Centraal Museum, Utrecht

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
The Centraal Museum is the main museum in Utrecht, Netherlands, founded in 1838. The museum has a wide-ranging collection, mainly of works produced locally. The collection of the paintings by the Northern Mannerist Joachim Wtewael is by a long way the largest anywhere in the world. Other highlights are many significant paintings by the Utrecht Caravaggisti, such as Gerard van Honthorst and Hendrick ter Brugghen. Both of them travelled to Rome in the early 17th century to study the works of the Italian master Caravaggio. In the previous generation, as well as Wtewael, Abraham Bloemaert and the portraitist Paulus Moreelse were the most significant Utrecht painters, with Jan van Scorel still earlier.
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  • I would personally challenge the state of mental health of the most of the "artists" represented in this museum. In my personal opinion this is wasting of money and time.  more »
  • Interesting exhibit about the development of central Utrecht following the war and the political influences the weighed upon it.Plenty of room in the museum to explore the different periods in the...  more »
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  • The way they arrange items is very interesting.. I feel like the arrangement is the same on the first and the second floor.. similar items are in the same places on these two floors
  • Excellent place with very interesting displays reflecting modern design, also think Miffy and you will discover the studio of her creator! . Dont forget to check out the 1000 year old boat in the cellar.

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