Neanderthal Man

The Neanderthal site in Veldwezelt is the first and only protected archaeological site in Flanders. The geological structure of the walls is unique in its kind in North-Western Europe !

A visit of the Neanderthal site will teach you a lot about these people. What did they do here ? How did they arrive here and why ? How did they live ? You will experience at the same time how the climate evolved, and which effect it had on the vegetation, fauna and flora.

Neanderthalersite Tijdlijn

The site has habitation traces of 133 000 years ago. As a visitor, you literally take a leap into time. Along a ca.  80 meters long path, you will meet the inhabitants of the past : the woolly rhinoceros, the bisons, and a mammoth. You will learn in which periods the Neanderthal men and women stayed in our areas, and how the succession of the cold (ice age) and warm (interglacial) periods developed. The artefacts were integrated in a former camp fire. Gradually, you will return to the present. At the next stop, Neanderthal men and women passed 80 000 years ago. Clear information signs accentuate the site history. The last stop is a site of 40 000 years old.Neanderthalersite Infobord

Price:
€ 60,00 guided tour
€ 2,00 pp. entrance Neanderthal man site

Practical:
Guided tours possible for groups as of 10 people (maximum 20 persons per guide), duration 1.5 hours.

Tip! In June, July and August you can visit the site for free, every Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.