Largest hunebed in the Netherlands
Right outside the museum building stands the largest hunebed in the Netherlands, built around 3,400 BC. It is 22.6 meters long and contains the largest single stone found in any Dutch hunebed, weighing around 20,000 kilos.
The hunebed has 9 capstones, 28 uprights, 5 gate posts and 2 kerb stones. The stones between the boulders and the earth mound covering it have long since disappeared.
This hunebed was first excavated in 1685 but for many years the vault beneath the stones has been sealed. Who knows what secrets it holds?
On the website of the Hunebed Conservation Group at www.hunebeddeninfo.nl you can watch a video and also films about other hunebeds (in Dutch only).