Around park: 13km

The Dutch Poultry Museum can be nowhere else but Barneveld, the home of poultry. The museum will tell you all you need to know about the history of the chicken and the egg. You will see a number of old Dutch breeds during your walk in the fowl garden, such as the Drenthse Hoen, the Groninger Uilebaard, Welsummers, and the famous Barnevelders. You will find an antique breeding machine in one of the exposition areas, which is constantly in use during the summer months. Here, you can see how chicks are born, and you can even hold them. You will learn not only about the poultry itself, but also about the history of the poultry industry. There is also an auction you can participate in, where fun objects from the museum shop are auctioned off.

The Dutch Poultry Museum is of course located in Barneveld, which is known for its poultry farming. During a walk through the hen garden you will get to know some old Dutch breeds such as the Drenthse Hoen, the Groninger Uilebaard, Welsummers and of course the famous Barnevelders.

In one of the exhibition spaces there's an antique incubator that is continuously used in the Summer months. You can see here how the chicks hatch and you are even allowed to hold them. Apart from the poultry you can also learn a lot about the history of commercial poultry farming and you can participate in a real auction, where lots of great articles from the museum shop are auctioned off.

Dutch Poultry Museum
Museum shop
Dutch Poultry Museum chickens in the Hen garden