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Bonnefanten Museum

Address: Avenue Ceramique 250 | Postbus 1735, 6221 KX Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31433290190
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Ranked #16 of 34 Attractions in Maastricht
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Art museum featuring archaeological finds from the province of Limburg, sculptures from the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Art museum featuring archaeological finds from the province of Limburg, sculptures from the Maasland (1300-1550A.D.) and paintings of south Holland (1500-1750A.D.)

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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260 reviews 260 reviews
77 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The museum is a 15 minute walk from the old centre of Maastricht and housed in a building with a landmark exterior on the riverside. A central staircase leads to all levels and there is an intriguing column at the entrance that goes all the way up to the sky. There is an interesting collection of mostly religious art and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

So, here we were at the “Bonnefanten” Museum in Maastricht, “Bonnefanten” from the French "bons enfants" (good children), and in a way confirming the distinctive character not only of a museum but also of host-city Maastricht itself. One of my more thoughtful relatives, Marcel, a native of the region, had recommended we visit the Bonnefanten. Yes, discussing the Bonnefanten museum... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited the Museum last September with great expectation of a visual feast of new and old art. I can not believe how the current Director and Curator of this Publicly funded facility can get away with ridiculing its visitors with so called contemporary artworks wasting the beautiful spaces available in this building. I felt cheated and embarest by the... More 

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De Zilk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Interesting building , easy acces, good parking. The lovely collection is worth a visit. I enjoyed myselve inmensly, there is so much to see!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I would definitely recommend this museum. There is an easy access Q park very close to this museum. The building itself is big and interesting in itself. The staff were friendly and the space allows them to spread out the art and objects. The first part was medieval wooden statues of saints from the 13th century and a fine collection... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The architecture alone makes a visit worthwhile. Very friendly staff at the reception. The collection was an interesting mix of classic and modern art. A lot of religious art and old Dutch masters, a very interesting exhibition of Japanese art by artists that are in an mental institution. Apart from Sol LeWitt and Van Lieshout, we also enjoyed the exhibition... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The building itself is worth your visit. Standard collection not particularly interesting, temporary expositions can be thrilling or boring, as it is with modern art....

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Part permanent collection (lots of religious works) part temporary exhibitions. Not the greatest but fine to spend an hour or so away from the busier parts of Maastricht.

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Wilmslow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It wasn't a Museum as such, more of a modern art collection. We were hoping to learn something of Maastricht's past and heritage.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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67 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

On Eyewitness, my inseparable guide, it is in bold letters, so we had to go, when coming for couple of hours from Brussels on an independent day trip. The museum is very nice, we spent here 50 minutes, and 15 more at the store, where a 70% discount caught our eye. I'm not into art too much, but for you... More 

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