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Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

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Address: Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 26 357 6111
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Netherlands Open Air Museum (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) takes you...
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. Ther is so much to see. Meet the museum staff who appear to have stepped straight out of the past. Proud of their heritage they will inspire you with their stories. For young and old alike, a visit to the museum is an unforgettable experience. Feast your senses on stories, smells, flavours and images that will take you back to days gone by. Whatever your age, the living history will make a lasting impression, bringing back memories and astonishing you by turns. Immerse yourself in the past and get to know the Dutch people and their history.
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It's a wonderful park to walk in and to visit old buildings such as farms, cheese factory etc. Typical Dutch, but interesting for every body and all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Frans L
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a wonderful park to walk in and to visit old buildings such as farms, cheese factory etc. Typical Dutch, but interesting for every body and all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I went to this museum 2 days ago (8th february) with my wife, we spent over there about almos 5 hours and we enjoyed a lot, just walking and seeing the old houses. There were beautiful horses and sheeps. There was a small park where you can enjoy a little time. There is a train that takes you over the... More 

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N. Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Having the good fortune to visit this museum on a beautiful day, I really enjoyed the exhibits. I visited with a tour group and in retrospect I should have packed a lunch as the provided lunch service took too much time away from seeing the lovely buildings.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Do not miss this!! If you want to learn about Dutch heritage, this is a great place to go. Enjoyable for both children and adults. You can spend most of a day here or dash through and just hit the items that interest you most in a few hours. Well worth the time. Be sure to bring your camera and... More 

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West Country
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

So much to do and see, we spent two whole days here! Typical of Dutch hospitality, they provide information leaflets in a multitude of languages.

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Barrhead, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Don't go to the Netherlands without stopping at this museum! I could have spent two days here, and that is not an exaggeration. Being able to climb an actual windmill and look at the inner workings was something that I've always wanted to do. To see the simple, yet elegant and ingenious way they turned wind power into usable energy... More 

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Carcavelos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Open-air activities with educational and touristic goal. A must go for the visitor that wishes to have a deeper knowledge about the Dutch lifestyle, architecture, history, traditions...and so much more. Prepare for a spending a full day there. Take shoes to have a long walk through, camera for beautiful photos, and clothing according with the weather -- you will be... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff with working displays. Great day out if your into your history.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A fantastic museum which gives you a complete view of Dutch life from their earlier days till the modern times,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

So much to see the legs start to get tired before you have seen half the museum, we have been back twice and still find new things to see a must if you visit Arnhem

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