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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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old ship and paintings, and Rietveld stuff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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English first
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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211 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 60 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 

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