The Casteelse Poort Museum showcases the history of Wageningen as well as the Wageningen
 Castle ruins over which the museum was built.
The house was formerly the property of a wealthy 19th century family until it was converted to the current museum.
Highlight of the museum is the archeological dig on display in the basement of the museum, which uncovers part of the foundation of the old Wageningen castle that had been discovered.
Behind the museum is a preserved section of the wall and watch tower foundations of the said castle.


History of Wageningen

Wageningen always has been a good place to live. The museum documents the local history of five thousand years. It´s the remarkable history of a small town that got international allure.

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L.A. Torck (1687-1758), the most famous Lord op the Wageningen Castle



At the opening day of our silver jubilee exhibition Beer, a world drink! the first two barrels of our special Casteelse Poort beer were tapped empty .


Together with Carel Oomes and Gerrit Jan Woudenberg, mayor Geert van Rumund savoured the beer, that has been brewed on the occasion of Wageningen 750 year city rights. Everybody present at this event enjoyed the taste of this ‘historical’ beer.



Opening hours 

1 April to 31 October
11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

1 November to 31 March
12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Parties can visit the museum outside opening hours by appointment. Please contact the museum.


Adults                     € 4,-

Children <12 jaar     € 1,50   

Friends                     free    

Wednesdays, PM       children free 


The museum and its facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. 


Getting there

Take the train to either Rhenen or Ede-Wageningen. Bus services to Wageningen bus station run from both stations.

From Wageningen bus station the museum is a 10-minute walk. Car drivers will find plenty of paid parking facilities in the vicinity of the museum.







Friends of the museum

The Vereniging Vrienden van het Museum De Casteelse Poort (Friends of the Museum) supports the museum financially. In providing additional funding to assist the museum in acquiring objects of interest, or in the realization of specialprojects, the Friends’ support proves invaluable. If you are interested in the history of Wageningen and in the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the town, why not turn your interest in to tangible support? For a small annual contribution you can join Friends of the Museum. Subscribers will receive the bi-annual museum-newsletter and are entitled to free entry to the museum.

Contact for more information.

Wageningen Peace 1945 

The negotiation and terms of surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands, May 1945, left behind a wealth of material and memories both of which are on display in this exhibition. For the Dutch people, Wageningen is the City of Liberation.
The signing of the Peace of Wageningen, painted by W.J. van de Kerke (1953). At the left side the Canadian general Foulkes, opposite to him the surrendering German generals. Standing behind the table the leader of the Dutch Armed Forces, Prince Bernhard.







Art Gallery

The museum arranges regular art exhibitions, most of all with the work of local and regional artists. All artwork on show is for sale.
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