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House Polman

Come into the 50s! Huis Polman is a feast of recognition.

Huis Polman

Nagele as a laboratory
Nagele, located in the Noordoostpolder, is the only village in the Netherlands that was built entirely according to the principles of the Nieuwe Bouwen. While the other villages in the polder were designed with a 'traditional' core, church and shops, Nagele was chosen a radically different set-up. 

The design assignment went to a group of progressive architects and designers, including Aldo van Eyck, Gerrit Rietveld, Jaap Bakema, Lotte Stam and Mien Ruys. They turned Nagele into a laboratory of their ideas in the field of urban planning and architecture.

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Huis Polman

Relive the 50s
In Huis Polman you enter through the back door, as it used to be, and you step into the 50s. When you enter the house, you experience for yourself what it is like to have lived here in the years of reconstruction. You literally imagine yourself to be Annie or Bernard Polman, one of the first inhabitants of the Noordoostpolder. Feel free to sit in the armchair and listen to Annie's favorite program on the radio.

Huis Polman is a feast of recognition for many! Come in and be pleasantly surprised. 

Huis Polman

Living in an experiment
The newly arrived residents were positively surprised by the size of their house and the modern amenities such as running water, toilet and lavet. The houses were new and without defects. The public space was still sparsely decorated. Light, air and space could be experienced in full glory.

That lavet was state-of-the-art and extremely practical. The lavet, a kind of deep sink, was intended to put the laundry in, but in practice it also turned out to be extremely useful for "bathing" yourself. The lavet was mainly used in the fifties and sixties of the 20th century in social housing. It is a Dutch design and was made of artificial natural stone. 

Opening hours

Thursday 13:00 - 17:00

Friday 13:00 - 17:00

Saturday 13:00 - 17:00

Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

During opening hours, please call 06-82 06 73 06, for questions about the museum house.

Entrance fees

Adults €7

Visitors aged 12 – 18 years €5

Students € 5

Visitors aged under 12 free


Visiting address

House Polman - Karwijhof 20 - 8308 AK Nagele


This museum house works with time-slots. Please reserve a time slot

Museum house Polman is not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair