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“Great place for Holland heritage” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum
Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
026/357-61-11
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Arnhem
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Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place for Holland heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was a thrill to visit with our young kids at this remarkable place. Here you can get a grasp on how Holland evolved over the past century or two. Like other places in Holland our children could not only watch and hear but actually experinace by touch and activities. Take the small train and enjoy the different houses representing different periods of time. Certainly A must!!!

Visited August 2013
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  • Danish first
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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“One of the best museum in Europe...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of the best museum in Europe: nice for kids and nice for adults. If you visit this museum you know the whole Netherlands in one go :-).

Visited August 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“A history in Buildings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is the oldest open air museum in Europe and is very well presented and maintained. Many of the buildings have traditionally costumed people some of whom speak very good English and they are happy to tell you about the building and its former uses. It is similar to the open air museum at Singleton in West Sussex and it is easy to appreciate that European trades and agriculture followed similar developments across the continent. The free tram enables you to see the whole of the park and we found it very useful to take a complete circuit at the start of our visit and thus orient ourselves and make good decisions about which of the many building to spend time in.

Visited July 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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“Old times in the Netherlands for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Perfect place to spend a day with your kids. You have everything there you need to go back in time to enjoy old times in the Netherlands: old trams, houses and variety of activities (things you do on the farm or field).

Fully recommended especially with kids!

Visited August 2013
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IJmuiden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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“beautiful and clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I didn't expect much of this museum, especially because it has to be good weather. I knew it was about old houses and life on the farm. You get to see a lot of barns and different kind of jobs on the farms. Sometimes you can try things and buy things like they are old, like; bookshelves, candy, postcards and books/stuff about how to learn, for example; knitting.

You have to like to walk if you want to see everything. And if you want to know what everything is or what it's about, you have the possibility to read a few signs at everything you see. The map is very simple and easy. Every building or place has a number and every number has a name. Next to every building or place is a sign. Some buildings or places have an nice employee who tells you about the building or their lifestyle in the clothes from the time the building was built. Also the interior is most of the times very interesting. It's also from the old times and not only the prints on the walls etc. are from that time, but the furniture itself is sometimes from that time too. You get to see a little of old parts of Amsterdam. (3 houses with on the inside information and short films about imi/emigration, an old café and a Turkpension.

Every food you buy is organic. Bakery, candy, milk, cheese, honey; organic.

You actually learn A LOT when you visit this museum. The museum has translates in English and French. People with a walking disability can visit this museum, but cannot see everything, because they are not able to go everywhere with a wheelchair. I think it's not a bad thing, because it's beautiful with all the nature, and disabled people can see enough. Bad part is; disabled people cannot get into most of the buildings.

I don't recommend this museum to families with children. It's to boring for them. If you have children who are really interested in old things, it might be fun, or if you want to go for the activities. But please don't go for yourself. To see everything, it takes a 6 hour walk.

Visited September 2012
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