Visitor centre Colony 5-7

Get acquainted with Colony 5-7 here! The visitor centre tells the story of Wortel and Merksplas Colony. Walk at your own pace through the former swinery of Grote Hoeve in Merksplas. View the animated film about the creation of the Colonies of Benevolence; learn about the personal stories of the vagrants that once lived here, or take a virtual flight over Colony 5-7! Read more about the plants and animals that call Colony 5-7 home, and find out where the shepherd and his sheep are grazing at the moment. Entry to visitor centre Colony 5-7 is free. This is also where you will find toilet facilities and parking.

Opening hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10u – 22u

Next to visitor centre Colony 5-7 you will find the brasserie De Kolonie. At the counter of the brasserie, you can purchase convenient walking and cycling maps or appealing colony souvenirs.


Kapelstraat 10
2330 Merksplas