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Address: Zusters van Orthenpoort 20/27, 5211 ND Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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great overview of the carnivale history all over the world

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... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2017
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

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.

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Reviewed May 22, 2016

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... More 

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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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Reviewed April 15, 2016

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... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

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... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

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... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 20, 2015

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... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

This museum was build by and is run by volunteers and has a unique exhibition of carnaval items from all over the world but specifically from Oeteldonk over the years. Well worth having a look and be amazed by all the things they have on display here. http://www.gemintemuzejum.org/

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