Opening hours:

Closed until 25 January 2022



Friends of the Drents Museum

The Stichting Vrienden van het Drents Museum (Friends of the Drents Museum Foundation) was founded in 1955 and is a large and active society. Many members participate in the Friends meetings and take the special Drents Museum tours. Both activities give Friends the opportunity to meet one another and obtain and share information. The Foundation helps the museum acquire works of art and objects and supports the museum with its activities and practical affairs. Your contribution will allow us to support the Drents Museum in the coming years too!

Your benefits as a Friend

  • free entry to the Drents Museum
  • invitations to lectures and pre-opening events
  • free subscription to the Drents Museum Magazine
  • invitations to exclusive Friends tours and excursions
  • a discount on the price of the catalogue of the current exhibition at Friends meetings
  • a copy of the Drentse Volksalmanak[PA1]  at reduced price

You can become a Friend of the Drents Museum for as little as € 30 per year. For € 50 per year, you and your partner can be a ‘Combi Friend’. Friend Plus is the membership for Friends who want to contribute extra, with you determining the membership fee yourself (upwards from € 75 per year).

Your benefits as a Drost

For Friends who want and can do more, we have created the Drost membership. As a Drost of the Friends Foundation, you make a larger annual contribution to the museum and thus contribute to its future. In return, you receive a balanced package of appropriate privileges. Drost membership is € 750 per year for two persons. Benefits include:

  • personal year entry tickets for two persons
  • additional entry tickets for two other persons of your choice
  • invitations to lectures and Friends meetings
  • free subscription to the Drents Museum Magazine
  • invitations to activities, for example lunches or dinners prior to openings and regional events
  • each year a catalogue of an international blockbuster exhibition
  • a discount of 20% on the price of the catalogue of the current exhibition at Friends meetings
  • advice and support if you have questions about your own collection
  • a free copy of the Drentse Volksalmanak
  • your name mentioned in the museum’s annual report (if desired)

Are you an enthusiastic supporter of the museum?

We will soon publish a contactform on this page so you can become a Friend of the Drents Museum. Please stay tuned.


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.