Musea - museums

The Nabershof

The Nabershof is a Saxon farmhouse, built in 1681. The oldest farmhouse in Emmen is a State Monument and is owned by the Drenthe cultural-historic society ’t Volk van Grada. The Nabershof complex stands on the Hondsrug.

De Nabershof

Farmhouse museum The Nabershof


The Hondsrug is a very special cultural landscape. Nowhere else in the Netherlands can you find such a distinct pattern of human settlements. This pattern tells you the history of farming in the Hondsrug region, a landscape created by the hand of man.


A new extension is being built to expand this complex into a fully-fledged information centre for the Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark. This will present the story of farming life in the Hondsrug region from prehistory to the present day. You will learn more about how the landscape was formed with ‘essen’ (higher-lying fields) and ‘esdorpen’ (farming villages), and also about village boundary marking, land redistribution and modern agriculture. You will also see the different types of farmhouse built on the Hondsrug. Information will be presented via interactive touchscreens, film clips, photos, audio clips, animation and old documents.



Dance group at De Nabershof

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