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Central Museum

Neighborhood: Lange Nieuwstraat
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Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, 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

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As an add-on to the Rietveld Schroeder House

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Carfin
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Maarssen
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A rich history of Utrecht, Nederland, and will suit people that is interested in History. It is the oldest Municipal museum in Nedereland, and very modern on the inside.Well laid out and informative. For the kids it is the celebration of Miffy's 60 th birthday (the icon cartoon rabbit). Kids can spend a hole day there, and enjoy themselves.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I don't regret going there, there was some things to see. I missed either a more in-depth view on any particular subject, or more subjects. It's a bit messy, and nothing seems related. There are some beautifull paintings, and then there's a random lit-up ship. Both are nice, but not related. When you think you've found a connection, it throws... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are like me and visit one museum in every city that you travel, then I will recommend to avoid making Central Museum your primary culture "fix". Some parts of the museum are currently closed and what is on is mismatched limited exhibition. Nevertheless, if you visit the Rietveld Schroeder house and decide to take advantage that the ticket... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A disappointing museum, not helped by a large chunk of it being closed for refurbishment. Basically an art gallery with little else on display. Not cheap either

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Tain, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As with others, I expected this museum to focus on the history of Utrecht as a city, but was pleasantly surprised to find a mix of art, crafts, history and a nice little café in the middle. Beautiful building and beautiful location, short walk to the rest of main sights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visited expecting to see exhibits on the history of Utrecht. Instead i found a rather abstract display of clothing and art which i found very difficult to interpret and certainly wasn't what i had expected to see.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This museum is undergoing renovation so some parts are currently closed. The museumkart covers the cost of entry. They have mounted an exhibition in the first display area which contains the main masterpieces of their collection, so you get to see "the best of the best". Other galleries are open too and you can pay extra for the temporary exhibition... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A great little museum (although currently in the prices of being extended, with the first phase now open) housing a diverse collections of traditional and contemporary art and exhibits, including extensive Roman archaeological finds and, probably the highlight of the collection for me, a great section on the De Stijl movement, including furniture and building designs by Rietveld and his... More 

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Additional Information about Central Museum

Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031 30 2362362
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht>  > Lange Nieuwstraat
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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