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“Very arrogant, boring museum”

Museum Beelden aan Zee
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Owner description: Museum Beelden aan Zee focuses exclusively on contemporary sculpture. The museum was founded in 1994 and now holds nearly one thousand sculptures and several hundreds of medals. This is the only Dutch museum which specializes in exhibiting sculpture. The collection holds work from sculptors as diverse as Armando, Stephan Balkenhol, Iris Le Rütte, Tony Cragg, Per Kirkeby, Giacomo Manzú, Kiki Smith, Igor Mitoraj, Jan Meefout , Berlinde De Bruyckere, Shinkichi Tajiri and Cornelis Zitman.
Reviewed October 6, 2012

The staff is very unfriendly. The prices are higher than they appear on their website. Make sure you have cash money with you for the entrance, also little coins because you have to put everything in a locker (even a small purse). The museum is very small, it takes like 10 minutes to see everything. If you want to visit a museum in Scheveningen, don't visit this one but visit 'Musee'. Much nicer, friendlier, cheaper and more interesting!

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

When visiting Scheveningen beach you may need a breath of culture at some point. Step into this lovely small, spacious museum, it is worth it!

1  Thank tmaria v
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

When I was there the exhibition was beautiful. Unfortunately I don't remember the artists but it was a modern sculptures exhibition. It's located in a dune. The location is wonderful. If you're a fan of contemporary art you love this gem. I am definitely going back!

1  Thank JetHML
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

In the rare event that you don’t like contemporary art and you even don’t like museums, just change your attitude for one time and go to the temporary exhibition The Rainbow Nation. There are sculptures exhibited inside the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Museum Sculptures at Sea) in The Hague / Scheveningen and outside at several locations in The Hague, mainly at the Lange Voorhout in front of Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and near the American Embassy.

This summer The Hague is hosting the exhibition ‘The Rainbow Nation’ with contemporary sculpture from South Africa. With more than 50 sculptures by the major South African artists of the past 60 years from 29 May till 10 September 2012 at the Lange Voorhout and from 8 June till 1 October in Museum Beelden aan Zee.

Nelson Mandela International Day will be celebrated in The Hague on Wednesday, 18 July with the unveiling of the Nelson Mandela monument by Dutch sculptor Arie Schippers. The Hague Sculpture and Museum Beelden aan Zee are using this occasion to organize the extensive summer exhibition ‘The Rainbow Nation: Contemporary sculpture from South Africa’.
Follow the development of South African sculpture over the past 60 years, from the dark days of apartheid via the freedom gained in 1994, when Mandela was elected president during the first elections for all races, to the current period of transformation.

You will be flabbergasted and being amazed by the beautiful diversity of this collection from all kind of different objects exhibited. This outstanding exhibition is really worth visiting; at least we did enjoy it and recommend it to visitors from all over the world!

5  Thank anthonyholland
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Tucked away on the seafront at Scheveningen. Well worth a half day visit.

1  Thank Leiden_food_lover
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