Welcome to the website of the Aaltense Musea


The Aaltense Musea comprise two museums that tell of the life and survival of a community in normal and unusual times. We are a family museum.


  • Onderduikmuseum Markt 12 - Euregional Freedom Museum
    In WW2, a family with two children lived here. During bomb raids the entire neighbourhood found shelter in the basement. But there were also people in the attic, hiding from the Germans, while at the same time the local German commander had confiscated the large living room to set up his office. All the information is captured in the interior of Markt 12.


  • Aaltens Industrie Museum
    In a mansion house and an old village farmhouse you can discover the history of Aalten. Pay particular attention to the textile industry and the connection with the ‘Euregion’ (like the neighbouring German town of Bocholt) and the horn industry (which is unique in the country).


  • The three buildings of the Aaltense Musea are designated by the dutch government as national heritage.


  • VVV Aalten is the local Tourist Office and it's located in the central lobby of the Aaltense Musea. 

Entrance fees


Adults € 5,00 

65+, students 13 t/m 18 jr. € 4,00 

Student card € 4,00 

Children up to 12 years € 3,00

Children up to 3 years free

Members and veterans free

Museum card free


Groups of adults (from 10 persons) € 4,00 p.p.

Groups of students (from 10 persons) € 1,50 p.p.


Guided tour € 35,00 per group.

Contact information


Markt 14
7121 CS Aalten
Phone: +31 (0) 543 - 471 797
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Directions & parking

Click here for directions and information about parking when visiting the Aaltense Musea.


Opening hours


Tuesday to Saterday 10:00 AM - 5.00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Open from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM:
Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Ascension Day.


Mondays, King's Day (27 April), Easter Sunday, Pentecost, 24th December from 1.00 PM, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 31 December and New Years Day.



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