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Museum Het Valkhof

Kelkensbos 59, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands
024 3608805
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Nijmegen
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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English first
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Interesting museum, centrally located in the shopping area of Nijmegen. Therefore easy to visit while visiting Nijmegen. You can park your car next door in an underground garage. It offers a mix of local (Roman) history and modern art. The museum is of modern architecture.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went to this museum during my weekend-wandering. It is a very nice one. The collections range from archaeological stuffs even to modern art. It can cover a broad interest from the visitors. For sure, a lot of knowledge about history can be found here. The interior of the museum is great! It is very comfortable to enjoy the whole... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Takes you far back in history, which is great. There was also a large ceramic pottery collection, which was beautiful. On the negative side: A school class was there at the same time as us (which is totally fine of course), but they were laying all over the floors (they had an assignment to do, so some of them just... More

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Regina, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

After paying the nine euro admission I noticed a couple of people standing on the main stairs wearing black, futzing behind music stands. FREE CONCERT!! So after shuffling through the museum/gallery which was very good and set in an exquisite building, I heard some noises from the stairs. Next thing you know, six or seven or eight people climbed up... More

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manila
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7 reviews 7 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was unfortunate that many of the Roman artifacts displayed had no English translation.This was sad, because this Nijmegen museum had an extensive Roman artifact collection which could rival the major museums in the world- the Louvre or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Perhaps, they don't have the really grand artifacts like the major museums, but enough to have a... More

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Elsloo, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Interesting Roman archeological art and information. This month there was also another exhibition (something with color) but it was nothing special and it had some really ugly paintings. The pop art collection was however very nice.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A modern museum with space used well. Dramatic contrasts between Roman glass and pottery, mediaeval paintings and the glass & steel construction. Nice cafe which just happened to have an amazing duo playing when I visited. Made me stop and order another coffee to stay longer and listen. Some lovely views through the windows of one of the bridges across... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Shows the history of Nijmegen in abundant artefacts and has a prominent display of main dutch popart (a lot of Shinkiji Tajiri), beside other Nice modern and historical Art. Very good place to pay a visit if you are interested in the collection. Nice restaurant as well, good restroom facilities, and above all a nice and professional staff.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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204 reviews 204 reviews
131 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

During a rainy day I decided that it was a perfect moment to visit this museum. I didn't know anything about this museum and had little expectations. So I was pleasantly surprised that the collection is awesome and very varied, from Roman art and medieval paintings to modern art and some very interesting but pretty unknown artists. I was delighted... More

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London
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135 reviews 135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nijmegen has an amazing history and all this you can see in this museum. Their collection is various and it starts already from before the Romans until today. A must see ....

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