Landscape & animals
Until the museum was opened in 1918, the land formed part of the Waterberg estate. This was an estate with an unusual landscape of hills, surprising little nooks, large numbers of beech and pine trees and a farmhouse. After its opening, the museum intervened in the landscape in a number of ways, for example, through the creation of the herb garden and nursery garden. Most of the features of the estate have been retained, however.
At various places in the museum you will be able to see animals. The museum tries to offer an impression of the Netherlands’ rare domestic breeds. During your visit you will come across rare breeds of cattle, but also old Dutch breeds of chicken and rabbit. Take a little walk into the woods and you will see many different bird species, including spotted woodpeckers, wrens and even buzzards. In the herb garden, on a sunny day, it is possible to spot 30 different insect species in no time at all.