Opening hours:

Closed until 25 January 2022


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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.

Viva la Frida!

In our Bar Brasserie Pingo you can enjoy delicious dishes. Especially for Viva la Frida! Pingo's menu focuses on Mexican dishes. There are tasty lunch dishes on the menu, but you can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with cake or a tasty Mexican cocktail. 


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.




Following RIVM guidelines regarding the coronavirus, the Drents Museum is closed through January 25, 2022. All events and public activities of the museum have been cancelled until January 25, 2022. However, the Museum Shop can be visited again and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a corona pass and a face mask. At the moment it is not possible to order tickets.