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Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Fun and interesting

My husband and I spent our last afternoon here. It was well worth the time. Interesting and fun... read more

Reviewed today
Lakeland, Tn
So informative

You can spend the day here. It takes you back in time to see how the people of Holland lived... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simone T
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The Netherlands Open Air Museum (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) takes you back into the past of every day life of ordinairy Dutch people. The museum lies in a beautiful park on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Arnhem. There is so much to see. Meet...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 357 6111
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Reviewed today

My husband and I spent our last afternoon here. It was well worth the time. Interesting and fun. Beautifully landscaped and expansive. We needed a bit more time but were able to enjoy most of the park without rushing.

Thank SweetTone
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend the day here. It takes you back in time to see how the people of Holland lived, from fishing villages and the slums of Amsterdam. There is a cafe that makes great poffertjes, try them they are a great snack. Ride the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum full of interesting and educational facts about the Netherlands through the ages, from the farmers wives having their own pubs in the farmhouse to the slave trade and the East India company. We spent a wonderful day here and learned so much.

Thank SheilaandDouglasW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for families, lots of interesting buildings plotting the history of the Nederlands. Old houses, workplaces, windmills, vintage tram rides around the site and a good visitor centre. Get the early when it opens as there is so much to see, allow a full day...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why did not anyone tell me before that this was THE place to visit if you want to have an interesting overview of Holland's history? Workers houses in different decades, farmers houses, factories, traditionally Applesiropmaking, paper making out of old cotton, beautiful scenery, extremely high...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely well thought out museum with many activities , beautiful gardens , windmill and much much more to see and go . Food is available and there is a wonderful gift shop with local produce , we spent 5 hours there and left...More

Thank princessfiona1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very well laid out museum where you can see all the different house styles that were very typical for the Netherlands. Very spacious and when we visited it was not crowded at all. Plenty of parking and very well accessible for people in wheelchairs...More

Thank Pipersash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived a little later in the day and when we got inside the park we were overwhelmed because we didn't really know where to start. What we saw was very interesting. It's always great to see what life was like back in the day.

Thank jovan55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't assume this site is mainly for children. It is a 40 hectare park filled with historic farmhouses and other buildings moved here for preservation and exhibition. Some date from 1600. There are individuals in period costume engaged in spinning, weaving, kitchen duties, etc. This...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an intersting visit, but the place is pretty big and we were not sure where should we go, especially with a 7 year old. Also, in some of the houses there are "live exhibitions" and in some not, but there not a way...More

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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Buy online in advance to save e1.50 per person.
27 October 2016|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Zaanse Schans has 2 types of attractions, windmills of several sorts (only 1 or 2 are admission free) and a shoe factory (which is free as well). There are lots of photo ops. We visited only one additional windmill which I... More
4 August 2016|
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Response from TOCIER | Reviewed this property |
There are.several possibilities. However, bus line nr. 3 offers a service 4 times per hour. Direction: Burgers' Zoo, stop at "Openluchtmuseum". The bus will go to Burgers Zoo first and then will arrive at "Openluchtmuseum... More