Douwe Egberts twenty years ago
25 March 2023
Until 2003 there was a company museum on the factory site of the Douwe Egberts factory in Utrecht dedicated to their products: coffee, tea and tobacco. However, the company decided to liquidate this exhibition and offered our museum and several other museums the unique opportunity to take over parts of the collection. This transfer took place on March 25, 2003. No less than 366 pipes and countless tabacological objects ended up in a new museum setting. An important part of this transfer can still be seen in the permanent presentation of our museum. Even twenty years later, like the Naskapi pipe from eastern Canada depicted here.