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"Museum van de 20ste Eeuw ? What to see." Hoorn Things to Do Tip by Jerelis

Hoorn Things to Do: 48 reviews and 136 photos

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The unique Museum of the 20th Century was opened in 1994 at a different location in the city of Hoorn. Ever since October 2011 you will find it here in the old prison building. Via a large museum shop (where you need to buy the tickets) we walked into the exposition space. There are four halls where temporary exhibitions can be shown, and six rooms where the permanent collection is placed. Another fascinating spot is the “Open Depot” where the we could see for ourselves what is being collected and managed.

We walked by rooms with old kitchens and living room interiors. Also an old school class of the former century and we had the pleasure to witness four temporary exhibitions:

1) 80 years of Fisher Price toys;
2) All kinds of ‘Mona Lisa’ objects;
3) Barbie in the 20th century;
4) Unique collection of cars to play with.

Address: Krententuin 24, 1621 DG Hoorn.
Directions: At the historical harbour of Hoorn.
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Phone: 0229- 21 40 01

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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