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“Strange statues” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Beelden aan Zee

Museum Beelden aan Zee
Harteveltstraat 1, 2586 EL Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 358 5857
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Scheveningen
Type: Museums
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Asthead
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“Strange statues”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Bizarre and fascinating set on a brilliant promenade. Was expecting sand statues (can't remember why!) as I'd heard about the famous sandcastles but everything was still worth going despite the cold weather.

Visited April 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Unique experience at Museum of Sculpture: Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

From the outside you would not guess the atmosphere and clarity that characterizes the inside of the museum. This is the only museum of sculptures in the Netherlands. It is an active museum with new topics each 3-4 months: one major and two smaller exhibitions. Outside areas of the museum look out on the beach and boulevard. These 'terraces' have a changing selection on display from the permanent collection of the museum.
Needless to say it is my favorite museum. I love to spend my free time here. Dreaming away on a Saturday morning with my coffee, or visiting a new exhibition.
Added bonus: (non-commercial) photography is allowed here. Sculptures photograph well and generally don't move. There is every opportunity to make that 'grand picture'.

Visited March 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“A gem on the coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This privately owned and unsubsidized museum deserves more visitors. The atmosphere is very special. Spacious and intimate at the same time, influenced by a view of the skies - which light is always special so close to the sea - and the dune grass at eye level. The exhibitions are sometimes audacious, but always intriguing. More could be done with the café, which should become a more lively place, open to non-visitors as well.

Visited June 2012
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This museum which enjoys a beautiful location near the beach offers different exhibitions through the year, and all of good quality. Also, the "Fairy Tale Sculptures by the Sea", a collection of Bronze sculptures on the boulevard side should not be missed, and is free.

Visited November 2012
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“Very arrogant, boring museum”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The staff is very unfriendly. The prices are higher than they appear on their website. Make sure you have cash money with you for the entrance, also little coins because you have to put everything in a locker (even a small purse). The museum is very small, it takes like 10 minutes to see everything. If you want to visit a museum in Scheveningen, don't visit this one but visit 'Musee'. Much nicer, friendlier, cheaper and more interesting!

Visited October 2012
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