National museum weekend 25 and 26 April 2020


See and experience over 140 years of printing and copying history

During the Museum Week 2020, the doors of the Océ Museum will be open to visitors on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April 2020. During this weekend Océ offers the opportunity to see and experience over 140 years of printing and copying history.

Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn more about the products and services and the controversial history of Océ.

What is there to see?

The museum provides an overview of the development of the company of the Van der Grinten family: from the butter coloring factory (1877) to the current worldwide research, development, production and distribution of printer products and services related to documents under the name Océ (since 1970 the name of the company). There are various devices that illustrate the development of the company. There are arrangements that deal with blueprint, light printing, copying and printing in black and white and color. Lodewijk van der Grinten’s laboratory has been reconstructed, where he, his sons and grandsons carried out chemical research. Films and photos from the past can also be admired.

And the entrance is free!

Océ museum

The Océ museum was founded in 1982 by a group of enthusiastic employees in order to preserve the special history of the company for the future. The museum is mainly used to present the Océ heritage to colleagues, relations and media representatives who visit the European innovation center of Canon Production Printing from all over the world.



St. Urbanusweg 43 (poort 35)
5914 CA Venlo


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Phone number: +31 77 359 3292

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