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This open air museum, located in the vast Genneper Parken, shows how life in the Netherlands has been over a period of 15,000 years. The preHistorisch Dorp in Eindhoven is the replica of a prehistoric village, complete with dwellings and demonstrations of skills used by historic people. Starting from the Stone Age, moving on to the Iron Age, visitors can explore dwellings, tools and other structures that have been reconstructed using the same materials and methods people used thousands of years ago. From the Iron Age the tour travels through time until the Medieval era, finishing in a reconstructed inn on an old market square, where visitors can sip some mead just like in the old days.
At the preHistorisch Dorp, interpreters dressed in historical clothes bring the history of this province to life, going about everyday tasks and interacting with visitors in programs and workshops. These might include learning to make a fire as prehistoric people did, baking bread on a stick, or learning how to make a Roman fibula (garment pin). Prehistoric farming methods, hand weaving and spinning, metalwork, and other skills are demonstrated and discussed here. A great family outing!
New in 2019: Free audiotour
Don't forget to take your Local Life Guide with you, there's a 10% discount on the regular entry fee when you present it at the entrance.
Editor & Eindhoven Local