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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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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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Think the Netherlands version of Williamsburg - just less commercial

Very interesting collection of original, historic structures from around the Netherlands, with some as early as the 1600s. A very educational experience; in some areas craftsmen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very interesting collection of original, historic structures from around the Netherlands, with some as early as the 1600s. A very educational experience; in some areas craftsmen demonstrate historic crafts. Start your visit with a tram tour of the entire park. It's really too big to see in one day and your tour will help you decide where to spend your... More 

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Amsterdam
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We only had 3 hours here-you could spend a day, even 2 days here. This is an exhibit of many homes and outbuildings used by Netherlanders over several hundred years. In nearly all the structures, there were folks mostly dressed in period outfits. Nearly all spoke very good English and were very friendly. There are many toilets along the way... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been here so many times and every time it just remains a brilliant day out. Because it is not Amsterdam, no one knows it's there but if you want to learn about the Netherlands, I cannot recommend it enough. I still remember the things I learnt there: blue paint detracts flies for example - oh how Dutch. Also,... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My visit to the Open Air Museum was the highlight of my holiday. It was a rural idyll with different types of houses to reflect the different regions of the Netherlands. It was a great experience to see how the Dutch used to live and I would highly recommend it if you are in the area. There was enough to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A great place to find out how people lived in the old days. If the weather plays along you can easily spend a day in this park. Beautiful old farms, windmills and houses.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Genuine (beautiful) old farms, houses, windmills, factories + their interiors. Some farmanimals. If you want, old crafts are explained to you by (museum)employees working in the different houses/farms. Nice little lake with a little boat and toys for children at the square. It has a playground and a beautiful garden. Also a nice park to have a rest / enjoy... More 

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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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