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Bonnefanten Museum

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Address: Avenue Ceramique 250 | Postbus 1735, 6221 KX Maastricht, The Netherlands
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+31 43 329 0190
11:00 - 17:00
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Art museum featuring archaeological finds from the province of Limburg,...

Art museum featuring archaeological finds from the province of Limburg, sculptures from the Maasland (1300-1550A.D.) and paintings of south Holland (1500-1750A.D.)

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The old masters are superb

Despite the 12E entry tickets this was a great place. The outside of the building is beautiful and the three inside floors are connected by a single, beautiful, wooden staircase... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, UK
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London, UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the 12E entry tickets this was a great place. The outside of the building is beautiful and the three inside floors are connected by a single, beautiful, wooden staircase. The contemporary art was OK - varied and some more interesting than others. The first floor has an amazing and extensive collection of old masters from the middle ages and... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Another example of over-the-top architecture, that does not connect with its contents. We did not like it at all.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Ceramique roots hosting marvelous exhibitions. Mix of all local history recent history ancient culture and more the enough space for contemporary art. Also hosts exquisite art exhibitions. Njoyed the diversity and the small Restaurant. Breughel Rubens next to Cai Guo-Qiang

Thank Hans V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

One part of the building is interesting from the outside. There are 2 levels of full exhibits and small top level. The second level (first floor in Europe) had the most interesting older items. The rest had modern items not particularly inspiring today but these change regularly. The building itself is nice inside. It is a little pricey at 12... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Always interesting collections, not too big, and a shop which is not too pricey! You can also follow them on ig

Thank Sabina M
Magdeburg, Germany
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I think the ticket might be a little expensive. There was a nice lady who gave a complete info about the museum. I liked the 1st and 2nd floors. There were alot of fascinating statues whiche were made of wood,sandstone,... . Unfortunately I had not enough time to visit the 3rd floor because the museum closed such soon(5 pm).

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

A very nice lady gave an introduction about what to visit, which way to go, what not to forget... I followed her instructions and had a very pleasant stay at the museum. Looking at art from the medieval sculptures (look at the many Lady Mary statues; many inspired by the Reims 'laughing angel' - and see the beautiful 'pleurant') and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

this museum has an own collection of old art, 14/15th and 16/17th century, but Bonnefanten also offers exhibits contemporary art, with works of national and international artists. Also note: BonnefantenBuiten in Wijlre - Hedgehouse- contemporary art in beautiful surroundings open from March to e nd October,

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

A great art gallery with both traditional historic old masters and wacky modern art. It's a bit of a walk out of the centre but well worth it. You can combine a visit to the ceramic centre and a walk along the river bank.

Thank timake
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

There a lot more new exhibitions with interesting artists. Everything is well displayed with a lot of space and seats to enjoy quietly.

Thank RonaldWouters

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