The TextielMuseum offers a wide range of activities for MBO students including workshops and guided tours. The varied programmes often result in surprising and enthusiastic responses. Secondary school students are fascinated by the history of the Woollen Blanket Factory, are amazed by the modern techniques and machines in the TextielLab and actively participate in the workshops. Our range of programmes offers MBO students and instructive and inspirational morning or afternoon.



The TextielMuseum offers schools the possibility of creating their own programme. Our workshops and guided tours can easily be combined together.

Guided tour Industrialisation

What used to happen in a textile mill? How was textile produced before the industrial revolution? Where does the term 'Kruikezeiker' (Jug Pisser) mean?

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Guided tour ‘From Fibre to Fabric’

To understand weaving and knitting techniques properly, it is important learn the different stages of textile production processes.

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Temporary Exhibitions Guided Tour

Every year, the TextielMuseum presents four exhibitions.

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TextielLab Guided Tour

The TextielLab is the ‘beating heart’ of the museum; a workshop that focuses on research and experimentation.

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Workshop Fixing Fashion

Discover how to extend the life cycle of your own clothing

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‘Textielwarenkast’ (Textile Storeroom) Workshop

In the museum library, group workplaces have been set up where students can study materials used for making textiles.

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Programmes specially designed for MBO

For MBO colleges with a specialisation in fashion and/or textiles, programmes lasting one or more days can be arranged on request. These programmes can, for example, include lessons in which students are taught to use a handloom, a flat-knitting machine, or mechanical or manual embroidery techniques. These programmes all focus on learning and mastering various textile production techniques and experimenting with different types of weave, knitting and embroidery stitching with contemporary and special yarns. To discuss the arrangements for these programmes, please contact us by mailing to [email protected].

General information

The costs are specified per programme. The costs cover guided tour supervision / workshop instruction. Workshops have to be prepared and cleared up afterwards, which is why an additional hour is charged per half day. The costs of materials used in workshops are also charged.

An admission fee of € 3.00 is also charged per student. Admission is free for accompanying adults.

Group size
The maximum group size for a guided tour or workshop is 15 students.


  • To book an excursion, fill in the booking request form. Museum excursions must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
  • When making a booking for several classes at the same time or an extensive programme, we advise making all the necessary arrangements earlier because of the limited amount of space.
  • All guided tours and workshops are given in Dutch. Workshops and guided tours in English can be organised on request.

Terms and conditions for school excursions
Read here the museum rules that apply to groups of schoolchildren and students.