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  • Part of the collection of Jans Brands
    Part of the collection of Jans Brands
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  • The new museum open since november 2011
    The new museum open since november 2011
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  • Former farmhouse of the family Brands
    Former farmhouse of the family Brands
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    by sachara Updated May 16, 2015

    In Nieuw Dordrecht is a museum called 'Collection Brands'. Jans Brands lived in the village and collected during 65 years all kind of objects like coins, books, buttons, pins, pans and tools. He liked to collect all kind of rarities from flea markets, but he also found and bought unique and precious objects at auctions.

    In the past Jans Brands displayed all the pieces in his own house, in every corner of each room. Many years ago I had the chance to visit his house. In 2011 the new museum 'Collectie Brands' opened its doors. These days the items are not only displayed in his family farmhouse, but also in a new building.

    The collection has about 70,000 different items including a library with 30,000 books. The museum and collection is not longer in the hands of Brands, but is donated to the Foundation Collection Brands. There is a museumshop, a museum restaurant and a park displaying for example agricultural tools.

    Former farmhouse of the family Brands Library in the new part of the museum Entrance of the museum Picture of Jans Brands in his old house
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    • Museum Visits

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