Hundreds of museums offering free treats
Over 400 museums across the country are organising special events on Saturday and Sunday to mark the 30th Museum Weekend. Admission is free or reduced.
This year’s Museum Weekend revolves around the idea of treating people to something. Five museums in historic Hoorn will, for example, treat visitors to delicacies, from seventeenth-century stew to chocolate sweets.
The Hague’s Communication Museum is treating people to shows involving the world’s oldest postal sorting machine. And in Ijsselstein’s Municipal Museum visitors can have their portrait made along with one of the collection’s items.
Last year the Museum Weekend drew nearly one million visitors, compared with 200,000 visitors on an average weekend.
The annual event is organised by the Dutch Museum Association with the aim especially to attract people who rarely or never visit a museum.
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