Museum open from april 28 2024


Zuiderstraat 7 Egmond aan Zee

April 29 - November 5  daily 2 – 5 pm

Adults € 5,-  4 - 17 years € 2, - 


Welcome to the museum, a former reformed church with a special atmosphere.  Everything has to do with living close by the sea. Next to the old wooden lifeboat is a little fishermen’s house  from about 1885. Here  ticks the clock  of the church that has disappeared into the sea.

You 'll find a very nice collection of colourful paintings, made in our village about 100 - 140 years ago. 


Fishermen 's wives


See 14 wonderful paintings of Roeland Koning who painted the old fishermen from Egmond and their wives.


"The Fishermen's wives are home again". After a crowdfunding this wonderful painting with Antje de Groot and Jannetje Krab, that was in the USA for a long time, is back in Egmond aan Zee where it belongs .



Art Summer School


The museum is proud of its paintings of the 'Egmond School' like this one from Heinrich Heimes. He was one of the German  painters who studied at the Academy in Düsseldorf and who came to Egmond around 1884 like Otto Karl Kirberg, Heinrich Petersen-Angeln, German Grobe, and the American painters George Hitchcock and Gari Melchers.  A few years later many foreign painters came to Egmond, attracted by the Art Summer school from Hitchcock and Melchers. Gari Melchers painted in Egmond intermittendly for about 30 years (see the showcase ). 




Special Exposition


3/9 - 5/11 2023


100 Photos


made in


Egmond aan Zee



The story of Egmond begins ± 690 AD when Saint Adelbert, a monk from Ireland preaches Christianity. He dies ± 740 AD. 200 Years later his corpse is brought to the new Monastery in Egmond-Binnen. On his former grave a source springs that still attracts pilgrims. The powerful medieval abbey was destroyed in 1573 and only rebuilt in 1933. The abbey has a visitors centre and a museum.

Egmond aan Zee


In 977 AD, the monks founded the fishing village. Between the 16th and 19th century the Western part was gradually swept away by the sea. Also the Agnes Church suffered this fate. 

In 1876 IJmuiden became a harbourplace, connected with Amsterdam by a new canal.  Many fishermen moved over there and Egmond became a tourist place.

Egmond aan den Hoef


In 1200 the powerful counts of Egmond built a castle here. In 1500 it was the most magnificent and largest castle of Holland. It was destroyed in 1573 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.