Visitor information

In archeology museum Huis van Hilde, we take you on a journey through the history of the province of North Holland. We tell the stories of the people who lived here, from the Stone Age to World War II. We do this through the most beautiful finds from the archaeological collection of the province of North Holland. The collection ranges from potsherds, metal finds and wood to human skeletons.

Permanent exhibition
Opening hours
How to get here?

Permanent exhibition

In the permanent exhibition of Huis van Hilde we exhibit a part of our archaeological collection, with beautiful masterpieces where people stand at the centre. Based on found skeletons, we constructed a number of lifelike human figures using the most modern techniques.

The permanent exhibition has recently been renewed. With the furnishing of a new wing full of finds from the 17th century, we now tell the entire chronological story of the history of the province of North Holland. Among other things, a cannon, two beautiful globes, a fine ship model, interesting sea trade finds from this period and two new human figures can be seen in our new wing.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, Huis van Hilde always has a temporary exhibition.

The finds in the display cases of the museum are explained in 3 languages: English, German and Dutch. Most videos are also available in 3 languages.


Adults: 8,50 €
Youths (0-17): 5,00 €

Opening hours

Mondays: closed
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
Friday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m

Please note: different opening hours apply on public holidays.

Huis van Hilde is closed on:
December 25 and 26 (Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
January 1 (New Year’s Day)
1st and 2nd Easter day
April 27 (King’s Day)

How to get here?

Huis van Hilde is located on the Westerplein in Castricum and is easily accessible by public transport (OV), the (electric) bicycle, scooter or light moped, on foot or by car.

By bike

At Huis van Hilde there is enough space to park your bicycle. A cycling route can be planned via the ANWB Fietsrouteplanner:

With public transport

Huis van Hilde is located behind NS station Castricum, from the station it’s a few minutes walk tot the museum.

By car

Are you coming by car? Parking in front of the museum is free. There is sufficient parking space.


Huis of Hilde
Westerplein 6
1901 NA Castricum
Telephone: 023 – 514 32 47