of this decision.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

We are also available by Phone on Mondays till Fridays between 10.00 – 11.00 a.m. on 06-18 30 03 94.

March 13, 2020

Actions taken related to the coronavirus:

We take extra hygiene measures at all locations. We kindly request that you stay at home if you suffer from a cough, (nose) cold, respiratory tract and / or fever.

All group activities in the libraries are canceled until March 31.
The libraries remain open to borrow books and other materials (obsolete since March 15).
The study room in the Glass Palace is open as usual (obsolete since March 15).

Music and Dance
The lessons and rehearsals continue (obsolete since March 15).
Until March 31, all performances, concours and competitions have been postponed.

The museum will be closed from March 14 until March 31.

Food and Drinks 
The catering industry in the Glass Palace is open. Operators take extra hygiene measures (obsolete since March 15).



For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

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