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Museum Bronbeek

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Interesting museum, that's also a military pensioners home. Do eat the Indonesian restaurant... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
Colonial Museum about Dutch KNIL in Indonesia

This Bronbeek is functioning as elderly house for old soldiers who served KNIL (Royal Netherlands... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2016
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Velperweg 147, 6824 MB Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 376 3578
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit with a lot of information about the far east, with lots of old bronze cannons right up to modern times

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Attached to a home for veterans in a beautiful park, in Arnhem’s eastern suburbs. Lots of memorials to look at before you even step inside. This was the only place on my trip to the Netherlands where English wasn’t fluently spoken; the entire ground floor...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank E17_KJ
Reviewed November 18, 2018

I had a few hours to kill (no pun intended) in Arnhem and ended up in Museum Bronbeek. It is a specialty museum which highlights the Dutch history with regards to its colonial past in mainly Indonesia. In that sense, it will appeal most to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luecht
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Interesting museum, that's also a military pensioners home. Do eat the Indonesian restaurant "Kumpulan" for probably one of the best rice-tables in the Netherlands.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Hansje
Reviewed December 28, 2016

This Bronbeek is functioning as elderly house for old soldiers who served KNIL (Royal Netherlands Indonesian Army). Several ex-soldiers still living here. The museum gives a good overview of the period of KNIL in Indonesia with lot of attributes used in that period. The park...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank PeterWg12
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Go see the oldtime warrior from colonial army wearing their beautiful unifiorms....but hurry.....only few veterans left. Very impressive brass canons and artefacts from former Dutch Indonesia including large butterfly collection on clipboards. Afterwards take a walk to the park and its famous Indonesian style restaurant...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank G9415YSmartins
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Visited the museum as part of a birthday party at the adjacent restaurant. Interesting history of Indonesia and Dutch colonialism. The museum is well presented and tells the story well in Dutch and English. The grounds and restaurant are also good. I learnt a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Biffo4444
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Nice setup in chronological order of items. Extensive story of the Dutch colonial past of Indonesia. WW II, civil war and transfer of the souvernty is clearly exposed and explained.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank ericVvB
Reviewed April 11, 2016

First, if you are coming from the main road to the left of the grounds, you must make a very sharp turn between metal gates into the complex. For us, this required backing up one time and trying again. Once inside it is really not...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank solomon5
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Is an elderly home for retired single soldiers from the Dutch colonial army. Most residents are in their nineties. It also functions as a colonial museum. Next to the main building is a Indonesian restaurant, Kumpulan. Recommendable.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Barbara L
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Biffo4444 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you email the museum reception. They are very helpful. Variety of clothing on display as part of the colonial history.
Anne-marie F
May 8, 2015|
Response from 223ingridm | Reviewed this property |
I didn't know but checked; from Arnhem Central Station there is a regular service by city bus nr.1 (Velp direction), which will take you to Bronbeek in about 15 mins. If you want to fine tune your plans you can check on... More
Rieta C
April 22, 2015|
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Response from 223ingridm | Reviewed this property |
I suppose the best way to find out is to ask the museum: their contact details are: Address: Velperweg 147, 6824 MB Arnhem or Postbox 90004, 3509 AA Utrecht Tel. +0031-26-376 35 55 Internet: 3xw dot defensie dot nl... More