Dolmen D42 is located on the west side of the Emmer or Schimmer esch near Emmen in the Dutch province of Drenthe. The dolmenis located on the southeast edge of the Schietbaanbos on a site called Stien Camp (stone field). There is a heavy oak tree in the middle of the dolmen.
The dolmenis attributed to the funnel beaker culture. The dolmen is one of the largest in the Netherlands. This dolmen is the only dolmen in the Netherlands with three pairs of gate side stones. Originally it had nine capstones, four of which remain. Seven bearing stones and one keystone have also disappeared. The dolmen is 16.8 meters long and 4.5 meters wide.