Go 200 years back in time and experience the story of Johannes van den Bosch and the first settlers (paupers & pioneers), who found a new future in the Free Colonies of Benevolence.


You’ll be following in the footsteps of the first paupers at this unique historic site and experience their unforgettable story through a unique multimedia journey through time, fun for both young and old!


There are a multitude of walking and cycling routes, starting from the museum, which will invite you to find the special historical legacy in the landscape! Go on a voyage of discovery and see the colony houses, the church, the basket makers, the forestry school and the horticultural school. A whole new world will open up to you!

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