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Central Museum

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Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, 3512XC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031 30 2362362
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great little museum for lovers of art and history

The Central Museum of Utrecht houses some fine works, and should not be missed by those doing a cultural tour of minor centres of Dutch Art. Thoroughly enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mystery mole
Claygate, Surrey
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Claygate, Surrey
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Central Museum of Utrecht houses some fine works, and should not be missed by those doing a cultural tour of minor centres of Dutch Art. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank mystery mole
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside looking in and from the great entrance area I really had high hopes for this museum, but was left totally and utterly disappointed. I am used to European museums of this scale to be really spectacular or at very least interesting...this was neither. Having said that this is purely from what they had on display...not the building... More 

Thank Darcy L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We liked the visit to the central museum. It had a temporary exhibition on light with around 50 unique pieces of art on light and lighting. In the permanent setting of the museum new pieces of art are placed among older pieces which gives an interesting perspective on how certain topics have been universal to art whatever the period. There... More 

Thank Remon_Thea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

One of the nicest contemporary art museum, there is special section for Miffy, I thought at first Miffy is one of character from Sanrio company. And it's not, there is a replica of Dick Bruna's office inside the museum. Yes it is his name, the creator of Miffy. There is Miffy's house in front of Central Museum, but when I... More 

Thank durudududu
Sydney, Australia
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194 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I was slightly disappointed with the museum as the exhibition I wanted to see was closed. Much of the museum is currently shut for rennovations so there is a limited range to see. What was there was an eclectic mix of items. The light exhibition wasn't to my taste, but I think it would be to others so worth a... More 

Thank KLS2602
Pristina, Kosovo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Rather disappointed in the current layout having last visited here 8 years ago. The 1000 year old ship has now been tricked out with a light and sound show that makes it close to impossible to see, and overall attempts to enhance the experience seem to have smothered the innate quality of many of the objects, Still, it has some... More 

Thank diggadoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had never heard of the childrens' character Miffy, but the exhibition in the attic of the museum including the artist's workroom was fascinating. The furniture of Rietveld was also very interesting. The cafe is a lovely peaceful spot.

Thank Jane D
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I went here in January 2014. Highlight of the collection is a 1000-year old ship found in the vicinity. There are many works by Rietveld on display. Also many nice traditional paintings, and among the more modern ones I think there is a Toorop. Separate (temporary?) exhibitions about time, and the capital sins.

Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Very well organised, displayed an art of different time and culture of dutch people. The most impressive for me was the Viking ship.

Thank Domniki7
Monroe, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Just not quite sure what you're getting into here. Quite a mix of a lot of different things, and a bit of a maze for a layout. A large part is the "light exhibit" that is very modern, but unless that is your thing - I just don't get it.

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