Opening hours:

Open: Tues to Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Access only with pre-purchased ticket


Plan your visit

Temporarily closed

Unfortunately our café is closed due to the Dutch measurements against the coronavirus. The café will stay closed until further notice. 

Pingo: our new Bar Brasserie

You can now visit Bar Brasserie Pingo, our new catering facility in the museum. Pingo consists of a makeover of the old cafe with a spectacular extension. The new brasserie has a new catering concept developed by Vermaat Groep. The Drenthe landscape has been the source of inspiration, where the flavours of Drenthe (local, traditional, pure and hospitality) have been given a modern and contemporary look.


The word Pingo means 'hill that grows’ in the language of the Inuit: hills that during the last Ice Age had an ever-expanding core of ice. After the ice melted, a small round pond remained. There are an estimated 2500 pingo remains in Drenthe, of which we can still recognize many dozens in the landscape. Pingo connects the Drents Museum to the Drenthe landscape.

House rules corona

To guarantee your and our safety, special house rules have been drawn up against the spread of corona. Read the house rules that apply to Bar Brasserie Pingo and the rest of the museum.