As soon as you enter, you can hear the clocks ticking in the Dutch watch & clock museum. They also strike of course, because almost every one is fully operational, however old it may be. The museum takes you through the history of Dutch timepieces and with it part of the history of the Netherlands, all the way from tower clocks dating from the 16th-century to modern electric clocks. Key exhibits include the pendulum clocks from the time of scientist Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695). Time is an important factor in our modern lives. It opens up a world of technology, science, design, function and regional and social differences. The museum has a story to tell, all of it in an 17th-century weaver’s building that was originally located in Assendelft.