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Mon to Sun from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Top summer in the Drents Museum

Top summer in the Drents Museum! This summer two unique masterpieces are on display in our museum. From 2 August, Rembrandt van Rijn's The Standard Bearer can be admired throughout the month. The masterpiece shows Rembrandt, who painted himself as a standard bearer. In addition, from 6 August, the exhibition The Nebra Sky Disc - The Discovery of Heaven can be seen in the Abbey Church. The Nebra Sky Disc is one of the absolute masterpieces of European archaeology. As a visitor, you travel from the Netherlands to Nebra, where the gold-inlaid bronze celestial disk (ca. 1600 BC) was found. A visit to this exhibition will teach you more about finds and customs from the Bronze Age. The Nebra Sky Disc is on display in our museum until 18 September.

The Standard Bearer
From 2 August, The Standard Bearer by Rembrandt van Rijn can be seen in our museum all month long. The work was purchased by the Dutch State at the end of January 2022 with support from the Rembrandt Association and the Rijksmuseum Fund. Thanks to a unique collaboration between 12 museums, The Standard Bearer will travel through the 12 provinces of the Netherlands in the coming year. Read more

Masterpiece: The Nebra Sky Disc - The Discovery of Heaven
From 6 August to 18 September, the museum will present the first realistic representation of the night sky: The Nebra Sky Disc - The Discovery of Heaven. This rare object can be seen for the first time in the Netherlands. Read more

Johanna van Eijbergen - Remarkable Metal Artist
The solo exhibition Johanna van Eijbergen (1865-1950) - Remarkable Metal Artist can be seen in the Drents Museum from 16 April to 18 September 2022. Van Eijbergen was the only female designer of metal art around 1900 and in a short time built up an impressive oeuvre as chief designer of the workshops of metal factory Dikkers & Co. Read more

New acquisition Jozef Israëls - Preliminary study The Drenthe Madonna
Jozef Israëls' preliminary study and work The Drenthe Madonna will be on display in our museum until 4 September. After the purchase of The Drenthe Madonna in 2018, the Drents Museum discovered a pen-and-ink drawing by Jozef Israëls among the offerings at a small auction. This had a lot in common with The Drenthe Madonna. Both works are now on display in our museum. More information

Open Mondays
During the (summer) holidays, the museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00  to 18:00. From Monday 11 July to 29 August residents of Assen can visit the museum for free every Monday. Read more