Daily program

Daily program

Winter at Archeon

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of February open from 11.00 am till 5.00 pm with the Napoleonic era.

Archeon is transformed into a Dutch Winter World in prehistoric, Roman and medieval times. In Archeon is plenty of entertainment and fun during the Christmas holidays. The first snow has already fallen. In Heerestraat of the medieval town Gravendam and Dorestad the trees and houses shrouded under a white blanket of snow.

All 43 buildings, farms and cabins are decorated entirely for the winter and occupied by our residents. The fire crackles and it is wonderfully warm. The foundry has been busy with the casting of bronze objects. The first farmers, the Hunebed builders and hunters are busy with activities like: edit flint and fire making.

In the Middle Ages, it is a hive of activity. It's winter and there's a lot of work at home. The blacksmith, the baker and the weaver like to show their craft. There are sandwiches and baked wafers and make you felt bracelets.

Prehistory Activities: face-paint, pull a boulder, bake a bread on a stick* Guided tour starts at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm
Roman times Activities: make a fibula*, get a Roman helmet*, march in de legion, arm massage Guided tour starts at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Middle Ages Activities: archery, sword fighting, make a candle*, make felt* Guided tour starts at 1:30 pm and 3.00 pm 
  *activities only with the activitycard  

Magic show Secret in the Monastery
From the Christmas holidays, Jannes de Goochelaar is a welcome guest in Gravendam. The baker, the blacksmith and the weaver like to watch Jannes' enchanting magic tricks. Elf gold, magic playing cards, mysterious pots ... it seems like magic and not everyone in Gravendam loves magic! The brothers find that magic but nothing and exactly there in their monastery Jannes secretly for your performance! So quietly sneak into the monastery and come and watch this show full of humor and ... medieval magic!
1.00 pm and 3.00 pm


Pancakehouse the Monastary 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
Roman Inn with Pizza & Pollo Closed today

Archeologyhouse of South Holland and Roman Museum
Visit the Roman Museum with the history of South Holland, beautiful films and many finds. Now also visit the exhibition "First centuries of Holland" about the origins and history of the County of Holland!

Zwammerdam Restoration Yard
View the restoration of the Zwammerdam ships. These ships were excavated in 1974 in Zwammerdam and are being restored in the Zwammerdam Restoration Wharf at Archeon.

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