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Central Museum

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Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, 3512 XC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 30 236 2362
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A little of a lot

This museum has about 10 expos. Some of the are great, like the one about the archaeological findings, the kitchen utilities, the family portraits and the buildings. Others are... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 1, 2017
Nykoping, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a tourist I found this a little dull. Most of the exhibitions seemed to be catered for locals and I couldn't connect with them whatsoever. I often got lost in the building and found it difficult to navigate.

Thank Connor R
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this museum because I wanted to see the Dick Bruna atelier, which I really enjoyed. Then I started wandering around the rest of the museum and was absolutely amazed about the variety of art and artifacts on show. From archeology to modern art. Also, you can take pictures inside, which for me is always an absolute bonus.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best part in my mind is the way they blend old with new and especially by putting contemporary jewelry in the locker area=genius!

Thank lauraad
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Its an interesting old building which has been very tastefully renovated. You can visit all rooms in the space of an hour or so. I was quite impressed. Worth a visit, especially if on Museumkaart.

Thank TheoA201
Nykoping, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This museum has about 10 expos. Some of the are great, like the one about the archaeological findings, the kitchen utilities, the family portraits and the buildings. Others are, well, they´re not bad enough to remember, just not good enough either.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

The space in the building has been well adapted to create interesting areas for the exhibits. There is quite a variety of things to be seen in the museum. There is seventeenth century art, modern art, roman coins, recreation of Dick Braun's studio, views from the Dom tower. We certainly spent an enjoyable afternoon here. It was closing time by... More 

Thank ES1211
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

A great museum - mostly modern works, but three galleries cover the history of art in Utrecht. Dont miss the display on the Roman's on the top floor - or the 1000 year old boat in the basement

Thank Albia-Newton
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This museum is so like all other attractions within Netherlands: organized, modern and mind-blowing. It's focused on history, not arts, and information comes written, in audio or video.

Thank g_marianaa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This museum has a really eclectic collection. Things were very interesting but not 5 star but almost. There are changing exhibits and the building itself is old an interesting. If you are up for something a little different try this museum. Price was €12.50. It is a little away from the main center but only a 10 to 15 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

The impossible architecture of this museum, built like a maze of rooms and floors, hides many interesting exhibitions. We didn't except to spend over an hour and to wish we had more time. For lovers of contemporary art.

Thank Danapu

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