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Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum

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These kind of museums keep history alive

This museum, situated in an abandoned school building in "Wijk C" in Utrecht, confronts us with the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Very Cool

Great little museum really nicely presented. Great history of Utrecht. Highly recommend, even our... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2017
Colin C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Aug 27, 2017
“These kind of museums keep history alive”
Jul 28, 2017
“Very Cool”
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Waterstraat 27, 3511 BW Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This museum, situated in an abandoned school building in "Wijk C" in Utrecht, confronts us with the life of poor people, living together in a closely knit neighbourhood, the "Volksbuurt". "Volksbuurten" could be found in almost every urbanization. Contrary to the people living in a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Great little museum really nicely presented. Great history of Utrecht. Highly recommend, even our grumpy teenager enjoyed it!!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Colin C
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Small museum with big surprises. This place is one of the best museums I've seen around the world because is unique and about the people. Most of the times museums like to portray a nice image of the country, but this one give a painful...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank jorgev30
Reviewed March 5, 2017

This is a small but delightful local museum depicting life in a poor neighbourhood back in the day. Well worth a visit. There's also a neighbourhood walk-about on the first Saturday of every month which I can recommend. Refreshing change from the larger, more formal...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Monique S
Reviewed September 13, 2016

There's a creepy interactive section that would really appeal to kids, and lot of interesting information crammed into a relatively small place to give you a great overview of what life was like for the poor of the city. I could only understand a small...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank AsiaExpatIndonesia
Reviewed June 24, 2016

The staff at this museum were particularly helpful and informative - it was small and a little different from the bigger attractions.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Margaret W
Reviewed February 19, 2016

This might seem like a strange place for a foreigner/English-speaker to visit - but I had someone with me who could translate/explain everything to me, so no worries there. I have to say, I really enjoyed the museum and the tour. The cafe/museum is located...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Barry M
Reviewed December 1, 2015

Very quaint little museum about the people living in Utrecht from 1700-1970. I live in Utrecht and learned a lot of nice little facts. Takes about 2 hours.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Toelie888
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Doesnt matter if you don't speak Dutch like me. If you take your time around the exhibits and read the text, listen to the audios and watch the films, you will pick up the jist. The staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I had a great...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank uptowntoprankin
Reviewed September 9, 2015

A small yet beautifully set out museum detailing this neighbourhood in Utrecht through the years. Set in an old property this museum moves through rooms over the floors giving a view of life for the local people through the ages. There are a few well...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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