Orvelte is a village in the province of Drenthe, belonging to the municipality of Midden-Drenthe. The village probably originated between the 11th and 13th centuries and now has about 250 inhabitants.
Orvelte presents itself as a museum village (or monument village), because of the many historical sights in and around the village. In addition to the "normal" daily activity and residential function of the village, a large number of farms and other buildings are furnished to the public. Cars are not allowed in Orvelte.
In the village, sometimes, for payment, you can see how you lived and worked in earlier times. Examples of attractions include wood sawmill, grocery store, mallery, grocery store and studios and galleries.
In 1967, a part of Orvelte acquired the status of a protected village view. The area is used for geological and biological fieldwork. In September 2009, remains of a mammoth were found at the Orange Channel. It involved a tear of a meter, a few pick and bones. In the immediate vicinity, even rests were found in 1991. These findings are likely to be combined. The jaw found in 1991 missed two choices, and the two found choices seem to fit in exactly.
In total, Orvelte has 22 entries in the national register of monuments; Mainly farms from the 18th and 19th centuries, but also a site with remains of a castle from the late Middle Ages.