In the 1980s winter sports were affordable and accessible for all.


Pieces of cardboard laid out on the ground as insulation, a warm coat and a sleeping bag – Chahid and Peter use these items to make a place to slee

The years that followed the Second World War saw rapid growth in the number of Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands.

Moluccans who came to the Netherlands were likened to birds in a cage by their families in the Moluccas.

How cold would it have been inside a peat cabin during the harsh winter of 1890? Try to imagine what it was like.

The months of January 1963, February 1979, March and November 2005, and January 2013 brought particularly severe winter weather.

During the winter festivals held in around 1900 skating rinks would naturally be festively lit and decorated.

On 31 July 1914 all Dutch soldiers were ordered to travel immediately to their garrisons. There were also soldiers stationed in Zeist.

The former village school from Lhee is an example of school buildings from around 1800.

There is an ‘r’ in the month once again and, until 1970, this meant that all children in the Netherlands were encouraged to take cod-liver oil.

Temperatures are falling and, unfortunately, at this time of year there is less and less daylight for us to enjoy.

Here we examine how light can be used to promote health.

With its dark days, winter is the perfect time to cosy up together and play games.

Come and see how our ‘village blacksmith’ shapes the metal on the anvil using his heavy hammer.

The Canon of Dutch History is now open: a presentation covering the complete history of our country.

Wander into the maze, turning this corner then that. Will you be able to find your way out?
In the Herb Tent you can learn about old household remedies and recipes for coping with winter ailments.
The historic tram will keep you warm and dry as you travel around the museum park in winter.

Listen to atmospheric winter performances by various choirs. Every weekend and during the Christmas holidays.

Immerse yourself in nostalgia. The interiors of the homes from the 1950s and 1970s bring memories flooding back.