To start out you walked through a huge forest that had farmhouses dotted throughout, all from different provinces of Holland, so they all farmed different animals or resources. They also varied from the very poor farmers who had a little house of one room which the entire family lived in through to the very wealthy who had huge homes filled with beautiful furniture. Most of the buildings are original ruins that they have found, relocated to the museum and lovingly restored and furnished down to the finest detail to try and demonstrate the way in which people lived.
|a demonstration of how they made brooms. more interesting then it sounds|
There was so much there that it is very hard to try and write about all of it. There were old windmills and gypsy caravans, there was a little village and an old laundry house, a mini brewery, a train station, a hospital, a bakery and even an authentic old lolly shop. I didn't get anywhere near enough pictures of everything but i still felt like i saw most of the place through my camera. There was just so much.
|this is all washing laid out to dry and bleach in the sun|
|i have no idea which was the chicken is looking, it could be at me. I couldn't even work out how it was managing to eat becuase at no point did i see a beak|
|i think this means i have my responsible service of alcohol now|