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“For the building alone already worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum aan het Vrijthof

Museum aan het Vrijthof
Vrijthof 18, 6211 LD Maastricht, The Netherlands
+31 (0)43 321 13 27
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Ranked #19 of 34 Attractions in Maastricht
Type: Museums
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“For the building alone already worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

This museum is just perfect. Just perfect in size (in a relax pace you'll see everything within 1,5 hours) as well as regarding the collection and the way it is displayed. The building itself is a lovely example of modern meets historical and is in itself already worth seeing from the inside.

Visited March 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
hudson valley, ny
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Museum aan het Vrijthof has a large collection of religious artwork that I found to be very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“An appalling use of expensive technology”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Not sure what this museum is trying to achieve by implementing RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to guide the visitor through this museum. The device opens some doors and triggers audio / video in different rooms. This audio is in"audible"! in some cases and can only handle one language at a time. An improvement would be if the device could handle earphones for every visitor?

The museum itself retraces 500 years in Maastricht and has some interesting pieces and videos but spoilt by the use of technology.

Visited July 2013
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Kalmthout, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A small museum with a limited display. Tries to compensate by using projections and screens. Very friendly staff.

Visited June 2013
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice cafe too.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

In addition to being a museum, a good alternative to the main cafes on the square, with wonderful deco integrating old and new. Reading glasses are offered with the bill!

Visited May 2013
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