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.
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?
In this inn from Zwolle you can enjoy delicious pancakes. You can also choose from a selection of rolls with tasty fillings, soups and stews.
In the Herb Tent you can learn about old household remedies and recipes for coping with winter ailments.
At the children’s activity farmyard you can learn to knit using wool from the museum’s own sheep. This wool has been dyed using plants from the herb garden.