Katwijks Museum

Katwijks Museum, Katwijk: Address, Phone Number, Katwijks Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Katwijks Museum
4.5
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4.5
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John_Dinah
Leiden, The Netherlands34 contributions
A surprisingly good museum
Nov 2019 • Solo
Well worth a visit! A nice mixture of small and large objects as well as beautiful paintings. Local history comes to life.
Written 4 December 2019
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Rudolf B
358 contributions
Bigger than expected
Nov 2019
Nice collection of painting, model boats, Katwijk clothes & accessories.
Interesting facts about the Roman influence, fishing industry etc.
Time well spent here, and the volunteering staff are very helpful.
Enjoyed it.
Written 13 November 2019
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aadjeD
Katwijk, The Netherlands545 contributions
A nice museum on a rainy day
Aug 2019 • Solo
Even in nice weather well worth a visit.
Ofcourse the museum deals with the fishing history of Katwijk, but the collection of paintings is amazing, much more than you would expect from an unknown museum.
On the top floor you will find a presentation of escapees from the German occupation to England.
Well documented and very interesting.
All that for a small entrance fee.
Written 2 August 2019
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Jaap v
Katwijk, The Netherlands24 contributions
History of Katwijk
Mar 2018 • Family
Great museum, not only the history. Also you will find here great paintings of old Dutch painters that have visit Katwijk for the scenic views!
Written 2 September 2018
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jamesdavidson3
East Molesey, UK118 contributions
Interesting find
Aug 2018 • Family
What an interesting place. A fascinating overview of Katwijk including fishing history, famous artists and its time during the war. It does not sound interesting but it really was. The art work on display was worth the entrance fee on its own.
Written 15 August 2018
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palustrian
beijing96 contributions
Highly recommended
Jul 2018 • Solo
Excellent small museum with a wonderful collection of model fishing boats, artefacts and pictures. The custodians on the day of my visit were very charming and informative. It gives a valuable insight into the way of life in katwijk and the changes that have occured over time.
Written 19 July 2018
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siarheisa
Minsk, Belarus91 contributions
Surprisingly interesting museum
Mar 2018 • Family
The museum appeared to be surprisingly nice and interesting. Usually in such small places like Katwijk museums are pretty small with not a lot to see. But not this one. It has a lot to offer - big collection of boat model, shows the life of old Katwijk, has some collection of paintings. Don't miss it.
Written 11 March 2018
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Yana S
Moscow, Russia69 contributions
Surprisingly interesting! Must see in Katwijk
Feb 2018 • Family
Normally, one doesn’t expect to find such local museum in a small town entertaining, informative and exciting, but this’s the way Katwijks Museum is. I was there with my family - two adults and a 9-y/o child and spent there amazing 2 hours. It’s located in a former mansion house which was extended quite considerably for museum purposes, but still from outside it looks much smaller when it actually is.
The museum provides a very good introduction into the history of the town and the everyday living conditions of the people around 17-18 centuries and on. Its collection boasts some good paintings, sculpture, domestic objects and clothes, etc. What makes it really interesting is an exciting presentation: the objects and pieces of furniture are set into real domestic interiors, scenes of everyday fishermen’ life are reproduced in human-size mannequins and highly realistic decorations. The numerous models of ships, the village and brief explications (instead of tedious long texts) make the exposition highly informative and interesting. The inner architecture of the museum provides for several floors and lots of small spaces and thus dynamic.
You’ll definitely not regret about time spent!
Written 2 February 2018
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Albert B
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands91 contributions
a nice view of Katwijk in the past
Jun 2017 • Family
The "Katwijks museum" gives an excellent view about the life and living in the 19th and 20th century. The set-up of the paintings is beautiful located in old houses.
Written 13 January 2018
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ron
London, Canada164 contributions
Must see
Jul 2017 • Friends
Great to see the history of the area in a non boring way. Great displays. Lots of everywhere’s to look. Give you a sense of what was. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great for all ages.
Written 11 October 2017
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