The herb garden

The House of Antiquities gives access to the smallest public herb garden in the Netherlands.

Here you can enjoy more than a hundred different kinds of plants and bushes, each with its own story. The garden is 70 square meters and radiates a serene feeling of peace. The greatest pride in the garden is the umbellifer smyrnium, also known as horse parsley. This is the oldest Dutch wild vegetable, used in soup in olden times, but disappeared in 1781 until it was rediscovered in 1944 by Jac. P. Thijsse.