Museum Bronbeek, Arnhem

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  • As the Dutch East Indies is very much part of my family history it was very interesting to visit this museum. From the start to the end of the Dutch colonial era everything was displayed. The stories....  more »
  • Well worth a visit with a lot of information about the far east, with lots of old bronze cannons right up to modern times  more »
  • Interesting Museum run by the Dutch Ministry of Defence covering their colonial history, mainly focusing on Indonesia. Presents a balanced view of history and does not attempt to justify or make an apology for colonialism. Although similarly it does not take extensive measures to frame dutch actions as wholely bad which is also understandable. Of note, they do state the high cost in human lives but leave the moral implications up to the visitors to decide which is an adequate step. Overall a very interesting experience even if you have prior knowledge on the history since the narrative presented is different but not insulting. Exhibits within the museum have English captions so dont be put off by the lack of English in the outdoors areas. Although getting the captions for them in English is a bit clunky since you'll need to carry around a information book which are on stands around the museum.
  • Great museum of the Dutch colonial history. As an Indonesian, it is interesting to see our shared history through the Dutch's perspective. Stories in the museum are delivered in a concise, informative way year-by-year. I highly recommend this place, especially to fellow Indonesians! Ticket prices are also considered not expensive (especially if you have a museum kaart ;) ). After you explore the museum, consider to explore the surrounding park to see some commemoration monuments.
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