Experiencing the past through a hands-on approach is central to visiting Museum BroekerVeiling. Bid on vegetables and fruit during the auction, make a boat trip, let our audio tour guide you through the museum, visit the expositions, enjoy a lovely lunch at the restaurant, or order a picnic basket, eat lunch in the orchard and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Water plays an important role in Westfriesland. Potatoes, vegetables and cattle used to be transported over the water in open barges. Westfrisian gardeners pushed the barges with a pole to the oldest auction in the world, originated in 1887, to sell their vegetables and fruit.
Water plays an important role in Westfriesland. Potatoes, vegetables and cattle used to be transported over the water in open barges. Museum BroekerVeiling is not just a museum. In Broek op Langedijk you can find the oldest sail-through auction in the world. This is where the Dutch auction (also called a clock auction or open-outcry descending-price auction) originated in 1887.
The auction in Broek op Langedijk is still in use for visitors of Museum BroekerVeiling. At the auction you can bid yourself on local products and hopefully you pay a good price for the potatoes.
Besides our museum program, the museum grounds include two islands accessible by bridges where sheep, goats, rabbits, peacocks and chickens walk around. (Young) visitors of the museum are more than welcome to visit them. Our two Kunekune pigs, Bram and Betty have a home at the back of the museum terrain near the playground. They love a good scratch behind the ear!
In the winter months our animals (except Bram and Betty) stay with their friends at local petting zoo Jong Leven.
Price including boat tour:
adult: € 17,50
child 4-12: € 9,25