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    World Art Museum

    by sachara Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    The wereld museum or World Art Museum brings allready more than 100 years the world to Rotterdam. The collection of the museum amounts about approximately 200,000 items. From 2000 the neigbouring buildings were added, so the exhibition halls were doubled.

    The museum offers exhibitions of contemporary and historical cultures from all over the world, from Brazil to Uzbekistan and Tibet, from the Netherlands to Singapore. The often unusual exhibitions and events stimulate and surprise the visitors by cross-cultural inspiration. The exhibitions show visual arts, masterpieces of textile, old photographs of people made by the first explorers. Since the end of the eighties contemporary art, photography and film are an essential part of the new collection policy as well.

    The kids of 7-13 years can stay in Hotel ‘Het Reispaleis’ and find the answers at questions like what are people from all over the world doing here, what kind of work do they do or which things are precious to them?

    Summer 2006 when I visited the World Museum there was an exhibition about Tibet and the 14 Dalai Lamas. Many years ago I visited an interesting exhibition about adobe architecture.

    The ‘Wereldcafé’ of the museum follows the themes of the actual exhibitions for its meals. It has a terrace by the water, a perfect spot for a meal, lunch or drink.

    Opening hours of the museum:
    10am till 5pm

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    Kunsthal

    by sachara Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    The Kunsthal is a exhibitionhall that offers about 25 exhibitions annually at 3300 m2 of exhibition space. There are three main halls, a design-gallery and a photo-gallery. So five or six exhibitions can be held simultaneously. The striking and compact building is designed by Rem Koolhaas and Fumi Hoshino. It is a nice artwork of architecture. Except the exhibition halls there is spacious auditorium, a café-restaurant and a bookshop.

    The annual exhibitions in the Kunsthal display a wide range of varied forms of art and culture like art, design and photography, old and new, elitist and popular. The Kunsthal often experiments with themes that have never been used for an exhibition before, which approach produces a fascinating repertoire. I saw an interesting overview exhibition of Picasso as well.

    Opening hours:
    tue wed thu fri sat 10am till 5pm
    sun 11am till 5 pm

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    Museum Boymans van Beuningen

    by sachara Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    The Museum Boymans Van Beuningen is the oldest and most known art museum of Rotterdam. F.J.O. Boymans donated his art collection to the city of Rotterdam. The municipality of Rotterdam founded the Boymans museum in the Schielandshuis in 1849.

    The art collections was growing and in 1928 was decided that to build a new museum. Also D.G. van Beuningen donated his art collection to the museum. That's why the museum got the name Museum Boymans Van Beuningen.

    The museum houses a rich collection, grouped into four wings: Old Art, the collection of Prints and Drawings , the collection of Applied Arts and Design and the Modern Art wing.

    The museum has paintings of famous the old masters as Rembrandt, Rubens,Titiaan, Van Eyk and Breughel in the Old Art wing, artworks of Dali, Magritte, Monet, Kadinsky, Cezanne, Delacroix in the Modern Art wing. In the collection of the Applied Arts and Design there re many objects and furniture from different periods.

    Opening hours:
    10am till 5pm, at sundays from 11am till 5 pm

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    Dutch Architecture Institute

    by sachara Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    The Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi) has one of the world’s largest collections of architecture. The NAi is housed in a striking building which is designed by architect Jo Coenen.

    The NAi has five exhibition rooms with more than fifteen exhibitions. The first time I visited the NAi it was work related and I was overwhelmed getting such a great overview of historical and contemporary architecture. Huis Sonneveld, a modern villa from 1933, designed with light, air, space and colour is part of the NAi, being one of the best-preserved examples of the New Building School of architecture.

    The NAi is more than a museum. It offers educational programs, has a large library with a study hall. In the bookshop you can find a huge selection of architecture books. There is also a nice museum café.

    Opening hours:
    tue, wed, thu, fri, sat: 10am till 5pm
    sun: 11am till 5 pm

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    Maritime Museum

    by sachara Updated Jul 29, 2006

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    It doesn't surprise that Rotterdam, the city with the biggest harbour of the world, has a maritime museum. This Maritime Museum 'Prince Hendrik', originally founded in 1874, got its striking location at the northern end of the Leuvehaven in 1986.

    In the modern building are several exhibitions showing all facets of shipping and navigation. The partly interactive museum is interesting for kids and adults. A part of the museum collection came from the Dutch Prince Hendrik (1820-1879).

