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Museum Catharijneconvent

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Learned a lot about religion in the Netherlands and Christianity in general. I came here to visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Annemieke B
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Subtle But Good

Popped in here with little expectations, but the staff were lovely and helpful and aided me in... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think if you have a strong interest in religion, this is probably an excellent museum for you. No much information at this museum is available in English, so it can make it difficult if you are not fluent in Dutch. Whilst I did find...More

Thank Emme C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a lot about religion in the Netherlands and Christianity in general. I came here to visit the ‘Shelter’ exhibit, which was very interesting. Nice to see a mix of more modern art combined with historic pieces to tell a story.

Thank Annemieke B
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Housed in a former convent next to St Catharinakathedraal, this museum with an unassuming entrance houses a wonderful collection of middle European religious art. Of particular interest is the treasury that contains breathtaking religious artifacts. Everything in this museum is displayed in state-of-the-art display cases...More

Thank Shamaal
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent small religious museum. The collection is lovely and excellently presented. Artefacts are all well conserved. The pity is that the texts in English were poor or lacking. The upper modern art installation was poor.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

REMBRANDT AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH PAINTERS .... well that sounds good doesn't it! So we devoted this morning to experience masterpieces by Rembrandt. So we paid our 28 EUROS and went in. And down stairs. And upstairs. And through galleries. And .... well,...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We came here with 2 boys aged 11 & 6 and were so impressed with this museum we didnt want to leave. The audio was fine and in english and easy to understand. The flow of themuseum / displays could be improved but overall a...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Popped in here with little expectations, but the staff were lovely and helpful and aided me in making the most of it.The exhibitions of miniture pictures was fab, I really enjoyed this place! Having come here straight after my very poor experience of the Archives,...More

Thank SollyWM
Reviewed May 17, 2018

I do not like religious art and the main museum was of little interest. However, the Magical Miniatures was wonderful. There is a guide book in English [not sure about other languages] and to my surprise I spent 2 hours revelling in the art. Think...More

Thank Pippa65
Reviewed April 27, 2018

We were very interested in Dutch history and thought this would be a perfect place to spend a few hours. But how frustrating! There are very few signs / explanations in English and the audio tour is very poor. Many of the accounts did not...More

Thank A H
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The fixed exhibition is quite average although the information boards are only in Dutch. For the current (early 2018) special exhibition on medieval miniatures, the information is also in English. The wonderful exhibits are not set out very well. The overall impression of the museum...More

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