Reflecting the rich maritime heritage of The Netherlands, the World Art Museum has cobbled together thousands of historic artifacts from across the world, many picked up by Dutch sailors as they plundered the world during the 17th-century Golden Age. The result is a beautiful, vibrant, and unusual series of displays of tribal artwork not seen anywhere else, from Tibetan prayer flags to primitive Australian Aboriginal paintings and beautiful Indonesian hand-printed batiks, showcased alongside African carvings and a luscious collection of silk textiles embroidered in gold. The museum is housed in a lovely Art Nouveau building that contains a classy restaurant affording harbor views.
Our Rating Hours Tues—Sun 10am—5pm Phone 010/270-7172 Prices Admission 15€ adults, 6€ for kids 13-19, free for children 12 and under Web site Wereldmuseum
MapWillemskade 25 Rotterdam
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