Museum of the 20th Century

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Museum of the 20th Century

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1511960411505{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Museum of the 20th Century first opened its doors in April 1994, situated in Oostereiland, a peninsula in the harbour of Hoorn. Houses a wonderful collection of objects from the 20th century, some objects you will find are familiar but have now been forgotten as we move forward into the 21st century, the forgotten objects such as household equipment, to classical children’s toys and games. You can find old fashioned class room wooden desks and even get to experience how to felt like being in a 20th century class room.

The museum includes old living rooms, kitchen equipment, a classroom,  toys, video and audio equipment and office equipment. In addition to the permanent collection, The Museum also has unique exhibitions which are different every year.

The Museum is housed in the last two Hoorn cheese warehouses called ‘Gouda’ and ‘Alkmaar’, built in 1903, the buildings were used as cheese store house until 1993, and in 1994 the Museum opened to the public, keeping the look  of how the old cheese warehouses looked. In 2011 The Museum moved to new premises, that used to be a former prison complex, known as “De Krententuin”. The Prison not only accommodates the Museum of the 20th Century but also Cinema Oostereiland and a Tourist Information Centre.

Alternative Museum names:

  • In Dutch: Museum van de 20ste Eeuw
  • In English: Museum of the Twentieth Century


Museum of the 20th Century

Telephone: +31 229 214 001  | Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

Museum Type:

  • History
  • Anthropology Specialized
  • Alternative

How to get there

Museum of the 20th Century is located on Oostereiland, a peninsula in the harbor of Hoorn.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_icon_box2 icon_size=”48″ icon=”mk-moon-train” title=”By Train”]The Main station of Hoorn is the closest train station and its about a 20 minute walk through the historical old centre of Hoorn, following the Green Arrows “Musea” and “Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw”.[/mk_icon_box2][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_icon_box2 icon_size=”48″ icon=”mk-icon-bus” title=”By Bus”]Due to the location of the museum local  busses usually drop off passengers at Visserseiland, which is about a 200 meters walk from the Museum.[/mk_icon_box2][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_icon_box2 icon_size=”48″ icon=”mk-icon-car” title=”By Car”]Hoorn is only a 25 minute drive from Amsterdam, then you can find parking by P-Havens and any where in the city centre, should be about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the city to the museum.[/mk_icon_box2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1511960192050{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]



Ticket Type Price
Adults €9.00
4 – 15 Year old €4.00
Groups 20 Plus People 20% discount


Opening Hours


Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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