Stadsmuseum Woerden Reviews
Local art and ancient artifacts Jul 20, 2011
The city museum of Woerden is centrally located in the old city hall on the church square and houses many interesting art pieces and artifacts.
The ground and first floor consist of local art, mostly paintings, and show the rural scenery around Woerden. Every local artists' style is different: some draw with pencil and charcoal, others paint with aquarelle paint, but all are equally nice.
The so-called "Vroedschapszaal" (boardroom) can be found on the first floor. This board was part of the municipality of the city in the middle ages. Some items and paintings from that time can be seen in this room, including the leaded light windows that display some provinces and other cities.
The second floor consists of Roman artifacts and replicas that were found during construction in the Woerden area in the last 40 years, such as pots and pans, jewelry and parts of boats, but also a scale model of how a Roman village must have looked like 2000 years ago.
The entrance fee is €5. Unfortunately, the info is not in English and the upper floors are only accessible by stairs. However, the museum has charm and is quite nice for a short visit.
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