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Central Museum

Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Lange Nieuwstraat)
0031 30 2362362
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Ranked #23 of 49 Attractions in Utrecht
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum is small to medium sized. It comprises of a wide range of art display. Very interesting range I would say. Worth a visit definitely. But the museum is very confusing like a maze. Wifi is provided for free in the museum for you to download and play their audio guide but you can use it for otherwise. :)

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Athens, Greece
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

it is an interesting place with a collection that covers a rich variety of things they run interesting temporary exhibitions as well it is not famous for groundbreaking shows but you can spend a nice afternoon there

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Central Museum offers a curious mix. You get as well an overview of Utrecht's history, with paintings, statues, books and more. But there is also a fashion exposition, an archaeology loft, early 20th century furniture and a few more temporarily expositions. Overall it is interesting, queer, charming. Yet I failed to understand why the collection was assembled as it... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Be sure to leave enough time to explore this museum; there is a lot to see. Small cafe in a separate building. Viking long boat is impressive; also some of the Man Ray art

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visiting this museum was a little disappointing. besides getting lost in the museum al the time, the collection is limited an somewhat random. If you want to know more about Utrecht then be sure to go there, If you want to thrilled by art beter visit Amsterdam, Rotterdam of The Hague

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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124 reviews 124 reviews
31 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The central museum has a broader collection but to me it is the sometimes forgotten gem on 20th century art behind its bigger brothers in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The complex itself is a bizarre combination of a closter from the golden age and modern design. The collection holds the same contradiction. Nice thing about the central museum is that it... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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240 reviews 240 reviews
209 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This mediumsized to small museum offers dutch masters from Utrecht and temporary exhibitions. Due to renovations the museum may seem smaller. Next to Univeriteitsmuseun and it,s oude hortus gardens

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very friendly staff, some very good paintings and artefacts. I was surprised to stumble on a room with some extremely explicit - and I mean really explicit - paintings of nudes with no prior warning. Clearly the Dutch are less uptight than the British because there were no warnings and no screen to the room. The museum is well worth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It's the first museum that made me smiled, chilled me to the bones and also running up and down the stairs like an adventure.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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296 reviews 296 reviews
139 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Interesting building housing a good-sized collection of contemporary and older artwork. The works are well documented and I learned some of the history of Utrecht as well as the art and artists. The dolls house is quite amazing, and I enjoyed the temporary exhibitions on Surrealism and the seven deadly sins. The top floor of the museum contains archeological displays... More

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