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Eye to eye with the hunebed builders

A visit to the Hunebedcentrum starts with the exhibition about the hunebed builders or, as archaeologists say, the funnel cup culture. In the exhibition, you will discover how our ancestors lived in their houses and worked on the land, what rituals they performed and why and how they built the dolmens. We will imagine ourselves more than 5000 years back in time and try to understand how the builders of the dolmens lived. Through films, showcases with funnel cups, dioramas, games and more, you will come to understand our ancestors.

If you have seen the exhibition and then go to the largest hunebed, which is right next to the Hunebedcentrum, you will be even more amazed by the great feat that was accomplished to build it.

In the museum building, we recommend that you take one or more free walking and cycling routes with you so that you can discover the Drenthe countryside with all its special stories.


On the grounds of the Hunebedcentrum, a number of masterpieces of Dutch history can be admired. The largest hunebed in the Netherlands is of course the most important piece. It is the oldest monument in the Netherlands and it is not without reason that history education in the Netherlands starts with this topic.

Other masterpieces not to be missed are the house of a hunebed builder’s family, the fields in which they cultivated their grain and other crops, the funnel cup and the sharpened axe.

Of course, there is much more to see in the Hunebedcentrum, but these 5 masterpieces are a must-see.

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With this multimedia tour, you can listen to 200 stories all over the site. With video, text and old photos, you can learn even more about the prehistoric era. In the exhibition you will find signs with numbers that correspond to the numbers in your app. You will have received a code when you enter which you can use to open the app. In addition to the exhibition, you can also find extra stories in the prehistoric park, the Boulder Garden and at the largest hunebed.

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Prehistoric park

Boulder Garden

The Hunebed Centre: Centre of primeval times

Drenthe has been proclaimed the primal province of the Netherlands. To discover this primal world, a visit to the Hunebedcentrum is a must. Discover Drenthe and start at the Hunebedcentrum. Watch the video for a short impression.

The new exhibition has been financially created by: