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Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl

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Marc B wrote a review Jun 2019
Almere, The Netherlands66 contributions19 helpful votes
Goodplace to go, close to most hotels in Delfzijl. Interesting collection and facts about the area. We really enjoyed the museum.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Hendrik_NL wrote a review Jul 2016
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,133 contributions935 helpful votes
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Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl is situated at the Delfzijl waterfront. Its origin is a German bunker from WW II. Parking is free opposite the museum. Entrance is for a fee; free entrance for holders of the Dutch annual museum pass. These are the dry facts of the museum, which gets you inside, but once inside, boy, what an experience! The origin of the museum, the German bunker, is transformed into a small but interesting aquarium. But the history of this building isn't forgotten. A modest exhibition of the original use of the bunker is included. But, the museum has been extended beyond this bunker. A museum building was added, where, on the second floor, an interesting collection of maritime objects can be found. I was impressed by the tables with the heritage navigation and communication instruments. I am from Rotterdam, but I take the stand that this floor in the Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl puts the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam to shame, with its uninteresting collection and weak thematic exhibitions. (See my review). But, when you are reeling from the impressions of the Maritime floor, the museum sidles up to you and points out: Did you like that? Oh, we have also a model of a stalactite cave and also an extensive collection of sea shells. Oh, and also a large collection of minerals. And, before you leave, look at the "Hunebed" (Monolith), that was excavated here from under layers of clay. Visiting the "Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl" is extremely rewarding and keeps you busy for a couple of hours. One point for improvement: The catering in the museum consists of a coin operated coffee machine and prepackaged cakes. This could be better.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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RHAHJ wrote a review Mar 2016
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,953 contributions241 helpful votes
As the name suggests, this attraction houses both aquariums and museum collections. There are four collections. The one with the model ships I found not too exciting - I have seen model ships, navigation instruments and the like before. The shell collection was quite nice though, with many shells from all over the world. Minerals are always nice, and I liked this colourful collection too. The archeological collection is quite small, but it includes a hunebed found nearby (in the province of Drente you can find some in the open air). The museum is located in an old German bunker, and there are some photos of the soldiers stationed here during WWII. The aquariums contain a modest collection of fish, lobsters, sponges, etc.. The (sting?) rays are probably nicest. I felt they were pretty playful, splashing water over the edge of the box, but when I checked my photos I saw one descended to the bottom, on its back. So I guess it was in distress then, and probably dying...
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Jane S wrote a review Oct 2015
Crewe, United Kingdom152 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a day to spare whilst in the Westerwolde area of Holland and picked up a brochure regarding this place. What a lovely concept. The core of the museum is a WWII sea defence battery bunker and this houses the aquarium part. There were also sections on marine life of the area, geology of the area and archaeology of the area A very very pleasant visit - lovely staff
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Date of experience: October 2015
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sashakeena wrote a review Jun 2015
Vancouver, Canada10,877 contributions543 helpful votes
This small local aquarium is nicely located near the water waters edge by the Eems Hotel. Worth a visit however expectations need not be high.
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Date of experience: April 2015
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