What stories are hidden in this historic city?
Museum Veere is established in two beautiful historic buildings: The Scottish Houses along de quay and the monumental City Hall on the Market. Together they bring the stirring history of this small city of Veere to live.
The unique 16th century statues that once adorned the façade of the City Hall are part of our collection and on display in our ‘Statue hall’. The famous gilded goblet of Maximilian shines in the old council chamber.
Our ‘Scottish attic’ tells the story of the long lasting trade relation between Scotland and the city of Veere. Veere was once the centre of the profitable wool trade between Scotland and the Low Countries. After considerable effort the town won staple-rights on Scottish wool in 1541, meaning that the goods had to be made available for purchase there for a set time before being allowed to go on sale elsewhere. This important and profitable trade right encouraged Scottish merchants to establish themselves in Veere permanently.
The ‘Vierschaar’ in the city’s old court room. Visitors can experience here how defendants were tried and convicted in the old days.
Throughout the year we have changing exhibitions that cover different parts of the town’s history. E.g. many artists resided and worked in Veere in the late 19th and early 20th century. We regularly display their work.
In our museum shop you can find books and not your average souvenirs that will remember you of your stay in Veere.
9 April 2017 – 27 August 2017
Dijkhuis (House on the dike), a lost piece of Veere
This exhibition deals with a house that once stood just outside Veere’s town centre. It tells the history of its inhabitants, its neighbors and the roles it played for the city of Veere and the Polder Walcheren, the governing body responsible for safety and maintenance of the sea dikes.
Ard Hesselink knows the house well, his mother spent her childhood there. In his quest to learn more about it, he discovered many intriguing stories and artefacts. He combined them is this large exhibition about an extraordinary house on a dike.
On request we organize guided tours through the museum in English, French or German. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum Veere is open every day
From 1 April until 31 October from 10.00 tot 17.00 h.
From 1 November until 1 April:
Open from Tuesday – Sunday from 13.00 tot 17.00 h.
We are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
On 24 and 31 December we are open from 13:00 h. and we will close the doors at 16:00 h.
Museum Veere: adults € 6,00, children from 4 to 18 years old € 3,00)
Museum Veere + visit Grote Kerk (Grand Church of Veere) 7,00 euro (from 1 April – 31 October only)
Children 3 years and younger and Museum card holders: Free admission
Kaai 25-27, Veere
Find your route here.
Payed parking from 1 April – 31 October
Yellow area: €1,50 per hour / €5 per day
Red rimmed area: € 2,20 per hour/ € 8,50 per day
Green area: free parking
Orange area: €2,20 per uur (Oranjeplein)
Blue area: Coach and campervan parking
Other areas in the town are for permit holders only.