Hunebed museum

Hunebed museum

Hunebed

Hunebed

Hunebed museum

Hunebed museum

There are over 50 hunebedden in the Netherlands – all of them in the northeast, in and around the province Drenthe. A hunebed (plural: hunebedden) is a megalithic burial site. They are around 5,000 years old.

Near the village Borger is the largest Dutch hunebed, and right next to it is a small museum: The hunebed museum.

Reconstructed prehistoric house

Reconstructed prehistoric house

Inside the museum you can see a short documentary film and then go on to visit the collection, to find out more about the hunebedden and the people that built them. Outside in the museum garden you can visit a reconstructed prehistoric house and see how the hunebed builders probably lived. And right next to the museum is the country’s largest hunebed, which you should certainly visit.

The museum is, unfortunately, hard to reach by public transport, though there are bus stops nearby. You can reach it by car, or (if you are already in the neighborhood) by bicycle. Visit the museum website for opening times and entrance fees. The museum has a cafe where you can have a sandwich or a drink, and a gift shop. It is open daily (at the time of writing), except Christmas day, new year’s eve and new year’s day.

There is an entrance fee for the museum, but visiting the hunebed itself is free.

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