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National Archaeology Days in Trefpunt Rotterdamsebaan

Published: 11 October 2018Modified: 11 October 2018

The National Archaeology Days will be held on Saturday, 13 October and Sunday, 14 October. You can learn more about archaeological research and the finds being excavated at the Rotterdamsebaan in the Trefpunt Rotterdamsebaan.

You are welcome in the Trefpunt Rotterdamsebaan at Binckhorstlaan 340. During the Archaeology Days the Trefpunt is open from 12.00 to 17.00 hrs. Admission is free of charge.

Children learn to fight like a Roman soldier
Children learn to fight like a Roman soldier

Relive ancient times

The archaeological research at the Rotterdamsebaan has resulted in a number of extraordinary finds. You can see quite a few of them during the National Archaeology Days in the Trefpunt. In addition, there will be much more to do:

  • Archaeologists will talk about their research and the stories behind the finds.
  • Step in the virtual world: put on 3D glasses and visit the excavations, dig up finds and walk through a Roman house.  
  • Visit the archaeological museum and discover finds from the planned route of the Rotterdamsebaan
  • ‘Antiquities Roadshow’: have your archaeological find appraised and discover the story behind it.
  • Help the archaeologists glue the fragments.
  • See how an excavated skull can lead to a reconstruction of a nun. Learn how to fight like a real Roman soldier or mediaeval knight (only for children).
  • Play Roman gambling and board games (only for children).
  • Have your photo taken with a gladiator (only for children).
  • Draw Roman fragments like an archaeologist (only for children).

More information

Would you like to learn more about archaeology in The Hague? Go to www.denhaag.nl.

More information about the Rotterdamsebaan can be found under Rotterdamsebaan road project.

Gluing fragments together with archaeologists
Gluing fragments together with archaeologists