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Archeon

Created with Sketch. Archeonlaan 1, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
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Duration

3 - 5 hours

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Experience

Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch

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Languages

Dutch, English, German

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Opening Time

10:00

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Closing Time

17:00

Overview

Travel through time and experience the fascinating history of The Netherlands at Archeon.

The park houses 43 buildings that are reconstructions of archeological finds or based on architectural research. In Archeon, the houses, farms and huts are home to Archeo-interpreters. Dressed in clothing of the time, they interpret the different periods from the past to the present. Join one of the tours and listen to the fascinating narrative of Holland’s oldest history.

However, Archeon is more then just a great story. You can discover it yourself! Canoeing, spear throwing, playing a medieval ball game or making a brooch. Trying on the helmet of the town guard. Having your fortune told by the temple priestess. Enjoying a roman massage. Deciding over life and death during the spectacular duel of the gladiators. Join in, immerse yourself, live Archeon!

And there’s more…

Next to the entrance building stands the magnificent reconstruction of the Gallic-Roman Villa of Rijswijk. It houses the Roman Museum, which Her Royal Higness Princess Máxima opened on 23 August 2011. In the centre of the park, you will find an inviting playground. And food and drinks our offered in the Roman restaurant or medieval monastery. Both buildings, and the Roman bathhouse, have toilet facilities.

At the end of your visit, you can enjoy browsing in the museum shop. You will find many great books and souvenirs, among them unusual replicas made by Archeon’s own craftsmen.

Enjoy a great day out at Archeon!

You can combine this museum with a nice visit to Leiden.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn more about the fascinating history of the Netherlands
  • Explore the area full of archeological finds from the Pre-history and Middle Ages
  • Listen to the interesting narrative of Holland's oldest history
  • Join in, immerse yourself, live Archeon!
  • Visit the Gallic-Roman Villa of Rijswijk that houses the Roman Museum
  • Enjoy browsing in the fascinating museum shop

Included

  • Entrance ticket

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Archeonlaan 1, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

FAQs

Is Archeon fun when it rains?
Yes! Archeon has 43 different buildings, so there is a lot of room for shelter. Also some of the shows are held inside when it rains.
How do I reach Archeon with public transport?
A bus runs once every hour between Alphen aan den Rijn station and the Archeonlaan stop, Museumpark Archeon (Arravia bus 5). You can also order the Regiotaxi Holland Rijnland. Archeon is a 15-minute walk from the Alphen aan den Rijn station. The walking route is indicated with signs. You can also rent a bicycle at Fietspoint Oldenburger at the station in Alphen aan den Rijn.
Is Archeon fun for children beneath the age of six?
Yes! Awesome knights, beautiful princesses, soldiers, a playground and all the very nice people make Archeon a perfect day out for the younger children. Archeon is the perfect day out for everyone!
Is Archeon accessible for wheelchairs?
Yes, also wheelchairs are availble at the reception desk.

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Adult €23.40
Child (4-9 years) €20.40
Adult (65+ years) €21.40

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