Tobacco museum

Tobacco museum - Amerongen

N 51.9989155 / E 5.4614585

In the seventeenth century, tobacco cultivation began to flourish in the area around Amersfoort and the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. For the first time, hothouses were used to raise young plants. This was later applied throughout Europe as the "Dutch method". By the eighteenth century, native tobacco had become an important trade product. Especially between Rhenen and Amerongen, there were many tobacco plantations. Like the Willem III plantation of the cigar manufacturer of the same name. Nowadays, this is a nature reserve where you can take excellent walks.

At the Tobacco Growing Museum in Amerongen, you will learn more about the history of tobacco growing. Besides a permanent collection in the museum itself, outside you can discover how tobacco cultivation went on for centuries. The back part of the museum is an authentic drying shed. Here you can see how tobacco from the tobacco field is dried and processed. You can also see how drying sheds used to be used for a host of other activities.


Tobacco museum
Burg. Jhr. H. v.d. Boschstraat 46
3958 CD Amerongen

Contact details
T: +31343456500

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
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