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Wereldmuseum

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Neighbourhood: Nieuwe Werk
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Address: Willemskade 25, 3016 DM Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 10 270 7172
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Wonderful collection of artifacts from Buddhist cultures and more

Fantastic collections of artifacts from Asia, Africa, Peru and other countries, nicely arranged and easy to follow. The museum is not very large, but lovely and enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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166 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic collections of artifacts from Asia, Africa, Peru and other countries, nicely arranged and easy to follow. The museum is not very large, but lovely and enjoyable. Check out the ballroom on the first level. Welcoming and friendly staff happy to assist and provide more information. Admission is free with Museumkaart.

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Dublin, Ireland
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148 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The tour starts on the top floor of the museum and works its way down to the ground floor. This top floor also has the temporary exhibition space. On the top floor is Tibetan & Japanese Buddhist objects. Some of these as presented in a temple manner do look a bit gaudy. Things improve as you make your way down... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This museum is relatively small but they managed to pack in a great collection. The selection is really good, big enough to enjoy and explore but small enough not to get bored.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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165 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Truly beautiful 3rd floor (Tibet and Japan), interesting 2nd and 1st floors as well. The museum is quiet, well organized and offers images and music rather than lengthy explanations. Recommended.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I think this museum is the most underrated one in Rotterdam. It is a bit pricy, but by far the most beautiful one. The building is absolutely stunning and the care for the exhibitions is superb. Its never too busy and thats maybe why the staff is always so friendly. This museum is also interesting for older kids just because... More 

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

What a amazing experience on a Saturday morning! Besides the normal collections we came to see the AFRIKA 010 collection. It exhibits top pieces as the source of inspiration for art, design, architecture, fashion, jewelry, and music from Africa. These items present a parade of impressions and "...an enrapturing visual experience such as statues and masks, largely hailing from a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Found this hidden gem of Rotterdam while walking back to my house after trip from Kinderdijk. Near to Waterbus stop and very beautiful museum at perfect location. Many amazing artifacts kept here and the special one is at the entrance of the museum. The statue of Lord Ganesha with the background of New Rotterdam is very beautiful and has amazing... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite museum, the rooms are beautiful, the building is gorgeous and the staff is always super friendly. The museum is is suited for people who don't like noise. I think its too expensive though

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Visited here to see the African exhibition, it is stunning. The power figures are amazing and costumes, headdresses and other artefacts a treat. You can listen to a commentaryear at various points throughost the exhibition - it's well worth taking advantage of this. The other exhibitions are just as exciting - the World of the Dalai Lama, the Light of... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I went already twice to this museum and I enjoyed both times. It's hard to define the specific of this museum (it's name actually means world museum), it's an art collection from all over the world (the collection change but includes Buddists sculptures, Middle Eastern works, Oceanic art, etc). The eclecticism, instead of making it confusing, I think makes the... More 

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