Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

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Displaying works ranging from Rembrandt and van Gogh to edgier modern pieces, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen represents a large repository of artwork, particularly that by Dutch artists. Originally founded in 1849, the facility is also one of the Netherlands' oldest. Explore its extensive holdings and range of themed exhibits, focusing on famous figures such as the Old Dutch masters, Salvador Dali, and native artist Piet Mondriaan. In addition to works of art, you can view up-close a number of objects documenting Holland's history from medieval times through its famed Golden Age to the present. Rotating traveling exhibits make up much of the museum's collection at any given time, so be sure to check the website to see what's on at the time of your visit. Take a look at our Rotterdam tour planner to schedule your visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is a beautiful museum. They have divided the collection again. Per epochs. Of course the rembrands worth it, but I found especially the Impressionists beautiful. Also Dali and contemporaries. Der museum is quieter than eg. the Rijksmuseum, one has more time to see something and is not disturbed by fellow visitors. You do have to make a choice as with all large museums and not all want to see. As mentioned, Rembrandt et. Al van Gogh, Monet and Dali Shanthini was my choice.
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  • Afternoon "the collection as time machine". Very variable, especially paintings and drawings with here and there a sculpture by Rodin. Worth it. My partner was not so interested in the hand, but what I have seen, it was certainly interesting.
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  • It's not that I don't like modern, but if there are too many attemps, I crochet. Enjoyed the paintings. Though.
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  • Such a complete museum! From historic pieces to the most contemporary! It truly was a joy to go through all those different rooms! And the self service coat check is so cool!!!!
  • Very good collection. I like also the design collection. The collection is not something most famous, but it shows the development of certain design, e.g. table lamp. Even the design of the wardrobe is so thoughtful. It's also a piece of art.
  • The museum is definitely worth a visit if you like art and are in town. But I am giving three stars because I think some other reviews are a bit misleading: this museum is not exactly overwhelming in quantity or in relative quality compared to other major museums in Amsterdam, Antwerp or Kroller-Muller, especially for the price of 15 euros!! I particularly like Gothic-Renaissance so enjoyed seeing the one by Van Eyck, the Hell/Flood by Bosch etc. But disappointingly the famous ones "Saint Christopher", "Peddler" by Bosch, "Babel tower" by Bruegel were all missing when I visited. (added: later I learned that these three are on a tour exhibit in Japan this year. )
  • The new permanent galleries are beaaautiful! Go here early in the morning when it is still quiet and wander around in the beautifully lit rooms with fantastic colours and art.
  • Very good museum for modern art. They also have a nice collection of more traditional paintings.

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