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“a surprising park”
Review of Middelheim Museum

Middelheim Museum
Ranked #21 of 159 things to do in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Middelheim Museum is one of the oldest and most original open-air museums in Europe. The museum offers a fascinating overview of more than one hundred years of visual arts in an exceptional setting. The welcoming arts park attracts more than 500,000 visitors every year. Admission is free of charge.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“a surprising park”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I you have got a few hours left in Antwerp, this very nice art-park will surprise you. Just experience it for yourself and be surprised by the objects you might see on your walk. I did love it.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank peterquint
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best stroll in Antwerp”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Located on the outskirts of Antwerp, but accessible by bus or tram, this FREE open-air museum presents a worthy collection of 19th and 20th century and contemporary (Gormley, Ai Weiwei) sculpture in a park setting. It is likely not high on your to-do list in Antwerp, but if you have the time and the weather is fine, this is a lovely place to spend an afternoon in a cultural park. As it is Belgium, there is also a decent cafe/restaurant in the park should you need a sit-down or are getting a bit peckish.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Christopher G
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Went during a visit to Antwerp to Middelheim park and enjoyed a great open air jazz festival. Unique experience

Visited August 2013
Thank Alex55_13
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stunning ”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful park and artwork, great for a walk around or maybe a picnic. A unique spin on a public park.

1 Thank Cassyrulz
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Kew, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Fantastic free outdoor museum. It no doubt helped that we went there on a sunny day, but I think I'd have enjoyed it anyway. The park itself is attractive, with nice woodland, and there are a lot of sculptures to see, including some truly fantastic ones and some works by major artists. The Anthony Gormley one - Firmament III - is quite remarkable. The polar bear one was lovely and guaranteed to go down well with kids (and big kids, like me). The "melting boat" one was fun and quirky. The on site cafe, while not cheap, is worth checking out as the cakes are great. I'd definitely recommend this place. It's free, and there is stuff for all ages.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Bendyclaire2013
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