Summer season
1 April – 1 November

Days Times
Monday Only open from 11:00 – 17:00 in July and August.
Tuesday 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 17:00
Thursday 11:00 – 17:00
Friday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 11:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Museum is open extra during the Christmas and spring holidays (middle region).

Unique museum about the persecution of witches.

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.

‘De Heks van Almen’
Foto: Vincent Tollenaar

Children, parents, grandparents, school classes and other groups

Everyone is welcome at Museum de Heksenwaag

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