preHistorisch Dorp
preHistorisch Dorp
4.5
Speciality Museums • Children's Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The preHistorisch Dorp in Eindhoven is the replica of a prehistoric village, complete with dwellings and demonstrations of skills used by historic people. The open-air museum recreates life from this and later eras, including Roman and early medieval. Find out how the Romans lived, meet militant Batavians, visit farmers from the Iron Age and go on a hunt in the prehistoric times. 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. Although very engaging for children, this is an experience for all ages.
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka942 contributions
Couples
It's a great place to experience the ancient Dutch village life. They have recreated a real village with real people who are doing the day to day work in the village. Plenty to learn for kids. They have some dramas as well. Those are in different time slots and people are divided to each at a time due to corona measures. And they have a small eatery also inside. Only thing was that everything was in Dutch. So we had a hard time understanding everything. If you ask in English, they will explain in English. However the dramas were in Dutch. Anyhow it's a good experience after all.
Written July 17, 2021
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wanderwoman424
Le Puy-en-Velay, France2 contributions
Although the place is geared to show children something about their distant ancestors, it can also be interesting for adults. There is an audio guide that explains somewhat more fully what the building were used for, what the inhabitants at the time did re made. Archeologically accurate buildings are arranged around open spaces, with ample room for kids to play games related to the eras.

The didactic material may be wasted on the kids, but I found the place well worth the visit.
Written October 15, 2021
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minsterman66
Chippenham, UK113 contributions
We had previously been to the Open Air Museum in Arnhem and enjoyed it, but the website for this one intrigued us as it covered different time periods. The directions were not bad, but watch out for the parking area as it outside a local diving school test track and the exit is a bit tricky. However, once we we found the entrance, the pricing was very reasonable. There was information available in English and we were told that the staff, who were in costume, would speak English as a matter of course. Those staff were very well informed and polite and our kids had a great time cutting wood in the Iron Age village as well as collecting local, well marked plants, to make an infusion that would have been drunk at that time. The young lady in the workhouse, was very eloquent and spoke better English than I do as we quizzed her about the candle making our children were doing. The viking long hut was an eye opener too with costumes for the boys to try on and swords to swing ... under supervision of course. All in all an excellent three hours. Thoroughly recommended.
Written September 1, 2011
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VerityAD
Cardiff, UK11 contributions
Family
We spent a good few hours in Eindhoven Museum. (it was the 2nd attempt as we thought we could walk from Eindhoven centre which you can't)

Eindhoven museum is out of town at the very bottom of the large park.

There is loads of practical things to do.
Traditional games, traditional buildings and authentic characters.

Making clay amulets was fun, Getting the clay out of the pit is messy but once the clay dries off your feet it does just brush off - but dont wear white as it wont be when you're finished.

The kids bought authentic pig teeth which they thought were fab.

And they roasted apples and cinnamon over an open fire in one of the houses.

Everyone spoke English and ensured we were involved.

It was really fun and i would recommend this, you need a good few hours to get the most out of the trip.

It is mainly outdoors so best to go when the weather is good.
Written September 1, 2015
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SuzFD
Fleet, UK35 contributions
On arrival I thought this could be a big mistake as it was not very well signposted and it is located in a suburban area of Eindhoven. Thankfully first impressions proved to be incorrect as we had a very enjoyable family day out. There were numerous activities for the children to try. My boys particularly enjoyed the wooden rope ferry and putting each other in the stocks! We were provided with a map in English and the staff also were very happy to chat to us. We ate lunch here - delicious cheeses and salamis and the lady in the cafe could not have been more helpful. It would be best to visit on a reasonably dry day I think. Not somewhere to go out of your way to get to, but definitely worth a visit if you have children and are in the area. Also within a short walking distance is a little watermill and an organic farm shop.
Written August 28, 2012
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ahawaii2017
Island of Hawaii, HI189 contributions
Family
The place was smaller than we expected, but we enjoyed our afternoon here. My 4 year old loved writing with the ink and feathers and carving a rock. Candle making, baking, and pottery were a few of the hands on activities we enjoyed. It had been raining that morning so it was muddy. It is a great place to learn about the past and to see how difficult daily task were for those people.
Written October 21, 2019
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WoodEl
Leiden, The Netherlands30 contributions
Family
We went here with our children aged 4 and 2. It was a Saturday at the end of September, and although the weather was not great, we were surprised the park was so empty. This was great as we got to spend plenty of time at all the demonstrations and talk to the staff. My daughter baked an Iron Age cookie which took quite a while, so she made a pin while waiting for it to cook. We also made a candle and candle holder and had a go at writing with a feather pen. Her favourite was the archery, and again, because it was empty she got to have quite a few goes. The staff were all very knowledgeable and good with the kids. It was great to be able to walk round and see the buildings in the different styles, much more fun than seeing a load of old stuff in glass cases! Well worth a visit, a fun day out!
Written September 29, 2019
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Sonia I
Poringland, UK17 contributions
Family
This was an amazing place, we learnt a lot! There were English translations and the actors all spoke good English. We had a delicious lunch in the Tavern.
Written August 18, 2018
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jelioke
Singapore, Singapore47 contributions
Couples
We arrived here quite late about 1 hour before closing time but wanted to see what can be so interesting inside. The staff explained that there are so many activities for the kids earlier that even we could participate. However, we didn't mind that now and wanted to take some pictures only so we were allowed in. The prehistoric village takes you back 2500 years ago when villagers made fire using flint or iron. On entering, there was a blacksmith banging on some metals, and other workmen using old -fashioned tools in the shed. There were also timber houses built by them and we had a look at the interiors with simple beds to sleep on and the games they played. I guess there are other activities that explains the lives of the villagers, which we unfortunately missed. I believe you can camp overnight participating and living in prehistoric days if you have the time. A good attraction to note in Eindhoven.
Written September 17, 2017
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TravellingVC
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Couples
My husband and I went, on a very hot and sunny afternoon. Although it's probably more of a children's park, the information was well laid out in Dutch and English. We learend a lot. FOLLOW THE MAP, LOL, we got lost but found our way back on track thanks to the map.
It's only a 20 minute walk from the old town, with a lovely meander through parks.
An excellent event, only 5 Euros.
Written September 15, 2016
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