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“Warfare in the Dutch East Indies”
Review of Museum Bronbeek

Museum Bronbeek
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Arnhem
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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. Outdoors there are many stones commemmorating fallen soldiers and citizens, e.g. those who died working on the Burma and Sumatra railways under Japanese rule.

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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 trunk of a tree, f.i. , but it really limits its viewers. Museum is very well kept. Staff is very friendly and willing to help.
Suggestion: 'library' room for more background information.

Thank Alida v
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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.

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Museums on the subject of the colonialism of Dutch East Indies, AKA Indonesia, is somewhat a complicated design with the possiblity of being rife with subjectivity and propaganda. You can easily see this in numerous history museums in Indonesia and the Netherlands. This is where Bronbeek Museum stands out amongst the other of its kinds for offering an objective view of three centuries history between the two nations. The exhibit, especially the war exhibit, is presented from the two points of view: Dutch and Indonesian. This presentation gives a unique spin to the museum as it provides a contrast how one event is perceived by one side and by the other. A good cause for one side is a disaster for the other. It also provides the contemporary situation of people who found themselves standing on two sides thus providing insight not only to the past but also to the present and future as well. Bronbeek Museum also functions as an elderly home for the Dutch veterans who were stationed in Indonesia. Maybe if you're lucky, you can sit down with them and hear the stories from themselves. As on the more practical side, it means this museum is easily navigable for people with limitation on their mobility. The location of the museum itself is also easily accesible with Bus number 1 from Arnhem Central Station towards Velp and you can get down in at Bronbeek. Surrounding the museum is a nice tranquil garden. Visiting this place is not only a treat for history lovers but also for people looking for a nice quiet time either for contemplation or just a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

with pictures and spoken texts you will learn and see some aspects from the way of live in those centuries.

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