The maze at the museum was constructed based on a 17th-century maze from Amsterdam. It had originally been erected at the museum in 1921, but was taken down in 1953. The maze was rebuilt a few years ago using more than 5,000 beech shrubs.
In the ‘cheese-cover farmhouse’ you will hear the compelling winter’s tale about fog.
An active tour for the whole family. Find out and experience what families did in winter in years gone by.
In the half-timbered barn syrup is made.
The farmer’s wife from Vierhouten is dressed in her ‘best’ clothes, with lots of layers one on top of another.
In 1871 a family of seven plus their housemaid lived in the blue ‘open homestead’ from Harreveld. In winter flax was processed, spun and woven.
While she is cooking the farmer’s wife from Varik will tell you about winter food. Did people only eat stews in days gone by?
The ‘street through time’ from Tilburg – four houses covering the period from 1870 to 1970 – shows how the way we celebrate Christmas has changed.
On the children’s activity farmyard you can try your hand at jobs that were once commonplace on a farm, such as pumping water and carrying buckets on a yoke.
Wander into the maze, turning this corner then that. Will you be able to find your way out?