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Drents Museum

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Address: Brink 1, 9401 HS, Assen, The Netherlands
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+31 592 377 773
11:00 - 17:00
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Very beautiful building

We visited the exposition of russian realism. A Must see. Beautiful and very big paintings. The old part of the museum is Also very interesting; from the same architect as the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the exposition of russian realism. A Must see. Beautiful and very big paintings. The old part of the museum is Also very interesting; from the same architect as the rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Thank Jan-Auwke D
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The museum, unassuming from the outside, is great for its archaeological section. It often holds, also, top-quality temporary exhibitions, such as the current one showcasing the Peredvizhniki Russian Realism movement. The latter is impressively set up in the airy new wing, with a very good curation of selected works, its sub-thematic organization, and its modular organization that allows one to... More 

Thank Andre L
The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

When you visit Assen, you should definitely visit this museum. It´s very interesting. A few years ago the Terracotta Army was in the museum, this was really interesting. Right now you can watch Russian Realism, so I think I need to visit again :)

1 Thank Seyamaila P
Nuenen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Drents museum in Assen has been renovated. In my opnion it is not too easy to find the different exhibitions. The elevators are slow, but yes, it is an attractive museum with sometimes exceptional exhibitions such as the Peredvizhniki Russian painters exhibition. A unique event. The Museum is nicely located mid town close to the train station.. Nice surroundings... More 

1 Thank n_wiedenhof
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went over to view the Russian art exhibition. I was a bit skeptical at first but it turned out the paintings were great and showed in great detail the life of Russians who lived around 1900. It is a free entry with a Museumkaart. Highly recommended!

Thank HGJ821
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting collection of paintings by Russian artists of 1870s. Thoughtful subjects, lot of emotions, great impressions. Worth to travel even from Amsterdam (about 180 km).

Thank Dmitry T
Nieuwkoop, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

They just had a temporary exhibition about the Maya, which I missed unfortunately. But I read somewhere that you should defintely visit the archeological department/floor of this museum and that is certainly true ! There have been great finds in this area of Holland, very old finds of objects, dwellings, animals and human remains. The walls have panels with finds... More 

Thank Caroline B
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great exposition about Maya culture with lots of artifacts, video and explanation. Building itself is quite interesting as well.

Thank iWiebe
Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice exhibition about the Maya life and culture. Some beautiful relics, unfortunately no important pieces. So, on to Guatemala yourself.

Thank StefanLechner
Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The main exhibit was a history of the Mayan civilization. It was very well done. The permanent exhibits were interesting especially the one about the history of the area.

Thank Tony G

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