August 18th 2001 – August 18th 2023

 Het Behouden Blik first opened her doors to the public on August 18th 2001. Today, more than 20 years later we look back on many memorable moments, a few of which are pointed out on this page.

Thus far more then 15.000 people have visited the museum, have seen the collection or have enjoyed our books TerugBlik op Meij/Het Blik bekeken (2007)Het Behouden Blik in 40 (2011) or 25 new Seasons (2017) or the book on our extensive research into the Coffee breweries of the North, Koffie vers(ch) gebrand!.
On the occassion of our 20th anniversary we published our latest book with the titel Blik in Groningen (2021). In this publication we introduce our readers into the history of no less than four factories of decorative packaging tins in the city of Groningen.
Taken by surprise by a sense of nostalgia and recognition people especially enjoy reviving our own history by means of the stories this collection represents.

The exchange and sharing of information and knowledge has resulted in many extraordinary stories. Het Behouden Blik takes great pleasure in the spontaneous donations by means of, sometimes very special, tins to add to the collection!
The collection has definitely rooted in its surroundings,  has provided many agreeable moments to its visitors and has managed to gather expert knowledge on the subjects that are on display.