Looking for the best museums in Drenthe? These are the best ones:
Herinneringscentrum Kamp WesterborkHooghalenThe Memorial centre Westerbork transit camp is dedicated to the history of 'Polizeiliches Durchgangslager Westerbork'. The museum commemorates the lives of a hundred thousand Dutch Jews. There are several objects on display and the original walls of the barracks and various films are shown. Old road
Drents MuseumAssenThe Drents Museum is housed in an old building from 1885. The museum originally opened in 1854 and is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. A large collection on the prehistory of Drenthe is on display. In addition, the museum displays bog bodies such as the ‘Yde girl’ and owns a collection
HunebedcentrumBorgerThe Hunebedcentrum is dedicated to dolmens and Funnel beakers, the builders of the dolmens. The tombs were built some five thousand years ago. 52 of the 54 dolmens in the Netherlands are found in the province of Drenthe. The museum shows how Funnel beakers lived five centuries ago. Visitors can also
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Wildlands Adventure Zoo EmmenEmmenWildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen is an adventure theme park with three areas: Jungola, Serenga, and Nortica.
Het GevangenismuseumVeenhuizenThe Gevangenismuseum is housed in a former ‘Dwanggesticht’ from the 19th century. In an interactive way, the visitor learns about how criminals were treated in the Netherlands from 1600 to the present. In addition, the museum covers the history of Veenhuizen as a prison town. Important in the museum
VeenparkBarger-CompascuumVeenpark has an arcreage of 160 hectares, which makes it the largest museum in the Netherlands. This open-air museum is dedicated to the digging of the brown gold, peat. The peat history of Drenthe comes to life in this museum. The visitor travels through nostalgic villages and a bog area with peat
Openluchtmuseum Ellert en BrammertSchoonoordOpenluchtmuseum Ellert en Brammert is dedicated to the history of Southeast Drenthe. The museum illustrates how the people worked and lived in the area by showing different types of housing. The collection of the museum includes a turf hut, a tollbooth, a school, a Saxon farmhouse and a prison.
Olie- en Korenmolen WoldzigtRoderwoldeAuthentic and unique 1852 industrial mill containing a "department" for the production of linseed oil (called oil milling) and a "department" of flour milling. Both are still fully operational and are still in regular use. Everything still functions just as it was built in 1852. Regularly, a grou
Tractor & Werktuigen Museum Jan DrentheValthermondOld agricultural machinery of the brand and dealership McCormick-Deering / International Harvester / Farmall (IHC), including tractors, plows, mowers. Attention to the Marshall Plan and its role in the post-war development of agricultural mechanization in the region. Also peat-colonial agricultural
Museumboerderij De KarstenhoeveRuinerwoldMuseum farm De Karstenhoeve dates from the first half of the 17th century and is still largely in its original state. In the farm you can taste the atmosphere of the daily life of the residents from the 19th century. Among other things, there is an upstairs room with a States Bible, a cabinet in the
Museum Havezate MensingeRodenMuseum Havezate Mensinge dates back to 1381 and is one of the few authentically furnished havezates in Drenthe. A havezate is the home of the owner of an estate. In the museum, all rooms are accessible and give an impression of former life and living in a Drenthe manor.
