Archeon, Alphen aan den Rijn

4.3
#2 of 12 in Childrens Museums in South Holland Province
Archeon is an archeological living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. It opened in 1994.The museum features various historical periods of Dutch history via Historical reenactments. Among the periods portrayed are the Stone Age, the Roman times and the Medieval period. The museum also contains an arena, where reenactments of gladiator fights are heldArcheon is host to several festivals such as the Midsummer Fair, the Midwinter Fair and the Roman Festival.
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  • The park tells much about the history. Very enthusiastic employees. There are lots of things to do and is also instructive. Children are everywhere fun involved.
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  • OK, I'm a holiday maker who takes notice, also weather conditions. Cold temperatures with an icy wind might be the cause of this lean and interesseloze intention. The entire park is home to fun cool historical sites with cosy log fires but that occur there neglects and eyes not maintained. And excuse me, a pizza restaurant that all to 14.00 hours no longer has pizzas on a Sunday? Come on! Add to that the high prices for everything (e.g. a small pizza for 10 euros!!!). Fortunately there was still the great magic show of Janus which brought some entertainment in the tent. Then we can only conclude that it is not recommended to visit Archeon in the winter and that while other museums or amusement parks do manage to under these weather conditions to put down an interesting program for a family.
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  • Right now with the winter a fun atmosphere with the ice rink and other information icm. the winter. Renting of skating is unfortunately a bit expensive.
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  • Great outing for kids with lots of interesting exhibits related to history. Can take up a nearly a whole day here. Excellent actors with lots of great craft activities for kids. Would especially recommend the knights jousting, was amazing to experience. Only negative was one actor was quite rude to our small daughter.
  • Wonderful place with kids. They really get a feel how people lived. Lots of intent active things to do for kids. And lots of great story tellers
  • We really enjoyed our day out with the kids here, so much to see , as well as the work shops ( baking bread, making candles etc), as well as the shows. We could also enter with our museum card. We will definitely return soon!!
  • Great historic attraction park with four themes from Dutch history: hunter-gatherers, early farmers and bronze age, Romans and middle ages. The park is very hands on. You can join in activities and there is a host of craftsmen that will provide entertainment or are ready to answer questions. The team is really dedicated to creating an accurate historic perspective. In August, there is a small group of historical recreationists who portray a Roman legion. They do shows and fire Roman siege engines. Spectacular!
  • great place to spend an educational and very fun day. prehistoric, roman and medieval villages are nicely placed together. Many period appropriately dressed volunteers provide the educational opportunities while the great playground and many hands on activities virtually guarantee the fun part.

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