"Orvelte - A museum village" Orvelte by pieter_jan_v
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Orvelte is a museum village open to public at no costs. Individual theme farms can be visited for a small fee.
The history of this farmer's village dates back to 1362, when Orvele was mentioned. Later names were: Orvelde (1390), te Oorvelde (1454), Orvelte (1598) and Orvelde (1930).
Orvelt or over-velt means at the other side of the moor.
In the 1960's the village became a monument. The original structure of the village is changed. A brink (village square) was created and from the 17 original Orvelte farms only 8 still remain. Other farms from the province of Drenthe were moved and reconstructed at Orvelte to complete an overall picture.
- Pros:Well preserved
- In a nutshell:Living past
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