News Archive 2017

  • Drenthe Business Day, Saturday 4 November - four in a row at Goedewaagen
    Five years ago, Marketing Drenthe took the initiative to organise the Open Day, always held on the first Saturday in November. The idea is to let young people, accompanied by their parents, get to know the very varied business community in Drenthe. Goedewaagen has been there for Nieuw Buinen every year so far. And this year is no exception: in fact Goedewaagen participates with four separate companies, all located in the factory building at Glaslaan which they moved into on 8 October 1963.

    Historically, the parent company Royal Goedewaagen combines no fewer than 10 Dutch earthenware factories. The youngest, new members of the now 405-year-old tribe are also clearly recognisable with their products on the Company Day. The Urn Centre Netherlands, acquired in 2013, produces high-quality urns in high-fired stoneware clay that can be decorated in a wide variety of ways to meet the client's wishes. The Albarello tile factory in Menaldum, Friesland, is experiencing stormy growth. The demand for special quality tiles for bathrooms and kitchens is now so great that a preliminary production of bisque tiles is also taking place in Nieuw Buinen. Tiles and tableaux can also be seen in the museum as well as in the museum shop.

    The Goedewaagen pottery factory itself is the only Dutch company that still produces decorative and functional pottery in its entirety, as well as miniature houses, modern design and, of course, since 1779, the renowned long Gouda pipes. The fourth company, but on a non-profit basis, is the Stichting Keramisch Museum Goedewaagen (Goedewaagen Ceramic Museum Foundation), which has also provided guided tours of the museum and factory workshops since 2011.

    The museum is open from 1 to 5 pm. At 1.30 p.m., 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m., guided tours are offered at the reduced price of € 2.50 per person for adult participants and € 2.50 per person for young people between 6 and 18 years of age.