The Zuiderzee was an important traffic hub for shipping. So it’s no surprise that the reclamation of Flevoland uncovered over 450 shipwrecks. One of them is the ventjager. During a visit to Batavialand, visitors will learn why the Zuiderzee was so important, what life as a skipper in the 17th and 18th centuries was like and how we use modern-day archaeology to search for sunken treasures.
Assist as a real archaeologist, investigate the excavation and dig up the finds from real sand. The laboratory uses real instruments. Investigate a skeleton and find out who it is, who the medieval swords belong to and how the Stone Age got its name.
Discover the Stone Age in Flevoland. Before the waters of the Zuiderzee came, there was inhabited land. The remains of humans and objects from 6,000 years ago were discovered near the village of Swifterbant. We call this Stone Age culture the Swifterbant culture. Inside the museum, children will find out how these prehistoric people lived 6,000 years ago. Join a see-and-do tour in a search for prehistoric times.