Museum BroekerVeiling, the oldest sail vegetable auction in the world. At this historic spot in Heerhugowaard in 1887 the auction originated This system is currently used at all major auctions. The memory is kept alive by the historic auction building and the impressive mooring halls which were built over the water.
The museum consists of two buildings: Building The Future and the Past building. There is also a lovely outdoor area.
The entrance is in the Future. You recognize the building by the striking exterior façade, in which an impression of the original Empire of Thousand Islands is shown. The modern appearance of the building is realized based on an aerial photo of the fifties.
The Past is an imposing monument, consisting of from mooring halls 1925 and an auction room from 1912. The building stands on 1900 wooden stilts over the water.
The mooring halls are made entirely of wood, and are in communication with open water. The barges are still waiting patiently. Previously, the gardeners came in here and waited dangers began to auction.
The outdoor museum is beautiful. With fields, an orchard, animals, a boat ramp and original bridges. On the land are the products of the season. Cauliflower, potatoes, onions, provide, leek, white-, red- and kale. For present generations, it is sometimes a discovery to see how vegetables grow.
Walk through digital Broeker Veiling
The auction room is the monumental jewel of Broeker Veiling. This was to 1973 the economic heart of the horticultural culture in the region. Many brilliant detail, Art Nouveau elements and the authentic auction clock out 1903, make it an impressive space. You can do it yourself at an auction, which teaches you how to use a reverse auction. You should really pay what you buy. The price you decide on the auction clock. Press early, pay too much. Press has to leave nothing.
This is an exciting and original event where humor, fresh vegetable, and the auctioneer have an important role! A joyful experience for young and old.
Take a seat in the auction benches. You are in the unique auction building 1912. It still really has the atmosphere of a bygone era. You decide on the authentic auction clock from start 1900 the price for the offered vegetables themselves. Press the right time and feel trader of the day! Also very nice for children.
The tour departs from the museum and takes you into the beautiful, last remaining part of the kingdom of Thousand Islands, the Oosterdelgebied. Here you get a good picture of the island fields, of which there are over several hundred are now. That there were once more than 15.000! The archipelago and Broeker Veiling historically inseparable! Vegetable, which was grown on the island fields, traded in the auction.
Guided tour (for reserved groups)
The guide knows the stories of the past and tells about the many details in the monument. If you participate in the tour, you will learn all about the origins of the archipelago, the unique life of the gardeners of the past and the many details that were part of life in and around the Realm of the Thousand Islands.
Broeker Veiling is a living museum. During the season it bristles with activities for both children and adults.
Look under the button Events for the program and the times at which these activities take place.
Often, the present is visroker, so you can buy freshly smoked fish. On certain days the blacksmith demonstration is present, or you can visit the Dam Runner, an authentic barge where Uncle Dirk at the helm. He leads you around on his boat!
1721 BW Heerhugowaard
1720 AA Heerhugowaard
Such. (0226) 31 38 07
Fax (0226) 31 83 04
From station Alkmaar bus 10.
Get off at stop Museumweg, Heerhugowaard
The free car park Museum Broeker Veiling is, in connection with activities around shopping Broekerveiling, provisionally moved a little to the west,within two minutes walking distance from the museum.
This also applies to the bus parking lot.