The Kempen is a sandy region located between the Scheldt polders and
Maaskant in the northeast of Flanders, and it has preserved its rural
traditions over many centuries. The farmsteads in the Kempen were modest
timber-framed dwellings built of wood and clay in accordance with
centuries-old traditions. Today, these traditional houses can still be
seen in this section of the museum, and rural life can be experienced as
it was more than 100 years ago. Discover how our ancestors lived,
worked, and interacted with nature and their animals.