Welcome to Brasserie Pingo

The word Pingo means “hill that grows” in the language of the Inuit: hills that during the last ice age had an ever-expanding core of ice. After the ice melted, a small round pond remained. There are an estimated 2500 pingo remains in Drenthe, packed with an archive of more than 13,000 years of history. There is still much to discover. Back to primeval times.

Pingo Box

Unfortunately, due to the corona virus, you can’t visit our new Bar Brasserie Pingo and enjoy all the goodies that Pingo has to offer. We think that’s a great pity! And that is why you can now enjoy our special catering packages at home. With this you will also be supporting the Drents Museum. Below we tell you more about the different packages, the options for collection and delivery and how you can order.

Reservations can be made via 0592 – 377 741 or info@brasseriepingo.nl, but must be made at least one day in advance. The boxes can be collected at Bar Brasserie Pingo from Tuesday to Friday between 12:00 and 17:00. Details about the pick-up location are included in the confirmation email.

Do you live in Assen? Then the box can be delivered free of charge by one of our employees.

Box 1: Lunchen à la Henk Helmantel!

€ 25,-
Two persons

Artist Henk Helmantel loves local fruit and vegetables and feels connected to the seasons! In this box we introduce you to one of Helmantel’s favourite vegetables: Eigenheimers (a crumbly potato with a yellow skin). This box also comes with a set of Helmantel postcards: it is nice to send extra cards to loved ones during this period. And with every order you get our DM Magazine as a gift.

  • Eigenheimer cream soup
  • Potato flake roll
  • Puffed garlic butter
  • Alioli dip
  • Postcards (8 cards) by Henk Helmantel
  • DM Magazine

Box 2: Appetizers Pingo style

€ 40,-
Two persons

Bar Brasserie Pingo stands for Drenthe, authentic and local! So we also provide a delicious Drenthe cocktails box. In this box you will find an assortment of various Drenthe cheeses with Pingo garnish. With this box you will also receive the Henk Helmantel – The Most Dutch Still Life jigsaw puzzle consisting of 1000 pieces. A complete box for a pleasant afternoon or evening together.

  • Assortment of 3 cheeses from Kaaslust
  • Potato flake roll
  • Pingo Toast
  • Alioli dip
  • Fig jam
  • Nuts & grapes
  • Puzzle: Henk Helmantel – The Most Dutch Still Life (1000 pieces)
  • DM Magazine


Brasserie Pingo is for all visitors to the Drents Museum. You can relax after seeing an exhibition and enjoy delicious dishes. The flavours of Drenthe (local, traditional, pure and hospitality) have been given a modern and contemporary look.

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Your event

Are you looking for an inspiring and attractive location for a meeting, your presentation, a wedding or a fantastic company party: a lot is possible at Brasserie Pingo. We have various rooms that are suitable for business and festive gatherings, even outside the opening hours of the Drents Museum.

Would you like more information or to receive a free quote? Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help you.



Brasserie Pingo
Brink 4
9401 HS Assen

Reservations for Brasserie Pingo can only be made during your museum visit, not beforehand.

Opening Hours

You can find Brasserie Pingo in the Drents Museum. We are wheelchair friendly and have an elevator.