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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New historical adventures await you 7 days a week in the preHistorisch Dorp! Open from 10:00-17:00 every day during the summer vacation. Experience the history of archery, try baking bread on a fire, watch medieval artisans or experience a real encampment of knights! Chat with the inhabitants and join them as they go about their daily lives. This might just be the only museum in the Netherlands where you’re allowed to get a bit dirty, is there any better way to learn more about history?Read more >
Bring out your toy swords and shields: the weekend of 17-18 August the preHistorisch Dorp will be all about knights! These knights never travel alone: they are accompanied by their squires, ladies, and households. Entertainment is provided by the best acrobats from Sweden, medieval musicians and many other 15th century characters. And do not skip the shows and fighting demonstrations from the knights!Read more >