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Museum Ter Aar / Drost + van Veen architecten

  • 00:00 - 7 December, 2010
Museum Ter Aar / Drost + van Veen architecten
Museum Ter Aar / Drost + van Veen architecten, © Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries

© Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries + 17

  • Architects

    Drost + van Veen architecten & Mars Interieurarchitecten
  • Location

  • Principal In Charge

    Gemeente Nieuwkoop
  • Collaborators

    Marcel van der Veer, Martijn Potters, Sabrina Roodenburg
  • Area

    340.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The History museum of Ter Aar presents a variety of local artifacts and tells the way of living in the past. The local character of the museum, run by volunteers, the huge passion for the collection and the beautiful location make this museum a wonderful place for history and social life.

© Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries


The design for the museum is based on a typical Dutch ‘stolp’ farmhouse, which has a floorplan of 12x12 square meters and it suits the local character of the museum. The shape is extruded to 28x12 square meters and functional cuttings into the volume mark the entrance and exhibition space.

© Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries

The museum is manifested among the existing trees and has a strong massive silhouette, because of the skin made from grey rooftiles, the roof and walls merge into one another.

© Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries


The interior is functional and quiet. Walls and ceilings are made in dark stained plywood so that the focus is at the special collection. All secundairy functions such as the multifuntional room, toilets, kitchen and meeting space are combined in one volume. The wide gangways around the volumes are ideal for presenting the collection and changing exhibitions. For ships and barges is a special place where the full height of the building can be used.

© Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries

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