Veenpark, Barger-Compascuum

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  • Very educational park-we were looking for some history about Drenthe and especially the peat colonies and how life here was the last century (and). Tip is to immediately after checkout, in the main building, the exhibition on the left to view. This gives a piece of background and makes the whole experience more valuable. You get a ticket for in the park with a very strange numbering. This turns out to point to a story, but the logic is hard to find, you walk all over and then you back again. For non-Dutch visitors: almost everything is written in Dutch only and the train-tour is also Dutch only.
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  • Via groupon. We were in a hotel in the area and were looking for a getaway in the neighborhood. Fine sheltered parking in front of the entrance of the park. This park is very much like an open air museum. Upon arrival we were able to immediately address the little train what you by the bog. The ride is very uncomfortable. You feel all the bumps in your body. The train takes you to the press area. Here is an enthusiastic volunteer to speak to us. That shows how people used veen won from the bog. Also the emergence of this bog. Very educational but as Soestervener and grandparents who himself worked in the stand out Vincent confesses. Some had more away from a school trip. The train also brings you back to the beginning. After a coffee break we took the peat boat but they are just 10 minutes from the old potato starch factory to the landscaped Villa village. There we had more of. But good. The peat bog village is a mix of houses by the years. From mud hut to "modern" stone cottages. You can all cottages catch up and see how people used to lived. The food and drinks on the park is quite expensive and too little choice. That could be better. A fine outing. Nice to have seen.
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  • The Park is more versatile than you think. You can learn much about the history of the area without being boring or tiring. It starts with the first tenants in the peat and sod huts and continues up to the potato starch factory. Many buildings can be seen. It's more a museum than peat Museum. There are also peat railway and peat Kahn. Also the removal of peat will be shown. The bakery does not leave out! The cake: Not to be missed. It takes time to see all...
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  • Relaxing and historical place to visit. Specially during the festive days
  • Great outdoor display of Dutch culture and way of living
  • It is a nice day out, and interesting yo visit. The apple pie is pretty good too.
  • Beautiful historical Dutch village for young and old :)
  • Get a guided tour. The stories are fascinating!

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