Celebrate Winter at Archeon

Celebrate Winter at Archeon

Dec 17, 2022Jan 09, 2023
South Holland, Alphen aan den Rijn
Various times

Celebrate Winter at Archeon is a special seasonal event at the archaeological living museum in South Holland. Find out what winters were like for our ancestors in days gone by, browse the unique markets at the Midwinter Fair and get your skates on for a spin on the ice. Archeon is not like other museums in the Netherlands - book those tickets and find out for yourself.

Winter at Archeon

Archeon is an archaeological living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn in South Holland located between Leiden and Utrecht, the ideal place to visit in any season with family and kids. It features historical reenactments of scenes from Dutch history and the captivating venue frequently hosts festivals that keep in step with the seasons of the year. 

Celebrate Winter at Archeon lasts from December 17, 2022 until January 9, 2023. See the 43 buildings decorated for winter, under a blanket of snow. In the Middle Ages, winter was the ideal time for getting work done indoors, so visitors can get a taste of the winter lifestyle of their crafty, resourceful forebears.

Ice skating at Archeon

Opening times of Celebrate Winter at Archeon

Here are the opening days to take note of:

  • December 17-18 and December 24-30: 11am - 5pm
  • December 25: 11am - 5pm
  • December 31 and January 1: Closed
  • January 2-9: 11am - 5pm

About Archeon

The archaeological living museum, Archeon, offers a great way to learn about the past and provides a vivid sense of both time and place by putting visitors in the shoes of dwellers of previous centuries in history.

Reenactments at Archeon include the Stone Age, Roman times, the medieval period and even gladiator fights in the arena at Archeon, while the festivals that take place at Archeon include Midsummer Fair, Midwinter Fair and the Roman Festival.

Get your Archeon tickets

There are day tickets and weekend tickets available for Celebrate Winter at Archeon. Children under four and those subscribed to the Museum Card get in for free.