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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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We enjoyed the Miffy exposition/ play area

We were here for the Miffy exposition for the little museum-lovers, and it was great. The youngest enjoy the games and toys a lot. I would say 1 to 6 year olds will enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Marianne C
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Monroe, Connecticut
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Mashed60
Horsham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My Granddaughter was celebrating her 2nd birthday on 10th Septemeber and has been hearing stories of Miffy since she was born, so we flew to Amsterdam from London, then got a train to Utrechth. Visiting the Miffy exhibition was brilliant. So much for little ones to do through play and music. We spent some happy hours here. Excellent facilities, cafe... More 

Thank Joyce S
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We were here for the Miffy exposition for the little museum-lovers, and it was great. The youngest enjoy the games and toys a lot. I would say 1 to 6 year olds will enjoy themselves here a tremendously! It's not a big area of the museum that is used for this, and it's temporary. I believe it ends in October.... More 

Thank Marianne C
Rome, Italy
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We have been at the Central Museum for the 60 years celebration of Miffy, having two children. The house of the creator of this character is closed so the museum host in 4 rooms the birthday of Miffy with plays and funny expositions related to a birthday party. The museum in itself is nice and well organized; even if is... More 

Thank RobertoRosi
Wellington, Somerset
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My fault not theirs but there is a large Miffy exhibition there whilst the Miffy House is closed, excellent for young Miffy fans but not so interesting for others. The Museum is a little difficult to manoeuvre around I was never too sure what I would find behind the clouded glass doors. Somethings were interesting other were not. Everyone was... More 

Thank Sophie040
Marquette, MI
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188 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I think the special exhibits make this museum great. Interesting layout, and the focus, of course, is on Flemish artists. Small cafe on premises, nice museum shop.

Thank lizardMarquette_MI
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The museum was quite interesting. We visited as we wanted to see the Rietveld Schroder and Dick Buna House and the ticket covers all three attractions. The Bruna house is closed until December for a revamp in the meantime 3 galleries have been transformed into an interactive Miffy experience with useful info for children and adults alike. I used my... More 

Thank S_Forder
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Frankly I went there just because of miffy. The other area of the museum was just average, even for a museum lover like me. A wonderful place for kids, and the cafe/ garden is definitely a lovely place to spend a relaxing afternoon on a warm sunny day.

Thank Joanne H
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This museum is an interesting little place. There are some exhibits of Rietveld and at the time of our visit the highlight of the place an extended exhibition of Nijntje (Miffy) that had been put together lovingly from original art work, interactive corners for children and other displays. Beyond that, the museum is a collection of decent art and exhibits,... More 

Thank Platysnisi
New York, NY
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Best part about the museum besides its architecture between modern and old and gift shop was the Miffy exhibit. The layout of the museum was difficult to follow, the curation peculiar, not much available in English and the masterpieces of the Museum were dark, dreary and lacking soul. By thie time, we got to this room, we had enough.

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