Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

The Netherlands is a very deep and cosmopolitan country. It has cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam where the nightlife is at top levels. Although Rotterdam lost most of its historic buildings in World War II, it has become one of the most spectacular cities of the Netherlands with its impressive industrial heritage and design wonder features. 

Rotterdam is also home to many festivals, with exhibitions exhibited by both local and foreign artists, as well as tables that do not fit into the museums. 

Boijmans Van Beuningen

The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, located in the Museumpark region, is one of the most important art museums of the Netherlands. The museum, which is as extensive as the contemporary art from the Middle Ages, is home to more than 140,000 pieces of art. 

In the museum, works by masters such as Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Dali and Cézanne are exhibited. Gabritius's own portraits, Ruisdael's The Wheatfield,  Rubens's Flight of Medea are among the ones to be seen in Boijmans Van Beuningen. In the museum you can also find the works of Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Kandinsky, Margritte, Kokoschka, Da Vinci, Cornell, Beckmann and many other valuable artists.

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The exhibition has both new and old works of art, goods and designs. As most of the collections can be found in the museum, the sculptures are also located in the sculpture park where is right next to it. 

On the walls of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam are three Rembrandt's famous oil paintings hanging; Portret of Aletta Adriaensdochter, The Unity in the Country,Titus at His Desk. These items, which are hidden in boxes in the Printing Room under special conditions required by a light sensitive material such as paper, are revealed again at the request of a researcher or an art lover.

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In general, all drawings and paintings are among the most important works of the world. If you are visiting Rotterdam, be sure to visit the Boijmans van Beuningen museum. The entrance fee is 12,50 €. 

It can be said a morning or afternoon you will spend in the museum will be equal to a time spent in the middle ages. The other museum you can visit at Museumpark is Kunsthal. The Natuurhistorisch Museum can also be visited as well as Kunsthal and the Boijmans Van Beuningen museums in the same area.

A Scene on the Ice

If you like art, I'm sure you will have fun. Europe's calm port city Rotterdam and Antwerp, Ghent and Brugge near the it, can be a great travel route.

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