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Museum Bronbeek

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Living museum

Interesting museum, that's also a military pensioners home. Do eat the Indonesian restaurant... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
Colonial Museum about Dutch KNIL in Indonesia

This Bronbeek is functioning as elderly house for old soldiers who served KNIL (Royal Netherlands... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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1 May 2017
“Living museum”
28 Dec 2016
“Colonial Museum about Dutch KNIL in Indonesia”
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Velperweg 147, 6824 MB Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 376 3578
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Interesting museum, that's also a military pensioners home. Do eat the Indonesian restaurant "Kumpulan" for probably one of the best rice-tables in the Netherlands.

1  Thank Hansje
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This Bronbeek is functioning as elderly house for old soldiers who served KNIL (Royal Netherlands Indonesian Army). Several ex-soldiers still living here. The museum gives a good overview of the period of KNIL in Indonesia with lot of attributes used in that period. The park...More

1  Thank PeterWg12
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Go see the oldtime warrior from colonial army wearing their beautiful unifiorms....but hurry.....only few veterans left. Very impressive brass canons and artefacts from former Dutch Indonesia including large butterfly collection on clipboards. Afterwards take a walk to the park and its famous Indonesian style restaurant...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited the museum as part of a birthday party at the adjacent restaurant. Interesting history of Indonesia and Dutch colonialism. The museum is well presented and tells the story well in Dutch and English. The grounds and restaurant are also good. I learnt a lot...More

1  Thank Biffo4444
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Nice setup in chronological order of items. Extensive story of the Dutch colonial past of Indonesia. WW II, civil war and transfer of the souvernty is clearly exposed and explained.

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 11 April 2016

First, if you are coming from the main road to the left of the grounds, you must make a very sharp turn between metal gates into the complex. For us, this required backing up one time and trying again. Once inside it is really not...More

1  Thank solomon5
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Is an elderly home for retired single soldiers from the Dutch colonial army. Most residents are in their nineties. It also functions as a colonial museum. Next to the main building is a Indonesian restaurant, Kumpulan. Recommendable.

Thank Jan v
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This is an interesting museum about rebellions and wars in the Dutch East Indies, what is now Indonesia. Besides many stories, there are many items on display, mostly weaponry such as huge cannon barrels, daggers (krissen), regular guns, etc. There are some nice paintings too....More

1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Nice museum, great collection. Lift for wheelchairs quite small. Went with a group elderly people. Noticed many had difficulties to read information from a wheelchair. More information should be readable at different eye heights... It is a nice .ides to create a showcase in the...More

Thank Alida v
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Good museum what takes you back to the time of the Nederlands Indië and the time of the KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indië Leger). Learn about the Dutch history in Indonesia.

Thank C6795RXroberth
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Barbara L
14 March 2017|
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Response from Biffo4444 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you email the museum reception. They are very helpful. Variety of clothing on display as part of the colonial history.
8 May 2015|
Response from Ingrid M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't know but checked; from Arnhem Central Station there is a regular service by city bus nr.1 (Velp direction), which will take you to Bronbeek in about 15 mins. If you want to fine tune your plans you can check on... More
Rieta C
22 April 2015|
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Response from Ingrid M | Reviewed this property |
I suppose the best way to find out is to ask the museum: their contact details are: Address: Velperweg 147, 6824 MB Arnhem or Postbox 90004, 3509 AA Utrecht Tel. +0031-26-376 35 55 Internet: 3xw dot defensie dot nl... More