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Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum

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Quirky Museum about Local Carnival

Having lived in New Orleans for a few years, I was keen to see a museum dedicated to carnival. It... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
JinONC
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Washington, DC
great overview of the carnivale history all over the world

Great overview of how Carnivale is celebrated in different countries. Plenty of costumes to show... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Japan2012
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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2 Jul 2018
“Nice but unfocussed”
17 May 2017
“Quirky Museum about Local Carnival”
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Wow, there is so much information (in Dutch mostly) in this museum, that it's too much to take in. There is no clear theme in this museum, just all the carnival things that people have collected over the years. Because of this, you're mostly looking...More

Thank Keureh
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Having lived in New Orleans for a few years, I was keen to see a museum dedicated to carnival. It was staffed by three senior citizens who were quite the boosters for their town and it's unique version of carnival. I wouldn't have known about...More

3  Thank JinONC
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great overview of how Carnivale is celebrated in different countries. Plenty of costumes to show the differences from country to country. The volunteer staff were very well informed, helpful, gave us quite the history lesson and all in English.

Thank Japan2012
Reviewed 22 May 2016

recently visited Den Bosch with friends and we decided to visit the Carnival Museum which you would think is fun. We were told to wait a few minutes so we could be given a guided tour. apparently you can't wander round by yourself. our guide...More

Thank jalos38
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Friendly welcome from staff, I was given an English guide to the displays. The museum tells the history of carnival, at first generally, then specifically in Den Bosch or Oeteldonk (the city's carnival name). I really enjoyed this museum, lots of eccentric and odd (in...More

1  Thank RachelCockett
Reviewed 16 April 2016

this is the greatest place if you like carnival. they have film of weird carnivals from all over the world, and costumes too. the balkan ones are really quite odd, some say even odder than my mate jim (who unfortunately couldn't make it as he...More

Thank guy h
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I wasn't too sure what to expect when I first visited but I was in for such a great surprise. I was shown around by a gentleman who was, perhaps, the Curator (he certainly knew his stuff)! I love Carnivals and here was an important...More

Thank teriderrytd
Reviewed 18 February 2016

It's totaly run by volunteers, who do there outmost best to make you're stay a pleasant one. They have a lot of items from Carnaval (Mardi Grass) all over the world and the most from Carnaval in Den Bosch. They have several different artefacts on...More

Thank Cosetteiscookin
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Discover the heart of the people of Den Bosch ("Bosschenaren"). This museum is all about Carnaval (Mardi Gras) a three day festivity. Carnaval is in embedded in our soul (I'm a local) and if you have the chance to be here during this festivity watch,...More

Thank Urbie113
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This museum was build by and is run by volunteers and has a unique exhibition of carnaval items from all over the world but specifically from Oeteldonk over the years. Well worth having a look and be amazed by all the things they have on...More

Thank Alexa t
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