On this website you will find products that are developed by Beleef Het Verleden (Experience the Past), like books on historical costumes or live interpretation or lecture series on historical costumes, educational programs and lessons on live costumed interpretation. Also, you will find historical replica's made by good craftsmen and craftswomen and you can browse through the possibilities of rental and purchase of historical costumes in order to dress yourself for a historical ball or reenactment. Our products can be interesting as well for LARP (Live Action Role Play) events, especially if they are focused on a historical setting.
Our newest book on historical clothing!
Beleef Het Verleden. Een blik op vrouwenkleding in Holland van de 16de tot en met de 19de eeuw
Costume book in which the world of archaeological finds, museum paintings and costume collections are combined with the world of ‘live costumed interpretation’ in which historical replicas are being made to be worn. Discover women’s clothing in Holland from the 16th to the 19th century and the international influences on fashion in this period.de tot en met de 19de eeuw en de internationale invloeden op deze mode.
In this book, public-and costume historian Martine Teunissen takes you on a journey to discover the wonderful world of historical fashion of women, at court, civilians fashions and fashion in the country side, from the 16th century till the 19th century. The journey takes you along archaeological finds, museum collections and paintings. Martine also shares her experiences with wearing historical costumes herself, how to make and recreate them.