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.
15 October 2016 – 26 March 2017
3 Generations Photographers
In 1938 the famous German photographer Ilse ‘Miss Leica’ Bing visited the city of Veere. With her Leica camera she documented the town’s all day life. In the fifties Leonard den Beer Poortugael did the same. More recently Ilona Kamps aimed her camera at Veere and its surrounding areas. The work of these three generations is now on display in our Museum.
10 December 2016 – 26 March 2017
Between Light and Darkness
Paintings by Theodora Plas
Abstract and figurative art works from Theodora Plas show the dark side of life and the light that is always present and gives hope for the future.
On request we organize guided tours through the museum and the town in English, French or German. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. From 22 June until 17 September we organise Dutch guided city tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.00 PM.
Museum Veere is open every day.
From 25 March 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. close the doors at 16:00 h.
Museum Veere: 5,00 euro (from 1/1/2017: 18+ € 6,00 and children from 4 to 18 years old € 3,00)
Museum Veere + visit Grote Kerk (Grand Church of Veere) 7,50 euro (from 1 April – 31 October only)
Children 12 years and younger and Museum card holders: Free admission (from 1/1/2017 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.