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“One of my favorites!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museum Park 18-20, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Nieuwe Werk)
010/441-9445
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Ranked #2 of 98 attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“One of my favorites!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

And I am a museum snob! Really nice mix of contemporary, the old guard, and everything in between...really sweet Bosch piece! Strong focus on design (what I call the Dutch national past time) both classic and more contemporary conceptual design. Great staff...I had been trying to find out why another museum was closed when they were supposed to be open, and the staff person called for me to find out (as my Dutch is non existent).

Really a must see, and one of my favorite museums ever! GO! Also, it's located in a cute artsy neighborhood with many yummy looking restaurants and bars!

Visited August 2013
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“Recommend unreservedly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There are superb paintings on display here, covering the ages from old up to 20th century moderns. Early on the multimedia guide gives a intriguing account of the story of Van Meegeren’s Fake Vermeers.

It was great to see such classics as Bosch’s The Pedlar and Brueghel’s Tower of Babel, amongst many others.

The Surrealism selection is outstanding. Dali is represented, as is Max Ernst with his marvellous Le Couple. The highlight for us was Rene Magritte with his imaginative Red Boot, Not to be Reproduced and the juxtaposition of unlikely objects on an isolated dirt track.

There are many more works from the last century including some by Kandinsky and Picasso.

Visited July 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“nice museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This museum, located in the centre of the city, is worth visiting for.
Their collection is iteresting, the documentation is clear and extend, easy passage and to get there is not a problem.
I enjoyed their art and the different centuries of it and I can recommend a visit to this museum to everyone.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Terrific museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

It seems Rotterdam is populated by nice and friendly English-speakers. Everyone we approached -- from the train station to the museum -- were well-natured and helpful. Stopping by a firetruck to ask for directions resulted in the entire team of firemen explaining how to get there :))
The museum beats all expectations. It's not as famous as those of Amsterdam and Hague, as a matter of fact, it's mentioned in Rick Steve's as a non-event, but for a regional museum it's just excellent. Rembrandt, Rubens, Hals, Breugel, Bosch, Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, Munch, Magritte, and sculptures by Dali this is just a partial list of their collection. And their roped checkroom is very innovative too. Besides it's a pleasant 15-minute walk from the impressive, modern train station.

Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic Gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Everything you could possibly want to keep you entertained for hours. Covering the full range of artistic styles, from medieval paintings by Hieronymus Bosch to modern realist sculpture, this really is a fantastic gallery.

Visited May 2013
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