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Drents Museum

The Drents Museum in Assen has been a household name in Drenthe for more than 150 years. It's a leading museum that annually organizes high-profile and successful exhibitions on archeology, figurative art and Art Nouveau/Art Deco. The museum has a large permanent collection about the prehistory of the province of Drenthe with permanent and temporary exhibitions. There are also bog bodies on display, such as the girl from Yde and the pair from Weerdinge. Finds from the Funnel Beaker culture can be found, and the oldest boat in the world, the Canoe of Pesse, can also be found in the museum. The museum also has a permanent collection of figurative art. The specially furnished period rooms in the Receivers House show how wealthy Drenthe families lived in previous centuries. In the garden at the rear of the museum is the bronze statue of Bartje.