Experience history; travel 15.000 years in one day! Visit the early hunter/gatherers, the first farmers, Roman outposts, Franks & Vikings, trade, growth of cities, all the way up to the Eighty Years War. Meet inhabitants in centuries-old farms and homesteads. Try some historical games, take a Time-Traveling-Selfie and discover Time Chests!
Looking for a bite to eat? The Herberg Den Bonten Os proudly serves artisanal foods and drinks made with locally sourced ingredients.
Starting March 30th we are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00-17:00. We are open on Mondays on holidays and in school-vacations.
We are also open to hosting celebrations, events and meetings year round at the preHistorisch Dorp.
The Tijdkijker app puts you in the middle of historical scenes ranging from 15.000 years ago to the Eighty Years War. Go on a scavenger hunt through time and discover six real archeological objects located in different houses. When you’ve found them, the app will give you a task to complete. You can also take amazing Time-Traveling-Selfies; you’ll see what you would look like as a member of nobility or as a fierce hunter. Did you find all the locations and complete the tasks correctly? Then you’ve become a real Time Traveller! Download the app in the Apple Store or Google Playstore and explore all nine locations.
Meet our historical inhabitants in their homes, hard at work on their homesteads, or working on their crafts in six different eras. Join a time guide for a tour daily at 14:30. During weekends and in the vacations an extra tour is given at 12:30.
We offer custom tours for visitors with a learning impairment. Please call to make arrangements.
Have you always wanted to try forging metal? Or maybe you’d rather learn how to make a leather bag? Children between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to join us on Wednesday afternoons between 15:00-17:00 to get creative in the historical Artisan’s Craft Lab!
Time Chests are hidden throughout the entire museum. Inside, you'll find extra information about the period that's all around you. The chests have more information about everyday life: clothing, what they ate, and skills that everyone knew. Can you find them all?
Did you Always wanted to learn how to forge iron? Or would you like to make a leathe purse? Then come from May 9th form 3 PM until 5 PM to the hisorical crafts lab! There you can learn what the medieval craft masters taught their apprentices. From forging to weaving - you can do it in our lab!
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There’s a lot to experience at the preHistorisch Dorp during the autumn holiday! You can dig with real archaeologists during the first weekend, from 12-13 October. We dive in the National Archaeology Days together with the volunteers from AVKP/AWN and the Erfgoedhuis (Heritage House). The rest of the week is all about sparks, flames and iron, and there will even be an international iron symposium! Teams from all over the world try to mine as much iron as they can from local bog iron from Wednesday until Sunday. This is done by building and using ovens which were also used by people 1000 to 2500 years ago.Read more >
Colourful, tender primal meat from unique pigs from our prehistoric pig enclosure. Discover how to bone a pig and what its tastiest pieces are during this special evening on 10 November. During dinner, you’ll even get to taste how flavoursome these primal pigs are. Will you join the select group of people at the primal meat workshop at the preHistorisch Dorp? Reserve your spot now!Read more >