Celebrate Winter at Archeon
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 11, 2021 until January 9, 2022. 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
The ice rink at Archeon will be open on certain days in December 2019 and January 2020. Here are the opening days to take note of:
- December 11 - 12, and December 18 - 19: 11am - 5pm
- December 25 - January 9 (except for December 31 and January 1): 11am - 5pm
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.
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.