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Museum Meermanno

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Bigger than expected!

This was much bigger and better than we expected! Downstairs is a changing exhibition: currently... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2019
Surrey, UK
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Nice exhibitions about books

We saw the very large exhibition about the illustrator Quentin Blake, the one that made drawings in... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Jan S
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

This was much bigger and better than we expected! Downstairs is a changing exhibition: currently Quintin Blake, which we found interesting. The first floor is an exhibition of various items the founder collected. The second floor contained a lovely collection of miniature books and another...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

We saw the very large exhibition about the illustrator Quentin Blake, the one that made drawings in almost all Roald Dahl books. Much of his work was shown as well as some of 'the making of'. Pencils and paper were provided in case someone were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice experience, but i think it's specially for kids instead of adults, but there's another level in which you can see other collections.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

The permanent collection on the second floor (books and its history) is quite limited and really does not warrant the entrance fee of 9 euros. There are also temporary exhibitions but all in all it should not be on your list of priorities when in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

The Meermanno museum in The Hague is the oldest book museum in the world. Founded in 1852, the collection contains handwritten books (for example a copy of a book by Constantijn Huygens), first prints (at book printing had just been invented), and books from the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

This is an interesting little museum dedicated to books and writing. It has a very large collection of miniature books, and it's a must if you're into bookbinding. Great shop despite it's size.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This museum is unique - it was set up as a museum as early as 1852. You can find all kinds of rare collector's items, especially books. We visited the exhibition Xsmall, showing a great number or miniature books. The building itself has this special...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

It's on the third floor and very hospitable staff taught us how to write ancient books with real goose leather pen (not the same kind as the stores sell now), really interesting information, never miss it if you are interested in books and writing!!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Prinken W
Reviewed August 7, 2016

An interesting small museum which is easily explored in just over an hour. With 2 exhibitions during my visit - Fiep Westendorp and Peanuts - the former probably more interesting to Dutch visitors but the excellent English translation offered at the ticket desk made it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Reviewed April 18, 2016

This museum is mostly about the history of the book. On the first floor, there is a nice style room (depicted above) with mostly books by Erasmus. Other rooms show nice ancient objects, like Roman coins, Egyptian artefacts, a few orthodox icons, and more. The...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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