Drents Museum

Drents Museum, Assen: Hours, Address, Drents Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Drents Museum
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Anthony G
Shanghai, China793 contributions
Mar 2012 • Couples
The Drents Museum recently reopened after a large renovation and extension.

We went especially to the Drents Museum in Assen to visit the large opening exhibition China’s Golden Age, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). We really were astonished by the beauty and the splendor of the objects exhibited. All objects are from the collections of several museums in Xi’an and Famen.

To see all these unique original artifacts in a beautiful presentation, please hurry! This exhibition only runs till April 15, 2012. You really will be sorry to have missed this exhibition! Afterwards this exhibition will move to Belgium.
Written April 20, 2012
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SeimenBurum
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,828 contributions
Feb 2012 • Solo
For many years the Drents Museum has been one of my favourites. Housed in a beautiful 19th century building the museum has a large basic collection of contemporary realism paintings, 19th and 20th century furniture and art work and so called style chambers. Besides this there is an archaeological section with,among many artefacts , the famous maiden of Yde, a well preserved bog body.

But the biggest draw-card now is the recently opened (end 2011) all white underground extension which houses the special exhibitions. The Drents Museum is famous for its exhibitions of archaeological findings from the far east, particularly China. I have visited “China's Golden Age” with beautiful artefacts from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). (February 2012). This exhibition lasts until 15 April 2012 but check the museums website for future exhibitions. (Web: www.drentsmuseum.nl, select english pages)

The in-house Grand Café Krul serves beverages, sandwiches and snacks and the museum shop has a large selection of art books, post cards and other items you may want to buy.

All-in-all a good reason to visit this museum when you are in the north-east part of the Netherlands.
Written February 21, 2012
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barbarlai
hong kong124 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Had the chance to view wonderful paintings by great Italian painters from the 19th century including Moreli & Manchini. Museums in Florence, Rome etc & private collectors loaned those paintings to the museum. A very well organized exhibition! Rare opportunity to view Italian paintings in the Netherlands
Written July 3, 2019
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peonygarden
Edmonton, Canada238 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
This museum is in Assen, in the province of Drente. It addition to the usual museum with relics, etc. this place has a typical home of the Drentse people from the past. In each room hangs a mirror that looks like it belongs there. Once you are in the room a costumed person appears on the mirror and explains the purpose of the room you are in. Very creatively done.
Written November 3, 2014
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Gronings_Expat
Groningen, The Netherlands195 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
We went t the Drents Museum to see the mummy exhibition. It was excellent, especially the x-ray installation gave a good insight about the mummies. Also the rest of the museum is very interesting, starting with local history from the stone ages to temporary art exhibition. Worth to see!
Written September 1, 2014
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Sjanie
Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands57 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Today, I spent 1,5 h with My husband to visit the paintings of the Barbizon exhibition. We loved it, as it was well documented and we saw various styles of paintings. It was not too busy, you could easily go up to a painting and read the text and study it. Various themes, we thought a very pleasant exhibition!
Written December 26, 2019
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Haje1946_11
Purmerend207 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We visit interesting exhibitions wherever they are, this time it was the one about the great unknown Liao Dynasty (10th - 12th century), an empire founded by nomadic Khitan people from what now is Mongolia-Siberia, stretching from the Sea of Japan to Europe. They showed very well done replicas of graves of the noble Han people of that time, and many precious grave gifts for the Khitan noble persons, giving us quite a different view from the then Chinese views that the Khitans were just uncivilised Barbarians.

Many years ago they had a very nice exhibition on the archeological finds of the big complex near the grave of the first Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi.

Very unexpected quality exhibitions for such a provincial museum! Still, I'd only visit if there was such a special exhibition.
Written July 11, 2017
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TCE_NRE
Amsterdam, The Netherlands137 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Ever since TCE was a kid, she had a fascination for peatbodies. Travelling to Assen with NRE (who's from America) obviously meant a visit to the Drents Museum to look at the archaeological collection.
We spent over two hours admiring the permanent collection and taking the "guided" tour through the "largest dollhouse of the Netherlands".
Beer and bitterballen afterwards in the museumcafe.
All-in-all, a very nice start of our vacation!
Written June 25, 2017
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A-flying-Dutchman
Maastricht366 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
The Drents Museum in Assen organizes good and interesting exhibitions. We were here for the exhibition of Peredvidzniki. The paintings were worth the effort, and were well prepared in the various spaces. We also listened to sound recordings of the painters' contemporaries. The downside was that the public apparently could be able to visit the exhibition with talking through their mobile phone. Nothing was said about this by the door-keeper. This reduces the pleasure of viewing.

The museum is well accessible, and has a cosy and good restaurant.
Written May 31, 2017
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Jan-Auwke D
Deventer, The Netherlands407 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
We visited the exposition of russian realism. A Must see. Beautiful and very big paintings. The old part of the museum is Also very interesting; from the same architect as the rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Written March 24, 2017
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