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Museum Het Valkhof

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Address: Kelfkensbos 59, 6511 TB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 024 3608805
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Filled with an extraordinary array of artefacts from - what is claimed - to be the oldest settlement in Holland going back to Roman times. Displays are designed to appeal not only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michael F
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Filled with an extraordinary array of artefacts from - what is claimed - to be the oldest settlement in Holland going back to Roman times. Displays are designed to appeal not only to adults, but an active programme for school children too. I was particularly taken by the little section on the history of Jews in the city with a... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This museum has a large number of items. There are many items from the Roman Era. These were found in the local area, as Nijmegen was under Roman rule at one time. There is also a good size exhibit of modern art. There is a English Language handout, but the individual items are not labeled in English.

Thank jwasselmeier
Antalya, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

After touring Valkhof Park I almost skipped the museum nearby thinking to save money. But I'm glad I went in. It had a very good collection of Roman antiquities including inscriptions, bronze objects, and military equipment. It is problematic that the descriptions are only in Dutch. But I was given an English explanation of the most important pieces. The museum... More 

Thank Mark W
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I received an excellent and very friendly welcome. The museum is housed in a very interesting building; the building alone is actually an interesting experience in itself. I found the layout of the exhibition rooms a bit confusing, though; I wasn't always sure if I was following the recommended route or not. You need to be able to read Dutch... More 

1 Thank amarcord83
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

It is very nice museum. It looks very modern from outside, however, it is full of history from inside. Only thing I was missing was English text next to every Dutch text. However, we got a book with most important atractions in English through the time of our stay.

Thank Eva S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Don't get put off by the exterior of the building, which might be mistaken for a large bus station. Inside the place is light and pleasant. There are some amazing archaeological finds from Nijmegen and surroundings - lots of them Roman and even 2000 years before the Romans arrived. Almost no detail is shown in English, but doubtless the reception... More 

1 Thank Barry O
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The most important museum in city center Nijmegen, all of course about the 2000 year old Nijmegen roman history. The most beautiful exibitions of roman findings and very good explanations. And allways an extra theme to be displayed, for instance "herculeum" the other pompei....

Thank Ronin080
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

A very interesting tip for a rainy day or when it is cold, it's fantastic to see all kind of national things and it is extremely nice to hang around for a couple of hours.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This museum displays historic items from Roman times onward. Especially the Batavian riders' masks (or should I say face helmets?) are intriguing. The modern art is also interesting, with people seeming to walk out of paintings (I think those are Magrittes) and with many texture-paintings. Photographs tend to be boring, but here are some nice exemplars where quite some attention... More 

1 Thank RHAHJ
Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This museum is next to the Nicokaaskapel and Maartenskapel. It has a wide selection of art and relics associated with the area, especially a lot of Roman-era finds. I really liked the full-face Roman helmets, and the Celtic mirrors (I have added a pic) that look Art Nouveau. The museum also has rooms devoted to the important Peace of Nijmegen,... More 

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