Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum

Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum, Den Bosch: Hours, Address, Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum Reviews: 4.5/5

Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum
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Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Jason J
Washington, DC18 contributions
Couples
Having lived in New Orleans for a few years, I was keen to see a museum dedicated to carnival. It was staffed by three senior citizens who were quite the boosters for their town and it's unique version of carnival. I wouldn't have known about this place except for TripAdvisor - since it isn't written up in the guidebooks I consulted. If you have any interest in carnival celebrations, it's worth a quick stop to check this place out.
Written May 17, 2017
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RachelC
United Kingdom120 contributions
Solo
Friendly welcome from staff, I was given an English guide to the displays. The museum tells the history of carnival, at first generally, then specifically in Den Bosch or Oeteldonk (the city's carnival name). I really enjoyed this museum, lots of eccentric and odd (in a good way) exhibits. The visit gave me an excellent historical context to Den Bosch prior to visiting the major Jheronimus Bosch exhibition.
Written May 2, 2016
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Chantal M
25 contributions
Friends
This museum is a hidden gem to learn more about carnaval. Enthusiastically we arrived and it did not disappointed us at all. Learned a lot. Guided tour is a must, these are true oeteldonkers!
Written March 3, 2020
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jalos38
London, UK40 contributions
Friends
recently visited Den Bosch with friends and we decided to visit the Carnival Museum which you would think is fun. We were told to wait a few minutes so we could be given a guided tour. apparently you can't wander round by yourself. our guide Wwas amazingly friendly and very knowledgeable about the whole subject of carnival but we found that he tended to go into a bit too much detail about the exhibition. that sort of took the fun out of it for us. we would have preferred to wander round at our pace and see the museum by ourselves. lots of really interesting stuff though about carnivals from all over Europe. the museum is quite small and at our own pace we would probably have seen what we wanted to see and be finished within 20-30 minutes but with the guide we were there for at least 1 1/2 hours. at last now we have a very clear picture of the history of carnivals in the netherlands :-)
Written May 22, 2016
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Willemijnw
Utrecht, The Netherlands97 contributions
Friends
Wow, there is so much information (in Dutch mostly) in this museum, that it's too much to take in. There is no clear theme in this museum, just all the carnival things that people have collected over the years. Because of this, you're mostly looking at artifacts. Would be nice if it was a bit more organised.
Written July 2, 2018
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Japan2012
Den Bosch, The Netherlands19 contributions
Couples
Great overview of how Carnivale is celebrated in different countries. Plenty of costumes to show the differences from country to country. The volunteer staff were very well informed, helpful, gave us quite the history lesson and all in English.
Written January 31, 2017
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guy
16 contributions
Family
this is the greatest place if you like carnival. they have film of weird carnivals from all over the world, and costumes too. the balkan ones are really quite odd, some say even odder than my mate jim (who unfortunately couldn't make it as he has two new cats and had to stay in canada). the guide is a real eccentric and tells you funny stories in dutch about the den bosch carnival which has gone on for 100s of years. i don't speak dutch but it was really good as the guide is a real enthusiast. i think the protestants tried to stop the catholics from having fun but they still got dressed up every year and made everything 'upside down world'. there were big heads in the museum that i remember finding frightening when on a package tour to spain in 1967 - paper mache i think. i can't remember how to make paper mache anymore - yet another thing that has gone out of fashion, like clam chowder. but it may come back... look at how popular pulled pork is now.
Written April 15, 2016
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teriderrytd
Brentwood, UK72 contributions
Solo
I wasn't too sure what to expect when I first visited but I was in for such a great surprise. I was shown around by a gentleman who was, perhaps, the Curator (he certainly knew his stuff)! I love Carnivals and here was an important slice of social history on not only Dutch carnivals but carnivals around the World. Even if Carnivals aren't your 'thing', it's really worth a visit.
Written April 9, 2016
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Cosetteiscookin
Utrecht, The Netherlands477 contributions
Couples
It's totaly run by volunteers, who do there outmost best to make you're stay a pleasant one. They have a lot of items from Carnaval (Mardi Grass) all over the world and the most from Carnaval in Den Bosch. They have several different artefacts on display, with explanation on why we celebrate this feast, how it evolved and which differences there are over the world. They have a opening fiolm with beautiful old footage. The volunteer who gave us a tour, was really enthousiact.
Written February 18, 2016
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Urbie113
Den Bosch, The Netherlands12 contributions
Discover the heart of the people of Den Bosch ("Bosschenaren"). This museum is all about Carnaval (Mardi Gras) a three day festivity. Carnaval is in embedded in our soul (I'm a local) and if you have the chance to be here during this festivity watch, feel en submerge in this. If you want to know what it is all about , visit this museum and you have the knowledge to understand our history a little bit more. Expect a tour full of humor and surprises.
Written July 20, 2015
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