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Veenpark

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A must see when you're interrested in the history of this area

The Veenpark at Barger-Compascum offers you a nice inside view of the history of this area over the... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
PimDeWilde
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Nijkerkerveen, The Netherlands
Don't Miss the Harmonium Museum. Interesting History of Peat Bogs

An interesting place to see the history of peat bogs in the Netherlands. The Harmonium Museum is... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
01dFo1ks
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Washington, Utah
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1 Oct 2017
“Nice place”
9 Jun 2017
“Needs lots of maintenance”
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Berkenrode 4, 7884 TR Barger-Compascuum, Emmen Municipality, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit, you can eat there. Place is a little old but is good to visit especially when weather is good. Free parking.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

The idea os a great one and there were wonderful things about the park but everything was in disrepair. Needing painting, mold removal, stone work repaired, floors in some of the house as well as window frames rotting, mowing and removal of weed, fences needed...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Veenpark at Barger-Compascum offers you a nice inside view of the history of this area over the past centuries. Almost all houses and so on are open and you can go arround by your own. The parc is really large and there are two...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank PimDeWilde
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This museum gives a great view in the life of people in the peat colony. The houses give a good impression in life over the last 150 years. What makes the museum very vivid is that it is not just objects in showcases. Step into...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Rene V
Reviewed 30 June 2016

An interesting place to see the history of peat bogs in the Netherlands. The Harmonium Museum is also included and should not be missed. This museum has the largest collection of harmoniums (reed organs) in the world. They are well preserved and beautifully curated. The...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank 01dFo1ks
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Veenpark is a large open air museum. I was initially dubious about taking our boys (7 and 5) but thought we had to do something educational, but they loved it. It is quite expensive (and like the rest of Holland you can't pay by credit...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank KnaresboroughBears
Reviewed 18 November 2015

A wonderful way to experience in a real life setting the harshness, poverty and dire circumstances of daily life in the Dutch "peat colonies". A history buff trip, interesting for visitors interested in social, cultural life in the not so distant past of the country....More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Arjen d
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I honestly had no idea what to expect upon arrival, but was quickly impressed with all that there was to see. A cozy atmosphere, various train rides, demonstrations and even a boat ride! A lovely walk in nature which is perfect for both young and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Kleine V
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We spent a week touring the north of the Netherlands including Veenpark. The Dutch people have worked hard to maximise the use of their land which they recovered from the sea. The wide open landscapes with every hectare used to grow crops or grass for...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a great little place with loads to see and explore. We particularly liked the houses packed with items of Dutch life over the years. The baker's shop is definitely worth a visit to taste the freshly backed apple turnovers or raspberry tarts. There...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Janine B
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