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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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A great day out and a good way to know more about The Netherlands

As I was in Arnhem we decided to go to the Museum, we had first visitted the Zoo and had plenty of time left.. The museum is next door so we took my niece and nephew there. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

As I was in Arnhem we decided to go to the Museum, we had first visitted the Zoo and had plenty of time left.. The museum is next door so we took my niece and nephew there. The parc is huge.. it has farmhouses from different parts of the Netherlands and different periods of time. But that's not all, it... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

This is a big park with lots to see and do. The amount of space here for words can not possibility do it justice. Free entry with Museum Jaarkaart. If you have a day free and you are near by - just go see - you won't be sorry. Make sure you have some money for the sweet shop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

A complete collection of real old Holland, from the people dressed and acting right out of the period to the buildings, stores, and goods that are exactly what they used to be. This place is big enough and well done enough that you can feel like you are really there. Plenty of things to do and see. If you want... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Diversity is the word that comes to mind. Take a guided tour through the first part of the park, the prehistoric houses, take the old tram to the other side of the park, have a nice beer in the old bar, eat dutch pancakes, play old Dutch games, learn about the old crafts, buy a 'Duivenkater' at the bakery... in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

Druing my visit to The Netherlands in September I was lucky enough to visit the Open-Air Museum. If you are interested in how the Dutch lived at any given point in time this is the place to see how they lived by walking through authentic buildings incluidng houses, barns, shops and of course windmills. It's a lesson for all ages... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

If you want to get an inside on the different types of town, farm houses and windmills in The Netherlands, this is the place to be. It show different types from different periods in time.. It also shows the differences between the farms in the west (Holland) and the rest of the Netherlands. What i liked best were the Wooden... More 

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Cold Bay, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

As others have stated, it's very well put-together, and I can see why folks laud it for its authenticy and presentation. However, it costs 14,20 euros per adult. As an American, I had a very limited interest in Dutch history, and the first couple of thatched roof houses and windmills were cool, but after that, well, a bit much. I... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Once in winter, and once during the winterfestivities. During the fall the museum is open to wander trough, but the houses (or objects) are closed then. There is a tram one can use free of charge. Each season has its charm. During the winterfestivities legends are told in some of the houses, the farmers wife boils soup that you can... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

Located in a forested area in the middle of the Netherlands this is a collection of mostly genuine historic buildings that have been transplanted from around the country. They are sorted by geographic orgin in little villages that give a beautiful impression of what life must have looked like in olden, and sometimes not so olden days. There are demonstrations... More 

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Virden, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2008

We had 9 days in Amsterdam, and used this as a day trip. Boy were we glad we did! This is Not a cheesy re-creation. This is an almost insane, precise, extreemly realisitic (because most of it is actually real), series of villages that takes you on a journey to almost every form of dwelling that people in the different... More 

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Additional Information about Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

Address: Address: Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 26 357 6111
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Gelderland Province  >  Arnhem
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16

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