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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 NEW

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
46 helpful votes 46 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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26 reviews 26 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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22 reviews 22 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
98 helpful votes 98 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

the Valkhof Museum is a great place for spending a rainy - or too sunny- afternoon. The exhibtions range from Archaeology (the museum holds most of the material on the Roman in Nijmegen) as well as paintings and a lovely cameo exhibition on the Peace of Nijmegen incl. the famous Antwerp wallhangings and a dolls house like model of the... More

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Romans had an extensive fort and community here 2000 years ago that they named Noviomagus. The museum has extensive artifacts and models. There was an interesting 1960's feminist art show on at the time that was quite good

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