• PROGRAMME 2017

    It is going to be an interesting year in the Dutch Poultry Museum.

    In addition to the regular exhibition, the auction and the fowl garden with the playground for the children, there are all kind of special activities this year.
    • Exhibition “A house full of roosters”

    • January – October 2017


    Admire the chicken-paintings of the Frisian painter Loek Ouwendijk in the coffer room. The chickens and roosters are beautiful and proud animals, often with human traits and character expressions: happy, sad, restrained, cheeky or mischievous.

    • Exposition Van Wulffthen Palthe

    • January – December 2017

    In 2016, the museum has acquired extensive collection of pieces of art from Van Wulfften Palthe. Part of the collection of this extraordinary collector of all kinds of chicken-art is on display in our museum.

    • Exhibition “Chickens-Cartoons in Optima Forma by Dr. Sergey Cherepanov

    • March – December 2017

    A surprising selection of chickens-cartoons from Dr. Sergey Cherepanov. Besides poultry scientist Cherepanov is a famous cartoonist and active member of the St. Petersburg Cartoon Club. With his cartoons he has won several international awards.

    • Exposition “Chickens Railway”


    • March – December 2017

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    That was at the time the name of the railway between Ede and Nijkerk (later Amersfoort); now known as Valleilijn. The railway was named Chickens Railway because of the many shipments of eggs and chickens destined for big cities and for export. The exhibition includes not only old photos, drawings and documents, but also miniature trains and an old locomotive with a wagon.

    • Children’s Chicken Club

    • Every Saturday between 10.00 and 11.00 (starting 4 March)

    The Children’s Chicken Club of the Dutch Poultry Museum will get a sequel this year. The fifth season will start Saturday 4 March. Children between the ages of 10 and 12 will be most welcome to join us each Saturday between 10.00 and 11.00 in the museum, located on the Hessenweg.


    • Workshop painting chickens

    • 5 January; 23 February; 2 March; 27 April; 4 May; 13, 20 en 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24 en 31August; 19 en 26 October; 28 December

    Kipschilderen GMD '16 - 02cHow do you bring a chicken or an egg to “life” on canvas? Check it and try it yourself in the size of your choice, under appropriate supervision.

    A challenge for young and old.

  • helejaarEN

    In 2016 the museum is open till 30 December 30th. Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours.

    Also open on Mondays during school holidays. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Also closed on 30 and 31 December. In 2017 we open again on 3 January.

    The fowl garden is closed from 1 November to end February 2017. As compensation for that, the visitors get a free cup of coffee / tea or a soft drink.

    The temporary exhibition in hall 4 shows the visitors a part of the unique collection of Van Wullften Palthe, which has been acquired by the museum earlier this year


    The year 2017

    This year we are again open all year. On this page you will find a description of the exciting temporary exhibitions we have compiled for you. Enjoy the pictures and cartoons that are temporarily showed in the museum. Discover the history of the Chickens Railway and be surprised by the collection of Van Wulfften Palthe. Of course we maintain the highlights like the traditional auction.

    Also for the youngsters the Poultry Museum remains interesting. The exploration letters guide them through the museum. Really cool. Participating in the traditional auction is a great experience. Do you want to be active yourself? Visit the museum in the school holidays spend your time in fiddling or painting chickens. The visit is not complete without seeing the fowl garden and spending some time at the playground.

  • Fiddling for children

  • 3 January; 21 en 28 February; 25 April; 2 May; 11, 18 en 25 July; 1, 8, 15, 22 en 29 August; 17 en 24 October


Painting, cutting, pasting, drawing and even more so for the young visitors with expert guidance.

  • Search for the Golden Egg

  • 14, 15 and 17 April

Paaseieren '16 - 25 mrt - 12cSearch for eggs in the fowl garden of the museum, for children up to 12 years. Always exciting!

And who finds the Golden Egg gets a nice prize.


Friday, 14 April: 15.00 hrs; Saturday 15 Arpril: 11:00, 13:30 and 15:30 hrs; Monday, 17 April (Easter Monday) 11:00, 13:30 and 15:30 hrs

  • Checking eggs

  • Saturday 15 April

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On the Saturday before Easter, the poultry specialist Gert Riezebos will be at the museum from 11:00 – 15:00 hrs to check eggs. How is the process of hatching eggs, which is exactly the content of an egg and why are eggs so healthy? If you like to know all those details, come to the museum with a few eggs.


  • On the road in a tilt car

  • 22 February – 29 October


Groups can combine a visit to the Poultry Museum with a ride in a tilt car from De Beekse Hoeve, Otterlo.

There are package deals comprising only a trip to a full day programme for a group.

Also check:

Look there! Kuukel

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Kuukel is the hero of the Poultry Museum. He leads the way in the search for answers to the “search letters” for the young visitors.

Always exciting!

Teaching boxes for primary schools


The Poultry Museum has teaching boxes available for lending by primary schools and destined for projects about chicken and egg. The contents of the boxes has been compiled by education experts and have  connections  to counting, language, writing, crafts, physical education and technology.

The pupils playfully learn about various aspects related to the chicken and egg.

There are teaching boxes for the groups 1-2; 3-4; 5-6 and 7-8 of the primary school.

Obviously the project  is closed by a visit to the Poultry Museum. For more information and reservation of a teaching box, please contact us at:

tel. +31 342400073