Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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  • The entrance for this medium-size museum is normally for adults € 12 without a museum card holders. It is free for children up to 18 years. The museum specializes in North Brabant art and history. Pieter Breughel, Hieronymus Bosch and Vincent van Gogh were of Brabant origin and make this museum worth a visit. In addition, there was a special exhibition of the Northern Ireland artist Claire Morgan: "the Sound of Silence", which also could appeal to the children. Nice to this museum is that they keep tours, adapted to the company. We had a tour specifically suitable for children from 10-18 years. That was certainly a success, partly because of interactive attractions. Such a tour must be booked. At the museum has a beautiful courtyard with a pleasant terrace is located. The website of the museum is unfortunately very limited. There would be some more beautiful pictures, other than the small black and white images of, for example, to see Pieter Breughel.
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  • Nice museum, even the building is already beautiful, very diverse art, fine for a few hours cultural fun, just because I am proud on Brabant I found the Brabant expo very nice!
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  • During a fun tour through the town I am spontaneously went inside. Spacious, in a beautiful historic building. Combined with the Stedelijk Museum's-Hertogenbosch on one ticket.
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  • The exhibition is absolutely awesome .. the research underlying it is thorough and groundbreaking identifying details of Bosch's technique, creativity, and capability; the curator who managed to assemble 19 of 21 known drawings, and 20 of ~32 known paintings for the first time since Bosch's death 500 years ago deserves recognition. THe quality of restoration gives life to paintings that makes you feel like you're seeing them in BOsch's time; and the fact that all of this is accumulated and displayed with excellent lighting and in the very village he lived and executed them in adds an incomparable emotional layer. 6 out of 5 stars!! The only negative: if the museum staff gives you any advance information, get it in writing or they won't honor it.
  • As many reviews have said, the exhibition was excellent, and unprecedented. It was well laid-out, and I can understand the point made in the accompanying booklet that too much written explanation around the displayed material can detract from simply looking at it. But there was a VERY BIG problem there! As others have also said, why were so many people let in at one time? Surely that was the very reason for timed tickets? I counted 6 or 7 rows deep of bodies trying to look at the most popular objects e.g. The Haywain. The organisers really should address this fundamental flow-rate issue. As it took so long to view key pictures, the next batch of timed visitors came in after an hour and simply added to the crush. Furthermore, you need to supply more English language catalogues. There were none available yesterday evening (26th April) - all sold out. English will most likely be the most popular non-Dutch language, and just supplying equal numbers of catalogues in all languages is unrealistic.
  • Dear Sir/Madam, I am responding to your request for an opinion about the Hieronymus Bosch exhibition. On the positive side: The exhibition was very well organised in terms of logistics. You managed to assemble an amazingly large number of the existing originals and viewing them together was a memorable aesthetic experience The negatives: Obviously the number of tickets sold was well over and above the capacity of the space so that extreme overcrowding made the proper viewing, let alone enjoyment, very difficult. As noted in the Exhibition Book, these are pictures which have to be "read" and that was not possible, given the circumstances. I believe common sense and respect for the visitors should have prevailed over the attempt to maximize revenue. The walk from the recommended St-Jan car park was indeed a short one, but was not signposted, which should have been done for a major event like this. On Ascension Day the town was full of tourists and no one could give us proper directions, so having driven from Brussels early enough we almost missed our slot. Faithfully yours, Lily Netsova (Mrs)
  • Fantastic exhibition, amazing paintings, well organized. The only 2 points that disappointed were that the audio guide was not very good ( a recent visit to a museum with paintings from a similar era taught alot more about the symbolism of the paintings - the audio guide was not very interesting in den bosch). The other problem was that it was really very busy and so it was hard to get to see the painting. Bosch's paintings require a close up view!
  • Pretty much the same comments as everyone else. Fantastic opportunity to see almost all of Bosch's work in one location, but far too crowded. You needed a lot of patience and good tactics to get close to the paintings (which is essential, given the details in his works) - the tactic being, don't start at the back of the crowd because you'll never get in but start on the left side, and as people move to the right (the way one reads a book), especially with the triptychs, you shuffle along and grab your chance. Not an ideal way to see an exhibition, but that's life. I guess if the museum hadn't sold that many tickets per slot, half of us wouldn't have seen the exhibition at all. And even knowing what I know now, I'd certainly do it again.
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