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Central Museum

Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Lange Nieuwstraat)
0031 30 2362362
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Ranked #14 of 47 attractions in Utrecht
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This building is quite labyrinthian place but as I was there for the special exhibition on Dutch Surrealism, it seemed appropriate. The permanent collection was fairly engaging, but the Dutch Surrealism show may be the best curated museum exhibition I've ever seen. I'm still processing it.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went here for the temporary 'Arrrgh! Monsters in fashion' exhibition and saw some of the regular collection as well. They have some nice pieces in the collection (including some Rietveld items) and have acquired some cool new items too in the last two years (clothing and furniture from different designers and 'Tank Man' by Fernando Sanchéz Castillo, for example).... More

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186 reviews 186 reviews
107 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This museum has a ittle bit of everything. They span from having some interesting Roman artifacts, paintings from artists in the area, modern furniture, remnants of an old ship that still reeks of tar, very odd and creepy fashion rooms, a 7 deadly sins modern art interpretation and a Miffy the cartoon character area for children. A very eclectic collection... More

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Athens, Greece
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

If you are intrested in art and design and have some time in the city don't miss this museum. It will give you a lot of valuable facts about local history, and dutch history in general from 16th century until now. Through 12 rooms you will be able to explore modern design, de stijl movement and the amazing work of... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The best was the ship in the ground ( You cant miss it m ) LIght instalation and sounds make an impression on me ! Here U find a totally mix the culture and times, it was something new for me. I didn't understand it but it was realy interesting

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I absolutely fell in love with this museum. Its not boring or typical, every Exposition is diffirent, inspiring, suprising or even shocking. I also didnt have a problem to find it. The stuff was very helpfull, one particular man-guid was willing to share all the info he knows and he knew really a lot. There is a very nice comfortable... More

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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great art work, fantastic 300 years of peace treaty exhibition. only real disappointed was, that we visited in August, which I presume is when a lot of tourists are around, however the cafe was closed, the resturant was the only thing open. The resturant had only one cook who had to take the orders, cook the food, be the waitress... More

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34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This museum is just okay at best'. If you have the museum card and happen to be in town and maybe looking for a way to spend a rainy day go for it, otherwise the road construction and difficult parking make this not worth the effort.

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Toronto, Canada
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210 reviews 210 reviews
71 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Occupying several reclaimed and adapted buildings, and dealing with art, archaelogy, and history, this is a splendid venue. The collection of painting is not huge, but is well selected, with particular attention to the Utrecht Caravagists, Van Baburen, Van Honthorst, and Ter Brugghen. The modern art is also very good. Of special interest this summer and fall is an exhibition... More

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Pourville-sur-Mer, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

centraal museum in opposit of dick bruna house buy a museumcard and you can visit 466 musea for free

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