Veenkoloniaal Museum, Veendam

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  • After a warm welcome, we enjoyed our visit to this beautiful, well maintained Museum. Occasionally we wine back in the "good old days" the exhibition paints a clear picture of how it went in the peat colonies time. Also for children there is space to creative entertainment. It was the proximity of the Grand Café, with a discount on the tasty coffee you can use, a nice extra
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  • pull a hour or two before, what a huge fun, dynamic, interesting museum is this. In addition to a very good explanation with examples of the peat of yesteryear, the associated shipyards that led to an international trading fleet, also temporary exhibitions. educational for all ages, a pleasure to visit!
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  • We took part in a special reception for museum lovers and were very inspired by a museum Director informed about the exciting developments that have occurred in this area over the past 400 years. Not only on the museum location, a former National-HBS, but also on an impressive cemetery near the museum, and later also in the Masters House in Nieuwe Pekela. For all the "Westerners" very worthwhile thing to take note of!
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  • 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.
  • Interesting information about the past of the peat colonies, including Visual views. For children there is a game room which enjoyment. The exhibition is currently being updated and is expected to be ready at the beginning of 2019.
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  • Interesting history of Veendam and surroundings. Many people do not realize how much history here.
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  • A nice team and wonderful volunteers, we are proud of.
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