Upstairs in the attic you will find our temporary exhibition. We will hold various exhibitions here throughout the year. This will often concern current topics. In addition, this space will also be used for various activities.

Museum Zaanse Tijd presents in its newest exhibition Coffee Time! the well-known 70’s vintage coffee service.

Subdued in the atmosphere of the 1970’s you will find everything about the service, stamps, Zeeman & Stender and all 16 clocks shown on the service.

The clock service was a hit for sparing coffee drinkers, who could collect the 22-part service, from coffee cups to breakfast plates and even a cake set. The breakfast table was therewith embellished by the rich Dutch clock culture of the 17th and 18th centuries.

We show all sixteen clocks, that modeled for the images on the service. This includes the famous Zaanse Klok, the Frisian Stool clock and the eastern Dutch ‘Ruempol clock’. On the coffee pot is a legendary Dutch Longcase clock from 1750. The milk jug for the the coffee creamer shows a so-called ‘Skipper clock’ from 1820, a miniature tail clock from Friesland.

Featured: “Auntie Cor”

This is a timepiece made by F.W. Lark/Firma A. de Jong (ca. 1934). It was commissioned by the PTT (former Dutch Postage, Telephone and Telegraph Company) and it is better known as the telephone time indicator “Auntie Cor”. Optical audio tapes reproduce a human voice which, by dialing 393131, indicates the time after the beep. The reading head with photocell moves as a result of impulses from the master clock. “Auntie Cor” was the lady who’s  voice was recorded and could be heard until 1968.