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WELCOME TO Archeon Museum Park

Archeon contains 43 reconstructions of buildings, farms and huts that once stood in the Netherlands and that have been reconstructed according to archaeological excavations. Our Archaeo-interpreters live in these houses and thus show life from prehistory, Roman times and the Middle Ages. In original clothing they tell beautiful stories from history. Discover and experience this journey through time!
Pannenkoeken huis het Klooster (42)
10.00 – 19.00 uur.

Romeinse Herberg (24)
11.00 uur – 18.00 uur.

Tocht door de prehistorie & word een echte jager (schminken)
10.00-16.00 uur

Kei trekken (5a)
10.00-16.00 uu

Vuur maken (9)
 10.00-16.00 uur

Tocht door de Romeinse tijd & exerceren als een Romein
12.00 & 13.30 uur

Tocht door de middeleeuwen – Visser (27)

Boogschieten – Veld (36)
11.00-12.00/12.30-16.30 uu

Zwaardvechten – Dam (32)
11.00-12.30/13.00-16.30 uu

Daily program

Scottish weekend
Discover Scottish History!

During the entire weekend, Scottish history from 1300 to WWII will have full attention with living history from the different periods. The many reenactors show life from this time and give demonstrations.

Listen to the Scottish sounds of Saint Andrew Pipe Band and Sassenachs from 1:00 PM. They play at different times and locations in the park. Follow the sound of the bagpipes!

Scottish clothing demonstration – 1.30 PM in the Arena (23)
Scottish weapon demonstration – 3.30 PM on Tournament field (C)
During both shows there will be loud bangs

Visit the camps all day:

  • Field at Crane (21)
  • Dorestad (26)
  • Field at market (39)
  • Playground (B)

Prehistory

8800 BC – 12 BC Join us on a journey, very far back in time to the camp of the hunter-gatherers, the first farmers, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
  • Prehistorie 3
  • Prehistorie 4
  • Prehistorie 5
  • Prehistorie 7
  • Become a True Hunter: 10 am – 4 pm – Hunter Gatherers (1)
  • Dug-out canoe: 10 am – 4 pm – Hunter Gatherers (1)
  • Boulder Pulling: 10 am – 4 pm – Megalithic (5a)
  • Make a fire: 10 am – 4 pm – Iron Age (9)

Guided Tour: start 2 pm – Hunter Gatherers (1)

Roman Era

12 BC – 406 AD Visit the Roman border village of Trajectum ad Rhenum, and meet the Romans.

  • Romeinen 1
  • Romeinen 3
  • Romeinen 6
  • Romeinen 5

  • Drill with the soldiers: 12 pm & 1.30 pm – Forum (16)
  • Roman massage 10.30 am – 12 pm / 12.30 – 2.30 pm

Guided Tour: start 1 pm – Forum (16)

At the Roman Restoration Yard (22a) you can see the restoration of the Zwammerdam 2, which is being restored live here.

Middle Ages

406 AD – 1500 AD In the medieval town of Gravendam you live in the 14th century. The Archaeo-interpreters who live and work in the houses tell you all about the Middle Ages and of course about the many crafts.

  • Middeleeuwen 8
  • Middeleeuwen 6
  • Middeleeuwen 4
  • Middeleeuwen 3

  • Archery: 11 am – 12 pm / 12.30 – 5 pm Archery Range (36)
  • Sword fighting: 11 am – 12 pm / 12.30 – 4.30 pm – Dam (32)

Guided Tour: start 12 pm & 4 pm – Armory (34)

Activity pass

Make your own souvenir!
  • Rock painting: 10 am – 12 pm / 12.30 – 4 pm – First Farmers (3)
  • Fibula making: 10.30 am – 12 pm / 12.30 – 2.30 pm / 3.30 – 4.30 pm – Bath house (22)
  • Making a candle: 11 am – 12 pm / 12.30 pm – 5 pm – Beekeeper (28)
  • Felt a bracelet: 11 am – 12 pm / 12.30 pm – 5 pm – Pot Merchant (47)

Shows

Be amazed during our shows

Scottish clothing demonstration – 1.30 pm in the Arena (23)
Be aware: loud noices
Temple Ceremony – 2.30 pm Temple (15)
Gladiator Show – 3 pm Arena (23)
Scottish weapon demonstration – 3.30 pm on Tournament field (C)
Be aware: loud noices

Roman Inn ‘Trajana’ (24) 10 am – 5.15 pm

In the buffet restaurant the Roman Inn: delicious coffee, tea with delicacies, Roman apple pie with honey nut sauce and cream, bread with various fillings, Garrison soup, Italian pizza and more.

Medieval Pancake Monastery (42) 10 am – 7 pm

Delicious monastery pancakes according to Pierre Wind’s recipe.

Expedition Archeon

The most enjoyable holiday 4/5 days at Archeon

Spectacular 4 or 5 day stay in Archeon in a spacious four-person lodge tent. Discover and experience history with Hunters, Romans and Medieval. Top holiday: everything is taken care of including daily breakfast, 2x dinner. Each lodge has its own privat bathroom. In the evening there is time to romp in the playground, swim in the Roman swimming pool or make a strole around the park . 

Villa Rijswijk met het Archeologiehuis Zuid-Holland

The Roman villa Rijswijk is located just in front of the entrance of Archeon. The South Holland Archeology House and the Roman Museum are located in this villa. The museum uniquely shows visitors an overview of the rich history of the province of South Holland through a wide range of archaeological finds, new media and activity tables. Prehistory (from Mesolithic 8000 BC), the Roman period (from 12 BC to 406 AD) and the Middle Ages (406 AD to 1500 AD) are thus presented in a special way. to live.

Exhibition by Philip van der Zee
The paintings of Philip van der Zee are exhibited on the 1st floor of the Archeology House. In Archeon, Philip is known as a prehistoric shaman, medieval storyteller and musician (Flemish bagpipes and horns) and Viking skald. At the Midwinter Fair in Archeon he organized the Sun Wheel ceremony, of which the altarpiece, the totem pole, can be seen. His work as a shaman is not limited to prehistory. Philip has been a time traveler from the very first hour of Archeon. Other dimensions are traveled in the paintings. We see works based on runes, sacred geometry and magical numbers. There are QR codes at the exhibition that you can scan and see and hear a little explanation from Philip about the paintings.

If you would like to purchase a work, please contact us by email: bronwereld@gmail.com (Philip van der Zee)