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Museum of the Twentieth Century
Krententuin 24
1621 DG



Dag Van Tot
Maandag 10:00 17:00
Dinsdag 10:00 17:00
Woensdag 10:00 17:00
Donderdag 10:00 17:00
Vrijdag 10:00 17:00
Zaterdag 12:00 17:00
Zondag 12:00 17:00


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Adults €10.00
Children 4 - 16 y.o. €5.00
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Museum of the Twentieth Century

The Museum of the Twentieth Century could be found in two cheese warehouses on the Bierkade in Hoorn, until 2011. Nowadays you can visit the museum in the former prison on the Oostereiland, near the harbour. In the MuseumShop and the Open Depot you can discover a collection interiors, utensils, and objects from the period 1900 to circa 1980. This varies from toys to office- and sound-equipment, from typical living rooms and kitchens to classrooms and shopping streets.

Never before did so much change in one century as in the twentieth century. It was the century that gave everyone more spare time, and increased everyone’s mobility. A century that made it possible to communicate with people all over the world, and with that, drastically changed our society.


A visit to the Museum of the Twentieth Century will bring a wave of recognition, for both the young and the old. For one it’s the construction toys Meccano, for the other the orange enamel pots and pans. Or maybe the first game console with Pong, or the old videorecorder with piano tiles. The interior of the Grutters-store or of the Haberdashery-store. Thanks to the changing expositions surrounding the life and work in the twentieth century, you can discover something new four times per year in the Museum of the Twentieth Century.


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