In Giethoorn Netherlands you can find various museums that are all highly recommended to visit. The museums can be combined when you do a day of Giethoorn.

Museum ‘t Olde Maat Uus

Always wanted to look inside an original Gieterse farm? This is possible at museum farm ‘t Olde Maat Uus. This renovated farmhouse can be found in the middle of the centre of Giethoorn on the village canal. The farm offers you a glimpse into life in Giethoorn about a hundred years ago. So with an room, bedstee (bed) and the tobbe (laundry).

A century back in time

Based on the personal stories of the inhabitants, you will learn all about peat mining and special customs. In addition to the museum farm, there is also a fishing house and a boat house in the yard. These give you a unique picture of how inhabitants of Giethoorn Holland lived in a simple way at the time. If you want to know more about Giethoorn, this museum is really recommended.

Guided tour or audio tour

You have the opportunity to take a tour. The volunteers tell you nice anecdotes and facts about our beautiful village. You can also choose to follow an audio tour. This allows you to stroll through the museum at your own pace. The audio tour at this museum in Giethoorn is available in Chinese, German and English.

Opening hours

The opening hours of museum the Olde Maat ‘Uus in Giethoorn:

Low season (October 29 to March 31): Monday, Saturday and Sunday open from 11:00 to 17:00

High season (1 April to 27 October): all days from 11:00 to 17:00

Read more about the Olde Maat Uus here

Museum The Old Earth

Also a special museum in Giethoorn is The Old Earth. This is a gem and mineral museum. The museum dates back to 1969 and you can see various types of gemstones, minerals and fossils. You look out your eyes in this unique collection full of finds from all over the world.

Largest egg in the world

The absolute attractions of this museum in Giethoorn Netherlands are the largest egg in the world, the amethystgeode from Brazil and the fossilized trunk from America. You can book various arrangements at the Old Earth and this Giethoornse museum is also fun for children.

Museum shop

In the museum shop of the Old Earth you can buy beautiful things. Then you have something at home what remembers you of your time in Giethoorn! In addition to gemstones, minerals and fossils, you will find unique jewelry, decoration pieces and engravings. Actually, you can’t think of it so crazy or you’ll find it in Ancient Earth.

The Old Earth can only be reached via a high stair bridge. This makes this museum in Geithoorn not suitable for people who are poorly broken or in a wheelchair.

Opening hours

The opening hours of museum ‘de Oude Aarde’ are:

low season: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

regular school holidays every day from 10:00 to 17:00.

Read more about The Old Earth here

Shell Gallery Gloria Maris

In this museum in Giethoorn you will find the most beautiful treasures from the world’s oceans. For example, one of the rarest and precious shells in the world: the Gloria Maris. The shell to which this Giethoornse museum owes its name. This shell is between 10 and 12 centimeters long, is a conusspecies and is considered one of the most precious shells in the world. A total of only 25 copies have been found, two of which can be found in Gloria Maris museum.

Admire everything what the sea has to offer in this special gallery. In the shop, beautiful jewelry is for sale in which marine treasures are processed. Think of mother of pearl, shells, cameos, nautilus and other shells. But there is also a beautiful collection of foam coral, coral, blue coral and pearls. And everything is made by hand.

Opening hours

Gloria Maris’ opening hours in Giethoorn are:

April 1 to October 1 open daily 10am-6pm

October 1 to 1 November open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 1 to April 1 open by appointment (by email or phone).

Admission to Gloria Maris’ Shell Gallery is free.

Take a look like through this virtual tour.

A visit to a museum in Giethoorn is perfectly combined with a boat trip through the canals. The best and most economical way to rent a boat in Giethoorn is to reserve a boat.

Museums near Giethoorn

Are you a little longer in Giethoorn and have you already seen the museums in Giethoorn? Then you can also take a trip to a museum near Giethoorn. There are nice museums in the area that are well worth it!

How about this

  • City Museum Steenwijk

  • Colony of benevolence in Frederiksoord

  • ChC Vollenhove City Museum

  • Museum ‘Het Gildenhuys’

  • Printing Museum Meppel

  • Museum Staphorst

  • Radio Museum Oldemarkt

  • Harmonium museum Paasloo

We match one that we find very rewarding.

Hildo Krop museum in Steenwijk

Since 2007, the Hildo Krop museum has been located in villa and park Rams Woerthe. Hildo Krop (26 February 1884, Steenwijk – 20 August 1970, Amsterdam) has become known as an ornamental artist and sculptor. The museum in Steenwijk, a small quarter from Giethoorn, manages a versatile collection by Hildo Krop.

In recent years, there have been several exhibitions in addition to the numerous collection. Book editions of his ceramic works, wood cuts and the dance and stage masks he specially produced have also been published.

Do you have a penchant for anything to do with masks, sculpture or wood(editing)? Then a visit to the Hildo Krop museum in Steenwijk is well worth it.

Opening hours Hildo Krop Museum

Saturday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum is closed on Mondays and Fridays

Opening holidays

Opened on:

1st and 2nd Easter Monday

Liberation Day (May 5)

Ascension Day

1st and 2nd Whit Sunday

Closed at:

1st and 2nd Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

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