This weekend, 14 to 15 October, sees some of the National Archaeological Days taking place all over the country. Eindhoven, and its surrounding areas, have some great activities you can take part in, and so take a walk through history.
The Tijdkijker (Time Viewer)
The preHistorisch Dorp (14 and 15 October, 11:00 – 17:00)
The preHistorisch Dorp is always a good place to go if you want to learn more about the area’s history. During the National Archaeological Days, this will be made that much more special by means of Virtual and Augmented Reality time travel! You will be taken 15 000 years back in time to when Brabant was still a primeval forest. The journey will continue through the ages to the present time. The recreated historical buildings at the preHistorish Dorp will come to life with pre-recorded films, which will take visitors on a personal journey through the village.
Erfgoedhuis, Eindhoven (14 and 15 October, 11:00 – 16:00)
Various activities that are related to the role of water through the ages have been organised by the Archeologische Vereniging Kempen- en Peelland (AVKP) (Archaeological Society Kempen and Peelland) at the Erfgoedhuis. Among other things, children can check out a map of waterfalls (!) in the area or learn to cook, Roman-style. At Erfgoedhuis, kids can have fun while learning about the region’s history.
(15 October, 11:00 – 12:30)
On Sunday, you can go on a guided to around Geldrop Castle. The route goes through the castle gardens, around the castle, and beside the Kleine Dommel river.
These days are organised by the Stichting Nationale Archeologiedagen (National Archaeological Days Foundation), in partnership with various other organisations. They want to make Dutch archaeology more accessible to everyone.
For more information about these, and other events, please visit the National Archaeological Days Foundation’s website.