Open-air Boerenbondsmuseum Gemert

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Voted several times as the nicest place for a (family) outing in Brabant, this living open-air museum offers a great experience for both young and old. The authentically furnished farm (with delightful live animals), the charming village square with artisan cottages and farms, the country school and a number of functioning workshops will make you feel like you are in the Brabant countryside of 1900. Located at the birthplace of Father Van den Elsen, founder of various Dutch corporations, the Boerenbondsmuseum is literally at the cradle of the cooperative ideology.

Come and discover how Brabant farmers lived and learn how butter and cheese were made. Or as a previous visitor put it: "Very nice for all ages and old-fashioned fun!

Accessible and unusual
During the museum se…

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Voted several times as the nicest place for a (family) outing in Brabant, this living open-air museum offers a great experience for both young and old. The authentically furnished farm (with delightful live animals), the charming village square with artisan cottages and farms, the country school and a number of functioning workshops will make you feel like you are in the Brabant countryside of 1900. Located at the birthplace of Father Van den Elsen, founder of various Dutch corporations, the Boerenbondsmuseum is literally at the cradle of the cooperative ideology.

Come and discover how Brabant farmers lived and learn how butter and cheese were made. Or as a previous visitor put it: "Very nice for all ages and old-fashioned fun!

Accessible and unusual
During the museum season, which runs from March to November, thematic activities are organised every Sunday. A historical parade in spring, for example, and a herb market at Whitsun, a nostalgic fair in July, a harvest day in August and a threshing day in October. Or get your skates on and enjoy the ice rink during the Winterplein Festival. In addition, you can regularly attend demonstrations, learn all about the old farmhouse craft or taste the delicious fresh bread that is baked on site. The low entrance fee and prices inside the park make the museum accessible for everyone.

More than 200 volunteers
In addition to families with (young) children, the Boerenbondsmuseum also welcomes many over 55s and seniors. And there is always a suitable package for groups of more than ten people. This makes the Boerenbondsmuseum ideal for family outings and company events. You could, for example, have a complete programme put together with coffee and cake, a guided tour, a traditional Brabant lunch and a fun activity, such as a covered wagon ride, a tour with an old tram called “The Good Killer” (De Goede Moordenaar) or an old Dutch game. Everything is interspersed with the famous Brabant hospitality, and provided by a welcoming team of no fewer than 200 volunteers.

Because of its location on various cycling and walking routes a visit to the museum can be easily extended to a longer stay in Brabant.

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  • Note: opening times may be different during public holidays
  • Different opening times apply during school holidays. During this period the museum is open on Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 to 17:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00. The Boerenbondsmuseum is always closed on: 27 April (King’s Day), 25 December (Christmas Day), 1 January (New Year’s Day). Check the website for current opening times.

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