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Museum Het Valkhof

Kelkensbos 59, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands
024 3608805
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Nijmegen
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
61 helpful votes 61 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
5 reviews 5 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The museum is housed in the old center of Nijmegen, next to the park with the same name. The building is very modern with a lot of glass and is very light. Probably the most impressive part of the collection is the Roman part (well at least for the Netherlands), as Nijmegen was one of few Roman cities a lot... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I was visiting this modern looking museum, which wasn't the first time, just a quick visit. Thats that. This museum has some good Roman artifacts (Nijmegen is the oldest city of The Netherlands, first settlers were marching Romans in the year 5). It also has some good modern art. All in all: for an hour or 2, this is a... More

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