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“Lovely building with peaceful cloisters” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum Catharijneconvent

Museum Catharijneconvent
Ranked #9 of 101 things to do in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely building with peaceful cloisters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

I'm not a great fan of religious treasure, but whay they have here is truly magnificent. You get a free audio description in your own language, which helps to bring the place to life. Locals seem to use the restarant for lunch, which is very jolly

Visited March 2013
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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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“Beautiful church in the quaint, quiet Museum Quarter of Utrecht”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

I had a nice time walking around this museum. The main issue that I had was that there was no guide for me to read in English. I understand that the signs near the artwork were in Dutch. I was just a bit surprised not to see even a tiny pamphlet or piece of paper with a paragraph or two in English. If there is information available in English, it wasn't placed in an easy-to-spot location.

I must say that the altar pieces, paintings, and other items were beautiful and the setup of the museum was well-planned. I don't think I'd go again for nearly 10 euros, but for one visit it was a good place to pass through.

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“Beautiful museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

Great museum in the centre of Utrecht. For anyone with cultural and religious interest. Beautiful collection.

Visited November 2012
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London
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

The museum has a mixed collection of art telling the story of Christianity in holland from the middle ages. It is clearly and well displayed, There is an excellent exhibition on the medieval sculptors of Utrecht who worked in stone, wood and clay, including a room describing the techniques.

Visited November 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Great museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

Very well organised with permanent and temporary exhibitions! Nice setting and very educational approach! Definitely worth a visit!

Visited November 2012
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