Deventer starts at De Waag!

Expositions / De Waag

From 2022.12.15


Entdecken Sie Deventer mit den Augen seiner Einwohner! Acht Einwohner von Deventer erzählen von ihren liebsten Erinnerungen, Gegenständen und Geschichten über ihre Umgebung, ergänzt durch Gegenstände aus der historischen Sammlung des De Waag-Museums. Gehen Sie mit diesen Deventer Bürgern durch…

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From 2022.12.15

Deventer top artefacts

De Waag is a stage for displaying Deventer’s extensive collection of artefacts. On the first floor, you will find masterworks of a 17th-century painting by Bartholomeus Breenbergh, Gerard ter Borch II and Hendrik ter Brugghen. There are also works from…

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Deventer History

Museum De Waag is a good place to start getting to know Deventer. The museum showcases the rich history of this market town, fortified stronghold and industrial centre through the most famous artefacts from their urban collection.The collection of Museum…

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Museum De Waag is a good place to start getting to know Deventer, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any further questions about your museum visit? We have tried to answer these questions for you below.
  • Which coronavirus measures are in place?

    We are following the protocol set by the Dutch Museum Association. For an up-to-date overview of the measures Holiday in Holland
  • Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

    The exposition areas and toilets are accessible by lift. Due to the limited space available, mobility scooters are not permitted in the museum. There is a wheelchair you can borrow. Please reserve in advance by telephone. You can also borrow folding stools (no reservations necessary). Upon presentation of your public transit companion’s pass, you may bring along one companion. Registered assistance dogs are welcome. Children under age 14 are only permitted when accompanied by an adult.
  • What are the facilities?

    The museum has a lift, toilet for disabled persons, shop, cloakroom with lockers, folding stools and a wheelchair. There are no parking facilities. For an overview of parking options, please visit the website
  • Is there a cafe in the museum?

    There is no cafe in the museum. NB: it is not permitted to bring food or drinks.

Practical information

Museum De Waag warmly welcomes everyone. If you have any questions during your visit, please speak to one of our team members who will be more than happy to help.
  • Admission prices


    Youth people from 13 to 18 years

    Children till 12 years

    Museumcard, Vereniging De Waag

    ICOM-card Rembrandt card

    CJP und Student card

    Group of 10+ people (price per person)

    Combi card with Toy Museum Deventer

  • Openingtimes

    Museum De Waag is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 11:00 and 17:00..*

    Public holidays
    The museum is open from 11:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. on the following public holidays: Dutch Liberation Day, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost Monday, and Boxing Day.

    The museum is closed on Easter Sunday, King’s Day, Pentecost Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The museum closes at 16:00 PM on 5, 24 and 31 December.
  • Address & Contact

    Museum De Waag is located in the heart of the magnificent Hanseatic city of Deventer.

    Museum De Waag
    Brink 56
    7411 BV Deventer
  • Reachability

    By train
    Deventer central station main exit. Cross the footbridge and walk straight ahead onto the Keizerstraat. Go left at the end of the street, onto the Brink and towards the detached weigh house that houses Museum De Waag.

    By car
    From the A1, follow the signs for the centre. Take the Deventerweg, the Zutphenseweg and the Pothoofd to the Brink. This will lead you into the centre along the IJssel. Museum De Waag is a 150-metre walk from here.

    For parking in the city, please check
  • Museum Card

    The Museumkaart gives you free admission. You can order the card online or purchase it from our front desk.

Deventer starts at Museum De Waag!