De Casteelse Poort in Wageningen presents a fascinating perspective on the history of this city on the Rhine. Two permanent exhibitions cover local history and the war years.
De Casteelse Poort is the cultural and historical center of Wageningen. The museum presents a fascinating view on the history of this city on the Rhine. Marvel at models, paintings, photographs and historic objects. Aside from temporary exhibitions, De Casteelse Poort also houses two permanent exhibitions.
5,000 years of history
The exhibition History of Wageningen covers 5,000 years of local history. Due to its strategically important location, Wageningen has suffered much in war. In World War II, Wageningen was in the firing line. But it was also where German forces signed the capitulation. This period of history is the focus of the exhibition Wageningen ’40-’45.
In the Netherlands, Wageningen is famous for being the city where the German forces in the Netherlands signed orders on their surrender in 1945. The museum offers a permanent exhibition on this topic. Towards the end of World War II, the city was selected for the signing of the German surrender document. Hotel De Wereld was specially chosen because of its name. Wageningen proudly calls itself the ‘City of Liberation’.
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|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
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|0 t/m 5 jaar||free of charge|
|6 t/m 12 jaar||€ 2|
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