Nijntje Museum

Nijntje Museum, Utrecht: Hours, Address, Nijntje Museum Reviews: 4/5

Nijntje Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands5,934 contributions
Great visit (in probably the last weekend the museum will be open for now)
Dec 2020 • Family
Our son adores Nijntje a.k.a. Néné a.k.ak Miffy. So, we took him out to see his idol in real life. He loved it and went absolutely crazy, shouting "Néné, Néné, Néné” when he saw a gigantic Miffy in the hall.

The museum currently holds 70 adults and you need to reserve a time slot. Also, the museum kindly requests you not to stay longer than one and a half hour. Expect a lot of hyped children (and the rare Asian adult) playing around some very cool ‘hands on’ Miffy exhibitions. Also very interesting to learn more about her creator Dick Bruna. I did not know he was inspired by the works of Picasso, Matisse and the likes, for instance.

I must confess, even as an adult I found it very cool to see all the Miffy creations in the museum. Maybe it’s because we’re almost running a 24/7 Nijntje channel at home, but still ;) As mentioned in the title, today (Monday 14 December 2020) the expectation is that the Dutch government will announce the closure of museums for aan unknown period. I do encourage people with children to revisit after the museum is reopened again!
Written 14 December 2020
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Nick_Robert
Geldermalsen, The Netherlands4 contributions
Children love it!
Dec 2019 • Family
Really excellent place with a very nice athmos. The children loved it. I went there with my two daughters. The elder (3 years old) liked all the interactive elements, while the younger (1 year) was really happy about all the cheerful colors and figures in the museum.
Written 7 December 2019
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Marlies
Purmerend, The Netherlands66 contributions
Fun when you're 4
Nov 2019 • Friends
It was fun to see but the title museum a bit misplaced. (And confusing)
Ofcouse I expexted the museum to be child focussed but I had hoped for some information about Dick Bruna himself and maybe some old sketches etc...
Nevertheless we had fun walking around.
Written 9 November 2019
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FlexUser
Hengelo, The Netherlands213 contributions
Miffy playground
Nov 2019 • Family
The organization says it is a museum. I wouldn't call it a museum because the real musea are often dull places where historical stuff is shown and visiting those places with little children is a nightmare.

The place is one large playground spread out over a dozen rooms all decorated with a theme. Children till, I guess, 7-8 will enjoy it very much and don't want to leave, want to stay and keep playing.

Text on the walls, in 3 languages, is for the parents, children either don't understand or want to listen to the text or explanation.

The three best rooms, to my family, are the household (2nd room), the nursery and the traffic room which is upstairs.

There is an elevator to help visitors with strollers. It is operating on gravity force or breathing as it goes so slow.

We used the p&r science park with free bus rides 28 and 2 to go to the museum. Plan 3/4 of an hour to get from parking spot to Nijntjes museum. Parking inclusive bus for 5 persons is 5 euro.
Written 3 November 2019
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Emily M
Leiden, The Netherlands300 contributions
Lives up to the hype
Oct 2019 • Family
This really is a fantastic children’s museum. My almost-four year old was fully engaged for a good 2.5 hours, and would have happily stayed longer. Very appropriate and thoughtfully designed for young children, ideally maybe ages 3-5.
Written 22 October 2019
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James V
T72 contributions
You need to take children
Sep 2019
After enjoying the main museum directly across the street, we went over to see the Miffy Museum. It is delightful for young children, and despite not having our own, we enjoyed the creativity of the play museum that entertains young families
Written 15 October 2019
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WWGY
The Netherlands24 contributions
Great experience for the young ones
May 2019
I went to the Museum with Grandma, Husband and two kids. It was a succes for my elderst. He was at the time 2 years old and my youngest was almost 1. But I did it more for my eldest kid.

You have to buy tickets in advance because you just cannot buy a ticket at the cashier. Because all the Dutch people who want to go there just do not want to pay more if you can get it cheaper online.

We went on a Sunday and we had to chose for the last time slot (that were the last 5 tickets on that day). But if there were enough tickets then we would have chosen the last time slot and this is why.

The Museum is tiny. My mom said it was pretty big but for all the kids it is just small. Because all the young kids want to play at the same time. At that age they are pretty selfish and well that is just how kids are at that age no problem. But as a mother your heart just breaks when you see the sad face when you tell them "*name of your kids* now it`s that little boy/girl time to play with the train*.

And when you chose the last time slot. There are a lot of parents who just rush the museum in no time. And because when they leave the museum they cannot enter it again. And since it is the last time slot. No new guest will enter the museum. So number of kids will be less in an hour. So my eldest could play with everything as long as he wanted. Only the painting gallery will close early so he did not had a lot of time there.

When your kids hits 7 years old the museum is not very interesting. But we intent to go to the museum once a year.

You will see a lost Japanese, Korean or Chinese tourist with a huge camera. But they will not play with any of the toys. So if you are lucky as we there was a group of 20 people that left the museum within 20 minutes. It was click click click and they went.

Ow and the gift shop is not within the Nijntje/Miffy museum, you have to go across the street. And when you enter that building you have to look left and then you`ll see all kind of Nijntje/ MIffy toys.
Written 15 October 2019
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Khamsi
Zurich, Switzerland44 contributions
Big playground for kids up to 4
Aug 2019 • Family
Its not really a Museum, more like a really big playground for toddlers and kids up to about 4. It's cute though but definitely not worth a visit without kids! Adult highlight is the gift store but you can access that without going to the Miffy Museum as it is located at Centraal Museum across the street. They only let a limited number of people into the museum and you will understand once you're inside with kids running around. So, if you go DO buy tickets in advance online. Saw a few crying children today that couldn't enter as it was completely sold out.
Written 6 August 2019
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Utrechse
Utrecht, The Netherlands30 contributions
Cute museum
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great museum to visit with kids. Lots of fun activities. Buy tickets online, and in advance as it's often sold out.
Written 14 June 2019
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heathkliff
Ajman, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
A below average place mainly for infants!
Jun 2019 • Family
Located in the museum quarter of Utrecht, this place is mainly for infants. Kids above 4 may not find it fascinating as the activities/props are more suitable for infants. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is worth 24.5 euros and not really value for money if you look at what is on offer!
Written 9 June 2019
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