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Small town reminding of Amsterdam

Right in the middle of Holland, an old, almost forgotten town with a few canals and 17th century... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Jan S
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Weighed and found wanting... (although good)

We visited Oudewater to prepare for a trip and of course we had to check the Heksewaag. The museum... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Hans v
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the only museum of witch that I have ever been. The museum is not big but full of history. on the first floor, there are videos and books about witches. on the ground floor, you will stand on a scale. you will get...More

Thank Ariel H
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is an absolutely lovely little museum with a set of scales from the 1500s which were famous because they never weighed anyone and found them to be a witch. Seriously, you came here to prove that you weighed exactly what you appeared to weigh...More

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend was always afraid being a witch. One day we decided to do the test and drove to the beautiful town of Oudewater. In the very old heksenwaag we were welcomed by a very nice and interesting host. He explained to us a lot...More

Thank Willem-Jan v
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very interesting place, where you can learn a lot from the year 1500 till 1900! Also interest for gasts from other country's. It's amazing how they look to this place.

Thank Wijnie V
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Right in the middle of Holland, an old, almost forgotten town with a few canals and 17th century canalhouses, many cafés and a real boattour, all small-scale. Just stroll along these canals and you might visit one of the most beautiful buildings, Museum Heksenwaag, housing...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Great museum. You learn about the history of witchcraft trials in the Netherlands. Oudewater is where you got weighed to see if you were a witch! If they certified you weren't, it was for life. Get yourself weighed....phew.... they certified I'm not a witch!

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We visited Oudewater to prepare for a trip and of course we had to check the Heksewaag. The museum did a good job in giving historical insight into which hunting and what happened in the past in northern Europe. Of course, you can check if...More

Thank Hans v
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Worth visiting for 30 minutes. ( Admission 6 Euro!!) Very small, only a few short moves and some paintings and drawings. And of course the balance

2  Thank Erwin S
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Not a huge museum, but worth a half hour to learn a few things- I'd certainly not heard of Oudewater or it's role in saving people from accusations of witchcraft. Downstairs are the scales, where you can be checked; upstairs are a few artifacts and...More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Perhaps not the most dynamic of museums but never the less well worth a short visit. The video and text exhibits while a bit clunky and could to with updating were however very interesting with great explanations in both Dutch & English into the often...More

Thank David R
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