Museums Vledder
Valse Kunst, onvervalste Glaskunst en Drentse Kunst

Museum for art forgery

Vermeer, meisje met de parel

The former town hall of Vledder is since 1998 a unique meeting place for visitors who want to hear the story behind the many art forgeries. In addition, the museum offers two attractive collections of glass art, Drenthe painting and three temporary exhibitions of North-Dutch artists.

Is it an original or a forgery?
Good forgers know exactly how to imitate old paint pigments and the works are also 'carefully' outdated. In our museum of counterfeit art, expert tour guides explain the techniques used, the difference between copy and forgery and the entire gray area in between.


Contemporary Glass Art

Our unique glass art collection, on the other hand, is not faked, but attractive because of its beauty and variety. The collection focuses mainly on European glass art from after 1945 and is next to the false art in a private exhibition space to view. The collection is concentrated on work from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland and the Scandinavian countries.

Drenthe art, middendorp

Drenthe painting

Our collection of genuine Drenthe art is in the museum library, including the work of: Roessingh, Jannes de Vries, Jan Zondag, Reinhart Dozy and Eugène Charmon (pseudonym of Jan Worst), Stengelin, Torie, Wiegers.

Art table


Here you can freely relax between the Drenthe Art while enjoying a cup of coffee. For art lovers there is a large collection of art books, not only about Art forgeries, but also books about nationally and internationally known artists. They can be read at a number of art tables. The table 'een vorkje meeprikken' from Johan Timmers is also for sale.

Children's studio or quest for creative Kids

For children between the ages of 4 and 12, the museum has a children's studio on the first floor. Here you can make your own artwork, while your (grand) parents take a look at the museum. Material is present. Afterwards you can take your own artwork home. If you do not want that, then you can make a quest through the entire museum, with a reward for a good solution.

Gift Shop

In our Gift Shop you can freely choose from a varied range of glass art. Are you looking for exclusive glass art or a souvenir from Vledder, glass jewels, art books or cards, it's all there.


There is a changing exhibition three times a year. The emphasis is on Northern Dutch art, usually supplemented with a lecture and/or workshop by the exhibiting artist.

Sculpture garden

Every year artists exhibit their work in the garden around the museum. In this peaceful environment you can close your visit to our museum with a walk among the works of art.

Information for the disabled

The exhibition spaces, museum shop and library are accessible on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible. The upper floor of the museum is only accessible by stairs. Here you will find offices and spaces for projects, special activities and the Children's Studio.



January - March

April - October

 November - December



11:00 - 17:00 hrs
11:00 - 17:00 hrs


11:00 - 17:00 hrs
11:00 - 17:00 hrs
11:00 - 17:00 hrs

11:00 - 17:00 hrs
11:00 - 17:00 hrs


The last tour starts at 15:30 hrs at the latest, the tours are always free.
Open all public dutch holidays.

Rates and packages 2019

Prices per person, including guided tour:


€ 8,00

Child 4 t/m 12 yrs

€ 3,00

Groups (more then 15 visitors)

€ 7,00

Pupils in class groups + companions

€ 2,50

Tours and parking


Group appointments outside regular openingtimes are possible.
Please contact us for more information.

 Museums Vledder
Brink 1
8381 BE Vledder
the Netherlands
Tel: 0031521383352

Below is an impression of what we sell in the store: