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About the museum

The Chessmen Museum was opened on the first of May 2006. The museum includes the private collection of founder Ridder Dijkshoorn, plus a collection owned by Mister M.J. Glotzbach. Temporary exhibitions are held on a regular basis.

The permanent collection on display has expanded throughout the years. There is something for everyone: antique chess pieces and popular cartoon characters, as well as true folkloric and abstract works of art. An overview of the different chess games can be found in the Chessmens’ Gallery.