The following exhibitions can be visited during the regular opening hours of the Brederode ruin.
Exhibition of Torture instruments
In the upper room of the donjon of the ruin of Brederode, the exhibition ‘ Torture Instruments ‘ is shown. A friendly re-enactment group, Stichting Knights of Camelot, has given this special collection of medieval torture instruments on loan.
Although in the Middle Ages they were convinced that torturing brought the truth to light, we now know that torture is not working! Chances are that people who are tortured will confess something they have not done to get rid of the pain.
This exhibition hopes to provide more insight into the horror of torture and to increase the awareness that many people are being tortured in the world every day.
We advise parents to visit this exhibition only with children over 8 years old.
Permanent exhibition about the 18 Lords of Brederode
In the former stock cellars of Brederode Castle you can find panels with information about the history of the Lords of Brederode. Of Dirk I (1180-1238) and his son Willem (1226-1285), who has built the castle, but has never seen it, until Wolfert (1649-1679), the last lord of Brederode. For many visitors it has been a surprise to learn about how powerful and important the Brederodes have been for Dutch history.
“We clearly learned a lot about Dutch history during this visit.” (Review on Tripadvisor)
Permanent exhibition archaeological finds
Downstairs in the chapel tower is a small exhibition of objects from ancient times found around Brederode Castle. There is also a scale model, which gives an impression of how Castle Brederode ever looked like.