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Central Museum

Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Lange Nieuwstraat)
0031 30 2362362
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Ranked #20 of 49 Attractions in Utrecht
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
186 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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269 reviews 269 reviews
131 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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New York City, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was surprised by how interesting the museum is, despite the small size. The collections were rather unique. Modern arts indeed with some old paintings. But yes, the exposition on 7 deadly sins was my main interest.

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