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“Great little museum”
Review of Dordrechts Museum

Dordrechts Museum
Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Dordrecht
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Six centuries of Dutch paintings. A rich collection and temporary exhibitions, a high quality restaurant and a well stored museumshop. Well worth a visit.
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The exibitions are changing a couple of times a year, and they are allways interesting.
The exibition about the art of King Willem the second was good. They showed a Rembrandt a did really like, and the paintings came from all over the world.

Thank Augusta A
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We visited the museum this weekend and were surprised by the large, divers collection. We viewed paintings by regional artists, but there were also vases and cabinets. Also, there were various temporary exhibitions which make it a pleasure to return again in the future. The building itself is beautiful. Last but not least, the cafe / restaurant is a nice place to have a coffee or snack and take a rest after you've visited the museum. Real nice setting and kind personnel. A visit of the whole museum (two stories) takes about 1.30 / 2.00 hours.

1  Thank Marno S
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

The Dordrechts Museum is a well hidden, but pleasant surprise. Located in an ordinary city street it suddenly presents itself in a building with undeniable grandeur. The collection of art is worth a visit and the museum café serves nice snacks after your tour.

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

The museum is one of the oldest in The Netherlands, founded in 1842. Since 1904 it is housed in the present building, a former cloister and later a psychiatric hospital. In 2010 it reopened after extensive modernisation and extension. The new and old buildings are well integrated. In front of the museum is a large garden with trees where there is the terrace of the museum’s restaurant.

The collection is nice with some rooms dedicated to local “art heroes” A fare share is dedicated to works from the 19th century Dutch painters including Breitner, Maris and the Oyen brothers from The Hague. It is interesting to see that the works of these Dutch painters are scattered over a couple of museums in The Netherlands. You will find them in museums in The Hague, Amsterdam, etc.

There are some very interesting artefacts in every room one of which is a “peep-box” where you can see the painting “The Eavesdropper” from Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693) re-enacted. Very funny.

The new part has temporary exhibitions on various themes so check the website of the museum for details. When I visited the museum there was an excellent, informative exhibition on the art of educating children.

There is a nice restaurant in the new part with easy chairs which makes you feel that you are in a nice hotel.

When you visit this museum do not miss the “Regentenkamer” (regents) which is a sort of annex at a 10 minute walk from the museum. In this room, which was built in 1701, you can see the pictures of those who were in power in the city in the 17th century. When you are in this room notice the list of names at the entrance of those portrayed.

Dordrecht is one of the oldest towns in The Netherlands and the old part has many well preserved and renovated buildings. Strolling through this part and visiting the museum would give you a nice and quiet day out.

1  Thank SeimenBurum
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I was given a tour in this museum by the mayor and the director of the museum and it was far above expectation.
The collection is beautiful, very well presented. The building is lovely and just renovated. And the restaurant and shop are excellent.
What I liked most was that in several of the rooms they have the studies and sketches the artists made before the final oil painting. It gives you a nice view of how the artists work.

I would highly recommend going to this museum.

Thank maarten81
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