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The autumn of 1929 marked the start of a global economic crash. Share prices tumbled, companies went bankrupt and closed their doors, leaving their staff unemployed, while the Dutch government failed to stimulate the economy. The number of Dutch people out of work rose from 125,000 in 1928 to 160,000 in 1929, 282,000 in 1931 and 594,000 in 1935.

 

The crisis years 1929-1940

The autumn of 1929 marked the start of a global economic crash. Share prices tumbled, companies went bankrupt and closed their doors, leaving their staff unemployed, while the Dutch government failed to stimulate the economy. The number of Dutch people out of work rose from 125,000 in 1928 to 160,000 in 1929, 282,000 in 1931 and 594,000 in 1935.

 

Bee species

The apiary is from the town of Gemert. In addition to the bees that live in colonies inside the hives, you will also come across wild bees at the museum.
 
The Hairy-Footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes)
The Hairy-Footed Flower Bee is a solitary bee that builds its nests in steep walls of loam, marl or sand. For the bee, the marl and loam wall of our Limburg farmhouse provides just such a nesting site. This species of bee can be seen flying around the farmhouse from Krawinkel from the end of February through to May.
 

Trails

Like to discover the Open Air Museum in a fun way with your children? Then why not go on a trail through the museum park?