preHistorisch Dorp

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People of all ages can learn 15,000 years of history in and around Eindhoven in the preHistorisch Dorp (Prehistoric Village) in Eindhoven. Go back to bygone times and discover how the first farmers went about their work, what the Romans did while they were here or how you would go hunting in prehistoric times. Get into conversation with a war-like Batavian at one of the monthly changing workshops , or make fire, a Roman coat of arms or an amulet. “Fantastic, you experience history in the making. Great not only for the kids but also worthwhile for adults!” , commented Maaike,  an enthusiastic previou…

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People of all ages can learn 15,000 years of history in and around Eindhoven in the preHistorisch Dorp (Prehistoric Village) in Eindhoven. Go back to bygone times and discover how the first farmers went about their work, what the Romans did while they were here or how you would go hunting in prehistoric times. Get into conversation with a war-like Batavian at one of the monthly changing workshops , or make fire, a Roman coat of arms or an amulet. “Fantastic, you experience history in the making. Great not only for the kids but also worthwhile for adults!” , commented Maaike,  an enthusiastic previous visitor. In addition to families with children, many expats also visit the Prehistoric Village. It’s probably the only museum in the Netherlands where you’re allowed to get dirty. Is there any better way to learn about the history of Eindhoven and Brabant…!?

From pre-history to the late middle ages
Experience six periods of history at this open air museum, where old crafts still survive. You can also play medieval games, hunt for wild boar, help to construct a Roman building and much more. The weekends are packed full with activities such as open air concerts, high teas and programmes with exciting names such as “The Vikings are coming!”, “Medieval Knights Festival”, “Poison mixers and herb women” and “Survive the old times”. In the summer you can even sail in a medieval dugout canoe!

Time Capsules and virtual Time Viewer
Discover one of the hidden Time Capsules and you’ll find extra information about clothing, food and the period in which you happen to be at that time. You can find yourself in the middle of a primeval forest between hunters and gatherers by using the Time Viewer, a virtual reality discovery route. If you continue your virtual journey you will meet the first farmers, medieval knights and musketeers from the Eighty Years War. And if all that activity gives you an appetite, the innkeeper at Den Bonten Os will serve you a delicious regional lunch.

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Opening hours

  • every Mondayclosed
  • every Tuesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Fridayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Sundayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • Also open on mondays during holidays.