City Museum CoevordenCoevordenThe Stedelijk Museum Coevorden is housed in the Arsenal of Coevorden. The museum illustrates the story of the fortified town of Coevorden from the time in which the first viscount lived to the present. Coevorden was captured destroyed and rebuilt several times in its history. The museum features a c
Kinderwereld SpeelgoedmuseumRodenThe Kinderwereld Speelgoedmuseum is dedicated to toys. The collection mainly consists of old toys from late 1700 to 1950. The collection includes dolls and dollhouses, small tableware, trains, cars, board games, tin soldiers, slot machines and LEGO. In addition to looking at the toys, visitors also
Museum De BuitenplaatsEeldeMuseum De Buitenplaats is for everyone, from visitors who have a love for art and gardens to enthusiasts of historical and modern architecture. The museum pavilion is open year-round for culture lovers. With its own museum collection full of modern art from after 1945 and changing exhibitions, it of
International Wooden Shoe MuseumEeldeThe International Wooden Shoe Museum Eelde is a museum dedicated to the wooden shoe, wooden shoe making machines and tools used by clog makers. The museum has the greatest and most extensive collection of clogs in the world. The collection consists of more than 3,000 pairs of clogs and other wooden
Cultuurhistorisch streek- en handkarrenmuseum De WemmeZuidwoldeCultuurhistorisch streek- en handkarren museum De Wemme organizes a new exhibition each year that is related to the countryside of Southwest Drenthe. The museum annually organises new exhibitions on sculptures in the orchard. The exhibition area houses a restoration workshop and a forge. The depot h
Miramar ZeemuseumVledderThe Miramar Zeemuseum exhibits a collection of sea treasures that were collected by Jeanne Warners, the founder of the museum. The museum’s collection is very diverse and features objects ranging from starfish to shells, from flying fish to chitons and corals to sponges. The museum also displays War
Molenmuseum De WachterZuidlarenMolenmuseum De Wachter is a windmill from 1851 that served as an oil mill. Today the mill still produces linseed oil from flaxseed. The mill is also used as a mill for spices and grain is milled for the bakery that is housed in the mill. In addition, there is a steam locomotive and a steam tractor.
Museummolen Jan PolDalenMuseummolen Jan Pol is a mill from 1820. The mill houses exhibitions on the history of the mill Jan Pol and the villages Dalen, Dalerpeel, Wachtum and Stieltjeskanaal. At the ‘meelzolder’ prehistoric grinding stones and old types of grains and weighing flour are on display. There are also finds from
Museum van PapierknipkunstWesterborkThe Museum van Papierknipkunst is dedicated to the history of ‘knipkunst’ and various forms of contemporary ‘knipwerk’. It features national and international, old and recently made ‘papierknipkunst’ by famous and lesser-known artists. The collection of the museum includes ‘knipwerk’ by the famous c
Drukkerijmuseum MeppelMeppelDrukkerijmuseum Meppel tells a dynamic story of communication. The museum displays various objects, materials and facts. The story begins in a prehistoric cave where the first signs of prehistoric men are covered which consisted of scratches in stone, paintings in caves and visual language. The muse
Industrieel Smalspoor MuseumEricaThe Industrieel Smalspoor Museum is located on a site of six hectares, next to the Dommerkanaal. Historical machines and locomotives are on display here. The visitor can make a trip through the forest with a narrow gauge railway train. This route was used for the transport of peat to the peat plants
Museum VosbergenEeldeMuseum Vosbergen is housed in a villa on the Vosbergen estate. The collection consists of about eight hundred musical instruments that are exhibited in a historical perspective. The collection includes Western instruments, non-Western instruments and automatic instruments. Important pieces in the co
Oermuseum West-DrentheDieverArcheologisch Centrum West Drenthe is located in the only ‘schultebehuizing’ in Drenthe from 1604 that is still partly in its original condition. It is the archaeological centre of the Netherlands. Photo collages and various objects illustrate life of the first inhabitants, the reindeer hunters and
Somewhere in the Netherlands 1939-1945EmmenFoundation Museum Ergens in Nederland 1939 - 1945 is a collection of World War II militaria, which has been on display at the museum in Emmen since March 28, 2015. The militaria collection, built up from the 1980s, contains thousands of items related to World War II and made up to 1945. On display
Planetron DwingelooDwingelooPlanetron Dwingeloo features one of the two Zeiss planetariums in the Netherlands. The Zeiss-planetarium is placed in a dome with a diameter of 15 meters. When it gets dark in the room, a starry sky becomes visible to visitors.
