The museum where the history of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century witch hunts is brought to life. When were you accused of witchcraft and what would happen to you if you were? What is a witches’ Sabbath? Why is De Heksenwaag in Oudewater famous all over the world?
Visitors can step on the original scales from 1482 to be weighed. Are you not a witch? Are you not too light? You will receive a personalised certificate – the Certificaet van Weginghe – so you don’t have to worry about being persecuted. You can then tell everyone the good news by sending them an e-card. We also offer a fun and educational treasure hunt for children. Last but not least, De Heksenwaag is the perfect location for children’s parties, family gatherings and business meetings.