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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a walking tour, we were shown moving pieces in a fountain with odds and ends from a closed theatre. It looked whimsical and we were intrigued to see what else this artist had done. We walked along the Rhine River walk and easily found...More

Thank DonnaP067
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really enjoyed this museum. Very different with some very cool exhibits. Right on the water and not too far from downtown. Easy with public transportation. A great insight into an amazing artist.

Thank Russ_Sharon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Executive summary: Pros - Cool moving sculpture, interactive art, detail stories behind the inspiration of each item Cons - none Top tip - If you’re a tourist staying in a hotel, use the free Basel card to get 50% off entry. Overall it’s a fun...More

Thank JonoMichaelL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like the London Science Museum, here's a place where you can press lots of buttons and see things move. Tinguely's art was all about kinetics, and it's very well displayed. There was also a special exhibition on when I visited, giving you a surreal...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum dedicated to the work of Jean Tinguely is a little different from most museums. Tinguelys' modern art seems to be about movement and many of the pieces move noisily when a button is pressed. If you are a fan of modern art or...More

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building itself has been well thought and is quite functional, large rooms, good light. not too big. Then the permanent Tinguely exhibition is at the image of the artist's Work, Check on internet before you go. I particularly liked the profile of the artist...More

Thank Yannick M
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Concept of having entire museum dedicated to one fellow is surely a big idea and no wonder his work has been a great contribution to science. After visiting this place one gets the answer. Moving of giant machines with kinetic energy and power of wheel....More

2  Thank kashishh2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This museum is conveniently located on the public bus line and admission is included with the iAmsterdam city card. There is a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden with a fountain. In addition to a timeline/ biography of Tinguely's life, there is an amazing collection of his...More

Thank Patti_Bessette
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a lovely art museum, not in a classical way, but modern, light and entretaining. It is worth a visit if time, also the stroll to the museum is very nice. Tinguely ist the most respresentative artist from Basel, and getting to know he's...More

Thank Alma_k
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We walked a long way for this museum only to be disappointed. Its newly opened but not so much worth a visit. Its very modern and the ideas displayed are a bit off beat. I would say this was a waste of time and money.Tear...More

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That depends from where you are coming. If you are coming from the other side of the river, there are several ferries that will take you across during daylight hours and when the river isn't too rough. One also has to walk... More
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