Museum De ProefkolonieFrederiksoordGo 200 years back in time and experience the story of Johannes van den Bosch and the first settlers who found a new future in the Free Colonies of Weldadigheid. At this unique historical site, you will follow in the footsteps of the first paupers and experience their unforgettable story through a un
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Museum of Contemporary Tibetan ArtEmmenThe Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art was founded by Lama Tashi Norbu, an artist of Tibetan descent. Through the museum, Lama Tashi Norbu wants to awaken spiritual awareness in people all over the world, keep Tibetan art and heritage alive while embracing the West and so the Museum of Contemporary
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Van Gogh HuisVeenoordThe van Gogh House in Veenoord/New Amsterdam is the only publicly accessible house in the Netherlands in which Vincent van Gogh lived and worked. The room where Vincent painted is decorated as if the painter could return at any moment from a trip into the moor.
Museumherberg De ArWesterborkMuseum Inn De Ar displays a private collection spanning 50 years. Among other things, the museum displays a Drentsche room with bedsteads and peat stove, a Groningen grocery store, a Gelderland interior, a South Holland cheese factory anno 1800, a men's hair salon and old children's toys. The museum
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Dorpsmuseum De KluisEextVillage Museum The Vault is housed in the former freezer vault built in 1958. The building used to consist of 120 freezer cells. The museum organizes exhibitions about old businesses that have already disappeared, such as a bakery, repair shop, blacksmith, barber and shoemaker. In one part of the mu
Keramisch Museum GoedewaagenNieuw-BuinenThe Keramisch Museum Goedewaagen displays a collection of ornamental pottery, utensils, tiles and tile tableaux from Art Nouveau and Art Deco. In addition, the museum regularly presents exhibitions on the research the museum is doing in the field of Dutch pottery.
Vogelpark RuinenRuinenBird park Ruinen is a park that is home to various birds. Species range from exotic birds to Dutch ‘wadvogels’, including parakeets, parrots, cranes, grouse and a snowy owl.
Stedelijk Museum Assen voor Hedendaagse KunstAssenSMAHK - Stedelijk Museum Assen for Contemporary Art organizes exhibitions concerning contemporary art.
Museum ThijnhofCoevordenMuseum Thijnhof displays its permanent collection consisting of the oeuvre of painter Kees Thijn. These works of art are exhibited in varying combinations. In addition, works of art by the Northern Dutch surrealists Jan van den Brink and Henk Bloemhof are on permanent display.
Jan Kruis MuseumWesterborkThe Jan Kruis Museum depicts the work and life of artist Jan Kruis. In addition, there are many interactive sections where visitors can become part of the world of Jan, Jans and the Children themselves or where children can learn to draw the beloved characters.
Oudheidkamer BeilenBeilenOudheidkamer Beilen exhibits a historical collection of paintings, furniture, jewellery and other objects from Beilen that date back from the period 1800-1950. The paintings include works by Egbert van Drielst, Alphonse Stengelin and Reinhart Dozy. In addition the museum exhibits Chinese porcelain,
De VerhalenwerfHoogeveenPeat and Vivianne Miedema are both are important to Hoogeveen. The average inhabitant of the place will tell about them with pride. And it is therefore with due pride that both subjects are told about in De Verhalenwerf. Twice a year there are changing exhibitions in De Verhalenwerf that are tied t
Collectie BrandsNieuw-DordrechtCollectie Brands is the collection that Jans Brands collected since his childhood. The museum is housed in the farm of the Brands family. The collection consists of approximately 70,000 objects, of which 30,000 are books. Additionally the collection includes coins, cards, various slides, jewellery,
Stoottroepen MuseumAssenThe Stoottroepen Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of the ‘stoottroepen’ – soldiers of the Dutch Army – which started after the Second World War. The ‘stoottroepen’ were not only present in the Second World War, but also in the Dutch East Indies, New Guinea and the former Yugoslavia. In ad
KunstpaviljoenNieuw-RodenThe Kunstpaviljoen is a museum house. The permanent collection consists of contemporary art, including works by Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey, Joris Laarman, Richard Meitner, Auke de Vries and Anne Wenzel. Every year there are four different exhibitions.
Harmonium museumBarger-CompascuumThe Harmonium Museum is part of the Veenpark.
Harte Meijer Accordeon MuseumGasselternijveenschemond
Onderduikersmuseum De DuikelaarNieuwlande