Museums in Drenthe

If you want to combine nature with culture, you are in the right place at Hotel De Drift. At a short distance you will find special museums and other cultural and historical outings. We’ll list a few for you here. If you want more tips, don’t hesitate to ask us at the hotel. We also know about smaller museums and crafts that are definitely worth a looking at:

Drents Museum

The Drents Museum in Assen dates from 1854. In recent history, the museum has managed to organize many sensational exhibitions. In 2011 the museum was expanded with a new museum wing, and since then it has been known as one of the most important attractions in the north of The Netherlands.

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Museum De Buitenplaats

Museum De Buitenplaats in Eelde is also worth visiting. It consists of a museum pavilion, museum garden with orangery and museum café, and the seventeenth-century Nijsinghhuis. In addition to visual arts, the museum also offers a stage for performing arts and literature. Would you like to learn more?

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Kamp Westerbork

The history of Kamp Westerbork is mainly known due to the years 1942-1945. Until its demolition in 1971, the camp was used almost constantly. Today, the museum paints an impressive picture of the years during the war, and you can walk around the site with its rich history.

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In the monument village of Orvelte, people live and work in an authentic environment from the 19th century. The village exudes nostalgia, it’s an experience that you cannot miss. During a walk on the Orvelterveld you will find yourself in past times.

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Greetings from Grolloo

Grolloo is home to Cuby & The Blizzards, and therefore Dutch Blues. In the Drenthe village – about 30 km from Hotel De Drift – you’ll also find the C+B Museum, a museum about blues band Cuby & The Blizzards and singer Harry Muskee.

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