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.