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Museum Bronbeek

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Address: Velperweg 147, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (026) 376 35 78
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Warfare in the Dutch East Indies

This is an interesting museum about rebellions and wars in the Dutch East Indies, what is now Indonesia. Besides many stories, there are many items on display, mostly weaponry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is an interesting museum about rebellions and wars in the Dutch East Indies, what is now Indonesia. Besides many stories, there are many items on display, mostly weaponry such as huge cannon barrels, daggers (krissen), regular guns, etc. There are some nice paintings too. Outdoors there are many stones commemmorating fallen soldiers and citizens, e.g. those who died working... More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nice museum, great collection. Lift for wheelchairs quite small. Went with a group elderly people. Noticed many had difficulties to read information from a wheelchair. More information should be readable at different eye heights... It is a nice .ides to create a showcase in the trunk of a tree, f.i. , but it really limits its viewers. Museum is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Good museum what takes you back to the time of the Nederlands Indië and the time of the KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indië Leger). Learn about the Dutch history in Indonesia.

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Bennekom, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Museums on the subject of the colonialism of Dutch East Indies, AKA Indonesia, is somewhat a complicated design with the possiblity of being rife with subjectivity and propaganda. You can easily see this in numerous history museums in Indonesia and the Netherlands. This is where Bronbeek Museum stands out amongst the other of its kinds for offering an objective view... More 

2 Thank Theodorus J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

with pictures and spoken texts you will learn and see some aspects from the way of live in those centuries.

Thank KajeeEm
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent museum - well laid out, well presented and loads of information - brings a deeper understanding to the various factors in the development of WWII. Very very interesting. The restaurant on the grounds is phenomenal! Excellent 'rijst tafel' - better than any rice table in Amsterdam by far!!

2 Thank Katherine K
Geervliet, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Knew of its existence for years and finally managed to visit and very glad of it. It’s a beautiful estate, and a home for the military of old, mainly from the former Dutch East Indies Army, and the museum telling the history of same is very well laid out and very very informative; well worth a visit for those who... More 

2 Thank Ingrid M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

A very interesting museum, especially when you're Indonesian, from Indonesian descent or into military history. This museum offers a beautiful insight about the history of the KNIL from weapons, souvenirs, personal stories and historical facts. There are also several monuments on the grounds of the Bronbeek. It's worth a visit. It probably takes about 2-3 hours for the regular visitor... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a great idea: a veterans home with all the support of an age home linked to several large set of rooms devoted to the history and engagement between the Netherlands and its colonial possessions. I noted the multicultural nature of the residents (gentlemen with that military air even in their 80s and 90s) and the good quality collection of... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Go back in time and get some understanding of the colonial era of the Netherlands. A home for those who fought for the Netherlands in Indonesia when it was still a Dutch colony. The authenticity of the place where you can still find some these old solids called "Knillers" (which is derived from the acronym of Dutch/Indonesian Army)reminiscing in the... More 

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