Deventer starts at De Waag!

Expositions / De Waag

The betrayal of Deventer – Disaster Year 1672

The Dutch Disaster Year was exactly 350 years ago. On 22 May this year, Museum De Waag will present its ongoing exhibition ‘The betrayal of Deventer. Disaster Year of 1672’, which focuses on the siege and surrender of the city.

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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.
  • What 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, please visit the actual measures page of the Dutch government.
  • How is the accessibility in De Waag?

    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 and children under age 14 are only permitted when accompanied by an adult.
  • Which facilities does the museum have?

    The museum has a lift, toilet for disabled persons, shop, cloakroom with lockers, folding stools and a wheelchair. There are no parking facilities. Parking garage Brink (part of the Wilhelmina bridge) is located in the centre of Deventer. The garage is open 24/7 and parking fees are very reasonable. For an overview of parking options, please visit the Dutch website
  • Is there a cafe in the museum?

    There is no cafe in the museum. It is not permitted to bring alcohol, ice cream, or hot snacks. No food or drink is allowed inside the museum.

    Museum De Waag stands on Deventer’s historic marketsquare, the Brink. There are excellent terrace bars and restaurants to be found.

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 aged 13 to 18

    Youth aged 0 to 12

    Museumcard, Vereniging De Waag

    ICOM-card, Rembrandt card

    Student card

    Groups of 10 or more adults (price PP)

    Combination card Toy Museum

  • Opening times

    The museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm.*

    On 5, 24 and 31 December the museum closes at 16 pm. On First Easterday, First Pentacost Day, First Christmas Day and New Year’s Day the museum is closed. On the other holidays the museum is open.

    * Opening hours can be subject to change on public holidays and days on which our exhibitions are being assembled or disassembled. We therefore recommend that you visit our website before visiting the museum.
  • Address

    Museum De Waag is located in the oldest weighing house in the Netherlands. It stands on Deventer’s historic marketsquare, the Brink.

    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. You will find Museum De Waag right in front of you.

    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. Follow the signs for De Brink parking garage (underneath the Wilhelminabrug – Wilhelmina bridge). Museum De Waag is a 150-metre walk from here.

    Parking garage Brink (part of the Wilhelmina bridge) is located in the centre of Deventer. The garage is open 24/7 and parking fees are very reasonable.
  • Museumcard

    The Museumkaart gives you free admission. You can order the card online or purchase it from our front desk. The Vriendenloterij VIP ticket is only valid at cultural institutions that receive financial support from the lottery. This not the case for Museum De Waag.

    Do you want to purchase a Museum Card?

Museum De Waag, a good place to start getting to know Deventer!