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“Best Art Museum in Holland”

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Best Art Museum in Holland”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

I am mostly interested in modern art, however I was impressed by the fact that the museum has art works from all eras and styles which is extremely unusual. Obviously I paid more attention to the modern art section and I loved the sculptures on the ground floor and the courtyard. The layout of the building can be a bit confusing, however. The museum is also located in the museum park which means that you have another 4 great museums across the road which makes the experience even more enjoyable

Visited November 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“a museum you will like! young and old!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Boijmans is my number 1 museum in Rotterdam.
1: The museum building is great
2: The location and park are really nice
3: The things the show are most of the time worthwhile the visit
4: Lots of different objects, styles, to be seen here!

Visited July 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful paintings are let down by the sloppy lighting”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

It is true, you seldom go to the attractions in your home town. But, at last, I have visited the much acclaimed Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen. I especially wanted to look at the paintings of the old Dutch masters and the impressionist painters, with emphasis on Van Gogh. Regarding this intention I was not disappointed. Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen has a collection of Rubens, a small collection of Rembrandt and I was again impressed by the style of Gerard Dou and Jan Steen; what a beautiful paintings. But what is a big letdown in this museum is the amateurish hanging and lighting of the paintings. Often the lighting or a horrible reflection of something spoils the enjoyment of a painting. There was a beautiful Tintoretto on loan from the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum; this painting could be stored in the cellar as well, so badly hung. A quick course how to hang and light paintings can be followed in Buckingham Palace. Here the Rembrandts jump almost at you from the wall, so good.

Visited February 2013
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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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“The Van Eyck exibition at Boymans-Rotterdam”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Vist the museum the second day that the Van Eyck exibition started. Was very impressed, even when you don't like the religues art. The paintings where very beautiful and the whole set up was excelent. Some of the paintings where on wood and you could also see the afterside, on which sometimes the also was a painting. All together a very attractive exibition and when you are in the museum, don't forget the modern ones. Sometimes you will ask yourself: "Plastic bags, is that also art?"

Visited November 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“the best museum in town”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

best expo's, dont forget to visit the NAI (Dutch Architecture Institute) which is near, too! and their bookshop is awesome

Visited January 2013
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