Love the Historical Life

The Orvelte Poort, and all associated activities, are closed until June 1st due to the coronavirus. Any further information will be updated as the situation is assessed. Thank you for your understanding.

The Orvelte Poort Foundation keeps Orvelte’s history alive. 

Located in the museum village of Orvelte in the beautiful countryside of Drenthe, The Netherlands, we welcome you to visit us and experience our love for the historical life. Our local, knowledgeable volunteers are pleased to present a variety of activities about the history and culture of Orvelte and its surroundings. We provide guided tours of the Ottenshoes, the village of Orvelte, and the local landscape. You can sign up for a tour at the ticket counter in Orvelte Poort or by calling in advance. All tours can be conducted in English.

We also host a variety of exhibitions on traditional handcrafts and arts. These activities are always free of charge.

We wish you a very pleasant visit in Orvelte.