• PROGRAMME 2018


    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.
    • Exposition coffee room: “Wayward eggs”

    • January – December

    It started as a joke from Marianne Vulperhorst when she made a “portrait” with the title Oviduct – in Dutch a pun- and published it on Facebook. The enthusiastic reactions stimulated her to make many more “egg-portraits”. Enjoy the funny and creative artworks of Marianne Vulperhorst in the coffee room.


    • Temporary exhibition of painter C.S.Th. van Gink (1890-1968): ‘Not only poultry’

    • January – December

    Fifty years ago passed away Cees van Gink. He was a famous painter, mainly known for his poultry images. However, other domestic animals such as dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs can also be seen in his oil paintings, aquarelles, gouaches and pen drawings.

    • Temporary exhibition P. Sluis

    • January – December

    Sluis was a well know feed manufacturer of the last century, especially in the field of poultry and bird feed. Many will remember the famous logo. Since the beginning in 1890 P. Sluis has grown strongly, with in the heyday 275 to 300 employees and a wide range of bird and (poultry) fodder. A fascinating retrospective exhibition.


    • Children’s Chicken Club

    • Every Saturday between 10.00 and 11.00 (starting 10 March)

    The Children’s Chicken Club of the Dutch Poultry Museum will get a sequel this year. The sixt season will start on Saturday 10 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

    • 4 January; 1 March; 3 and 10 May; 19 en 26 July; 2, 9, 16 and 23 August; 25 October; 27 December

    How 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.

    • Fiddling for children

    • 2 January; 27 February; 1 and 8 May; 17, 24 and 31 July; 7, 14 and, 22 August; 23 October

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

    • Search for Eastern Eggs

    • 30 and 31 March, and 2 April

    Search 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, 30 Marchl: 15.00 hrs; Saturday 35 March: 11:00, 13:30 and 15:30 hrs; Monday, 2 April (Easter Monday) 11:00, 13:30 and 15:30 hrs

    • Checking eggs

    • 31 March

    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.

    • Spring market

    • 12 May

    On this day a large Spring Market around our museum, will be held again from 10.00 – 16.00 hours. There will be a variety of regional products, handicraft items and traditional or organic food. Also stalls with jewelery, (children’s) clothing, home decoration, gift items, ceramics and cosmetics will be present. For those who get hungry there is ice cream, a sandwich egg, or a hamburger.

    Look there! Kuukel!


    kuukel 2013

    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



  • In 2018 the museum is open from 2 January – 29 December. Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours.

    Also open on Easter-Monday and Whit-Monday and on Mondays in the school holidays. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The fowl garden is closed from November 1 until the end of February. As compensation for that, the visitors get a free cup of coffee / tea or a soft drink.


    The year 2018

    This year we are open again the whole year. Here you will find a description of the fascinating temporary exhibitions that we have put together for you. The “egg-portraits” of Marianne Vulperhorst in the coffee room evoke at least a smile. Enjoy the painting of C.S.Th van Gink. Discover the story behind the once famous company of P. Sluis. Of course we keep toppers as 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.