If you look at the North Sea with its gray waves, you cannot imagine that people and animals once lived there in a fertile landscape. A million years ago, however, there was no North Sea and you could walk from the Netherlands to England. The North Sea was then Doggerland. Neanderthals lived among the mammoths on the Ice Age plains and when the climate gradually warmed, the land attracted red deer, aurochs and modern humans.
In the exhibition Schatten van Doggerland (Treasures from Doggerland) you make an unprecedented time travel of a million years. It is a journey for young and old to a disappeared prehistoric world at the bottom of the North Sea. You will learn more about the inhabitants and animals of this special country and how they survived in an environment and climate that, just like today, was constantly changing.
Doggerland no longer exists, but traces of it can still be found on the beaches of the North Sea. It often happens that hikers, enthusiasts and researchers find something special there: wonderful treasures such as a mammoth molar or a hand ax from prehistoric times. Primitive tools and strange bones are also brought to the surface on reclaimed sand plains and in fishing nets. A number of these finds can be seen together in this exhibition. Together they give a good picture of a country that has disappeared forever in the depths of the North Sea.