HOMELAND MUSEUM  EGMOND

Zuiderstraat 7 Egmond aan Zee 

 

Experience and learn about the history of the three Egmond villages, such as about the former castle, the abbey and the church that sank into the sea, the fishermen and sea rescuers, and life so close to the sea.

For children there is an instructive quiz.

The museum has a different exhibition every year.

In 2017, it is opened between 29 April and 31 October, from Tuesday till Sunday between 14.00 and 17.00.

Entrance fee: adults €4, children up to 12 years €2,-

Permanent exhibition:
The particular history of the three Egmond villages.

Egmond aan Zee:

In 977 AD, the monks founded a settlement from which later the fishing village of Egmond aan Zee arose. Between the 16th and 17th century part of Egmond aan Zee sank into the sea. Also the Agnes Church suffered this fate. A map shows the former coastline. The showpiece of the museum is the old lifeboat, which is still equipped with oars. Still until 1939 many castaways were saved by this boat. The fishing hut in the museum shows what daily life was like in the small houses back then. The museum is especially proud of its exhibition of excellent lead-glass windows.

Egmond aan den Hoef:

In 1200 the powerful rules and counts of Egmond built a castle here. In 1500 it was the most magnificent and largest castle of Holland. It was destroyed at the beginning of the 80-year war against Spain. Yet, the foundations are still preserved. The museum has a model of the original castle, made of 25,000 small bricks. In addition, it displays objects that were found in the moat and illustrative images.

Egmond-Binnen:

The story of Egmond begins around 950 AD with the construction of a monastery dedicated to the patron of Egmond, Saint Adelbert. He was a popular monk who, according to tradition, came from Ireland 690 AD to spread Christianity. He died in 740 AD. At his former grave site (one kilometer west of Egmond-Binnen) 200 years later a fountain was built, which still attracts pilgrims. The powerful medieval abbey was destroyed in 1573 and only rebuilt in 1933. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the archaeological museum of the abbey!

Pinck:

A few years ago, volunteers recreated a copy of the fishing boat "De Pinck". You can view it in the parking lot next to the main beach entrance. Every Wednesday and Saturday the builders are there to gladly tell you more about it. Access is free, but voluntary donations are happily welcomed.