    The museum has also a outdoormuseum in the harbour, the Leuvehaven. Here you can see historical ships like the traditional ship 'De Buffel' of the 19th century, the oldest Dutch wooden sailing ship and lots of shipping utensiles at the quay.

    Opening hours: 10am till 5pm, at sundays 11am till 5pm.

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    Villa Zebra

    by AR76 Updated Aug 7, 2005
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    Described as an "art hall for children", Villa Zebra is the opportunity to introduce kids to Art with a capital A.

    A visit to Villa Zebra means there is not only loads to see, but definitely also loads to do! This is not another one of those boring museum visits - "boredom" does not exist in the Villa Zebra vocabulary :-)

    Besides permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum also houses workshop corners, a theatre and a Zebra Café where board games can be played while enjoying a cuppa.

    Reservations can be made for birthday parties - check out their website for more info.

    Admission:
    Visitors 0-4 yrs - free
    Visitors 4 yrs and over: EUR3.00

    Opening hours:
    Tuesdays - Sundays: 11.00-17.00hrs
    Mondays closed

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    Natuurmuseum Rotterdam

    by catnl Written Mar 19, 2005

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    Natuurmuseum Rotterdam 2005

    Tuesday till Saturday 10 -17 hours
    sundays and public holidays 11-17 hours

    We did'nt go inside because it was almost closing time so i can give u the info and the pic thats all:-)
    Steven, Lenny's friend was talking about the skeleton all the time, he even was drawing the skeletong on a napkin while we had our dinner. I took some info from the receptiondesk, people can get we here...
    the collection:
    collections...
    > fossil mammals
    > mammals
    > fishes
    > birds
    > butterflies
    > moths
    > beetles
    > dragonflies
    > bees, wasps, ants and others
    > grasshoppers and crickets
    > crustacea
    > molluscs

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    Nederlands fotomuseum

    by benidormone Written Oct 23, 2004

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    Nederlands fotomuseum

    The Dutch photomuseum has a unique collection of 70 Dutch photographers. Their work gives a lively picture of Dutch society in the 19th and 20th century. In 2005 the museum hopes to open its doors in The Las Palmas building at Kop van zuid in Rotterdam.

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    The Kunsthal

    by benidormone Updated Oct 23, 2004

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    The Kunsthal

    This building was designed by Rotterdam architect Rem Koolhaas and has more than 3300 square metres of exhibition space. It stages 25 exhibitions a year from old art, new art, design to photography. When we where there an exhibition about Mucha took place.

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    Natuurmuseum

    by benidormone Written Oct 23, 2004

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    Natuurmuseum

    The Nature museum has a big collection from butterflies to fossil mammals and much more. The antique mansion Villa Dijkzigt built in 1852 is where the museum is housed. The museum was extended by a modern glass pavillion in 1995.

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    NAi

    by OlafS Updated Oct 15, 2004

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    Rotterdam: NAi

    NAi stands for Nederlands Architectuurinstituut. That means Netherlands institute of architecture. Inside this building exhibitions are held about architecture while there is also a library and a huge archive inside. The building, by the way, was designed by Jo Coenen, currently one of the most important architects of The Netherlands.

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    Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

    by OlafS Written Aug 9, 2004

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    This museum of art covers a range from the middle ages to the present day. The museum was founded in 1849 but the current building dates from 1928-1935. It was designed by architect A.J. van der Steur in Traditionalistic style.

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    Belasting and Douane Museum

    by Imbi Written May 19, 2004

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    In English it means The Dutch Tax & Customs Museum. It has on display the full tax history. You could see that how people were enjoying the relaxations of tax. I was surprised to see how people were literally exempted from tax. I wish the old time could come back and save us from this contemporary tax system

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    Het Schielandshuis

    by Imbi Written May 19, 2004

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    Although Rotterdam give a modern city look but there are few buildings, which have some old history and great design and one of them is undoubtedly Het Schielandshuis. It was designed and established in second era of sixteenth century and it was under the use of polder authority's residence, meeting room and reception room

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    Museum of Nature

    by BeaYong Written Apr 3, 2004

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    The museum is housed in the antique mansion Villa Dijkzigt built in 1852. In 1995 the museum was extended by a modern glass pavillion. Located in the Museumpark, close to the Dutch Architecture Institute, the Chabot Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and next to the Kunsthal, the Natural History Museum forms the natural element of a broad cultural programme in the Rotterdam region.

    collections :

    > fossil mammals....> birds
    > butterflies....> moths..> beetles..> dragonflies.......
    > bees, wasps, ants and others....> grasshoppers and crickets
    > molluscs

    tickets : 3,= Euro p.p

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