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Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Bar Brasserie Pingo

You can now visit Bar Brasserie Pingo, our catering facility in the museum. Pingo is created out of a makeover of the old cafe with the addition of 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. Please find the newest menu on Pingo's website.


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.