Veenkoloniaal Museum, Veendam

#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Groningen Province
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Veenkoloniaal Museum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈveːnkoːloːniˌaːl myˈzeːʏm]; English: Peat-colonial Museum) is a regional museum in the village of Veendam in the Netherlands. The museum shows the history of the peat district in Groningen. In 2008–2017, the museum had between 20,000 and 29,000 visitors annually.

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  • I'm not informed if there is such thing as prize given to the best museum in NL, but Veenkoloniaal Museum Veendam is Nr.1 at least on my list. In respect to permanent collection many museums do...  more »
  • Yes, there actually is peat ("veen" in Dutch) in this museum, and the history and origination of the peat material is explained, but there is more. The "Veenkoloniaal museum", situated in an...  more »
  • Good place to learn about the local peat industry and how it affected the local communities
  • A wonderful time travel experience with walk through dioramas depicting the story of the peat ( Veen ) region of the northern Netherlands. Museum also shows the development of the shipbuilding paper and starch industries through to modern times. When we visited there was also an art exhibition of the current 'Groninger Ploeg' or Society of artists with some stunning works. Was a lovely day out. Museum has a well catered café as well. Worth a visit.
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