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Museum Catharijneconvent

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History of Christianity in the Netherlands

This museum, located in the historic Catharijne Convent, tells the history of Christianity in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hendrik_NL
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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History of religion

Learned a lot about religion in the Netherlands and Christianity in general. I came here to visit... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
annemiekehwb
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum, located in the historic Catharijne Convent, tells the history of Christianity in the Netherlands and therefore worth a visit. Pay special attention to the historic convent complex and the treasure room in the basement, where religious relics, some going back to the deep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 4 October 2018

A frustrating experience. Why so little interpretation not in Dutch? Wonderful displays but SO little information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank frank806
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I think if you have a strong interest in religion, this is probably an excellent museum for you. No much information at this museum is available in English, so it can make it difficult if you are not fluent in Dutch. Whilst I did find...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Learned a lot about religion in the Netherlands and Christianity in general. I came here to visit the ‘Shelter’ exhibit, which was very interesting. Nice to see a mix of more modern art combined with historic pieces to tell a story.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank annemiekehwb
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Housed in a former convent next to St Catharinakathedraal, this museum with an unassuming entrance houses a wonderful collection of middle European religious art. Of particular interest is the treasury that contains breathtaking religious artifacts. Everything in this museum is displayed in state-of-the-art display cases...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent small religious museum. The collection is lovely and excellently presented. Artefacts are all well conserved. The pity is that the texts in English were poor or lacking. The upper modern art installation was poor.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

REMBRANDT AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH PAINTERS .... well that sounds good doesn't it! So we devoted this morning to experience masterpieces by Rembrandt. So we paid our 28 EUROS and went in. And down stairs. And upstairs. And through galleries. And .... well,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We came here with 2 boys aged 11 & 6 and were so impressed with this museum we didnt want to leave. The audio was fine and in english and easy to understand. The flow of themuseum / displays could be improved but overall a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robdf67
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Popped in here with little expectations, but the staff were lovely and helpful and aided me in making the most of it.The exhibitions of miniture pictures was fab, I really enjoyed this place! Having come here straight after my very poor experience of the Archives,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SollyWM
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I do not like religious art and the main museum was of little interest. However, the Magical Miniatures was wonderful. There is a guide book in English [not sure about other languages] and to my surprise I spent 2 hours revelling in the art. Think...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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