Veenkoloniaal Museum

The Veenkoloniaal Museum tells the story of the golden 19th century. Hundreds of inland and sea vessels, plenty of activity along the canal and on land, dozens of shipyards and just as many factory chimneys.

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That is the picture that the well-known encyclopedia writer Anthony Winkler Prins was able to paint around 1870 from the Groninger VeenkoloniÃ…

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That is the picture that the well-known encyclopedia writer Anthony Winkler Prins was able to paint around 1870 from the Groninger Veenkoloniën. The Groninger Veenkoloniën as the birthplace of the Groningen coastal shipping and agricultural industry. No Jan Saliegeest, no sodden huts, but an area of ​​and full of activity. This is what the Veenkoloniaal Museum of the Veendam foundation has been able to propagate for 80 years in 2019. Founded in 1939 by culture-conscious entrepreneurs and citizens who wanted to put the fascinating history of the Groninger Veenkoloniën on the map once and for all through temporary exhibitions, lectures and a permanent exhibitions. Housed in the monumental former RHBS of Veendam, we still tell this fascinating story of the region where Aletta Jacobs, Bernhard Vroom, Anthony Winkler Prins and Free Meis left their mark. The Veenkoloniaal Museum organizes various annual exhibitions about coastal shipping, the agricultural industry and culture in the region.

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Opening hours

  • every Mondayfrom 13:00 to 17:00
  • every Tuesdayfrom 10:00 to 17:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 10:00 to 17:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 10:00 to 17:00
  • every Fridayfrom 10:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 13:00 to 17:00
  • every Sundayfrom 13:00 to 17:00

Prices

  • Adult€8.50
  • Children€2.50 Children 7-16 years
  • CJP (Cultural youth pass)€3.50
  • ChildrenFree Children up to 6 years

Attributes

Target group

  • ChildrenYes
  • GroupsYes
  • FamiliesYes
  • Young peopleYes
  • PupilsYes
  • StudentsYes
  • AdultsYes