Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht

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  • Excellent and beautiful collection of religious artefacts. It is worth coming to this town for this museum. Essential.
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  • Highlight of this museum are the medieval sculptures and Dutch renaissance paintings. It is well worth taking the English audio guide because none of the written commentary is in English. Some interes...  more »
  • The museum allows you to go back to the long history of various religion beliefs, without a definite preference forced upon them. The quality of the exhibits shows the loving craftsmanship of the museum crew.
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  • Nice museum. Good quality. The exhibition on Miniatures has some very appealing manuscripts.
  • This is a beautiful medium sized museum. Usually it will take 2-3 hours if you go into details a bit. It nicely illustrates the Christianity in Netherlands. Unfortunately ALL the labels are in Dutch without English translation! There is an English audio headset that you can borrow from the front desk but it only has very few items in English and does not include all the labels. Regardless, you can still enjoy the collection. I was there at the time of a temporary exhibition about Maarten Luther, there was no audio translation but a text book to follow the description, which was helpful.
  • Beautiful and relevant objects around Church history and history of Christianity in The Netherlands. I visited the Maarten Luther exhibit which was very well done and laid out. The objects contemporary with Luther brings you closer to this historical figure.
  • For a foreigner the audioguide was essential- yet added v little useful info. The blurb said that understanding the history of Christianity in the Netherlands was key to understanding the country. However nothing linked the items on display to anything else let alone the country's evolution. Only a very few items had the sound links and often the link numbers werent identifying themselves on the monitor. To cap it all upstairs closed without any warning. It promised a lot...loads of staff, but if you don't speak Dutch..would suggest you save your time and €14. Big disappointment..
  • Worth a visit if you have time to kill, but unless you're interested in religious knick-knacks, you probably won't spend long here

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