Right at the heart of the museum, you will find the Verkade Experience, a treat for young and old! Here, you will be transported back to the chocolate and biscuit factory of the early twentieth century, where the original machines are still churning away and the history of Verkade comes alive.
Have you always wanted to work in a chocolate and biscuit factory? Then take the chance now! Test your dexterity with the games at the Verkade Experience. Put on your work clothes and pretend to be a ‘Verkade girl’, a chocolate expert, or a biscuit baker. Will you get promoted to director, or will you be sacked?
Get a chocolate bar of choice at the ticket desk of the Zaans Museum for €2,75 and create a custom Verkade chocolate bar wrapper using your own design and choice of colours. When you’re happy with your design, use the mini packaging machine to wrap your chocolate bar in your own wrapper.
In the Verkade Treasury you can see the best and longest-running marketing campaign of the previous century: the Verkade Albums. Between 1903 and 1940, and between 1965 and 1995, Verkade published 35 picture card albums, all written by renowned Dutch authors.
Ask for the treasure hunt for the Verkade Experience at the ticket desk. Take part in all kinds of fun activities while the biscuit and chocolate machines are working at full-steam. There is a treasure hunt for children between the ages of 6 and 8 and one for children between the ages of 8 and 12.
Price: admission to the Zaans Museum + €1 for the treasure hunt
Create your own design for a Verkade chocolate bar wrapper at the Verkade Experience. Then wrap your chocolate bar in your custom design wrapper using the mini packaging machine!
Price: admission to the Zaans Museum + €2,75 for the chocolate bar