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Open today from 11:00 until 17:00

Opening hours next week
Day Opening hours
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - 17:00
Overview of opening hours
Binnenpad 52
8355 BT Giethoorn
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0521 - 36 22 44

Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
De buitenkant van het museum
De buitenkant van het museum

Want to know what life used to be like in Giethoorn? Come to Museum Giethoorn ‘t Olde Maat Uus! Hear the personal stories of prominent residents about peat extraction and local traditions.

Start your visit to Giethoorn at Museum Giethoorn ’t Olde Maat Uus!

Want to know what life used to be like in Giethoorn? Come to Museum Giethoorn ‘t Olde Maat Uus! Personal stories of prominent residents on peat extraction and local traditions give you background information on the village. Only here can you explore an authentic Giethoorn farm, both inside and out. The fishermen’s cottage and the boat house reveal the simple life of people in this village, which is only fully accessible by boat. Enjoy the informative film and the museum shop and coffee corner. Children have enough to discover too!

Audio tour

The audio tour will provide interesting information on many of the displayed items. You will be provided with a Podcatcher at the entrance. This device is very easy to use. Aim your Podcatcher at the special information cards to start it automatically. The audio tour is available in English, Dutch, German and Chinese. The entrance fee includes this audio tour.

Temporary exhibition

There are temporary exhibitions in the Hendrik Maat exhibition hall, named after the previous owner of the museum, who was born in this house.

Museum shop

Looking for a special gift or souvenir? Take your time rummaging through the nostalgic items in the museum shop and you might find just the thing!

Coffee corner

The self-service coffee corner includes coffee, tea and soft drinks. Sit down for a drink before or after visiting the museum and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the museum farmhouse.


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