Are there any nice archaeological sites in the Netherlands that are accessible to the public?

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Am not good at this, it should still visit: the hune beds in Drenthe

Who remind me of the Breton (Finistère) dolmens in a row.

This is perhaps not the right answer to this question, but it is, in my opinion, a good answer.

You can also go to the archaeological theme park Archeon in Alphen aan den Rijn.

This is also quite fun and instructive in my opinion.

In This park is also the museum the Archeology house Zuid-Holland established.

See the photo below of the reconstruction of Villa Rijswijk, in which the museum is located. [1

I hope to have answered this question.

Thank you for asking me this question Céline Décamps (Quora user).

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[1 File: Villa Rijswijk-The bump copy. jpg

For archaeological sites in the Netherlands you have to be in the east or southeast.

From Drenthe to Limburg. This is part of the country with ‘ old ‘ land. I am thinking, for example, of the Hune beds in Drenthe hune beds in Drenthe

Or the Marl caves in the vicinity of Valkenburg where many fossils have been found and where there are also historically interesting places to find.For example underground churches and wall paintings.

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The north and west of the Netherlands is relatively ‘ new ‘ ground, i.e. the sea or ice from the glacial age has flooded quite recently many times and there are few interesting fossil remains to be found.Fossil remains in these areas are either washed-up bone without a clear frame of reference, or the fossil remains are simply too deep in the ground.

For example, at Assen, Neanderthal traces have recently been found, but it is not clear whether there has been a Neanderthal settlement, or that the remnants have been left after the ice age by the retreating ice, and the site itself in principle is not so important. The Archeoforum home page

The new ground washed up by the sea pushes the old soil layer on the coast deeper, so that the Netherlands actually tilts.The northwest continues to sink deeper and the Southeast (Limburg) is getting higher.

There are some interesting places in the north of NL, such as Bourtange in East Groningen: Fortress Bourtange-Home

And the mummies of Wiuwert in Friesland:

Mummies-Wiuwert and Britswert

But I don’t know if you can call that archaeological sites.They are more historical sites, I think.

It depends on what you want.Real excavations and the like? The government has a nice overview of:

Collection Netherlands about art and archaeology.

Nostalgia also ends on ‘ ie ‘, and a mix of ‘ peek into prehistoric-and later past ‘ is of course found in the Open Air Museum Arnhem and Enkhuizen.I can warmly recommend it to you. Enkhuizen did have a little stolen my heart.

Not forgetting Belgium, there are also a few very nice open air museums to be found!

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