Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
4.5
History Museums
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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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 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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Olivia W
Saginaw, MI17 contributions
Couples
I am an American who went to visit my Dutch boyfriend. We spent a day at this museum and it was wonderful! It helped me gain a lot of insight into Dutch history & culture during different time periods. The only downside to the visit is that some features were closed due to COVID-19 and the windmill was closed on the inside for maintenance so we were unable to go inside it. I recommend that you set aside most of a day for this museum, especially if you want to see everything.
Written November 11, 2020
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Carol R
8 contributions
Couples
Spent the day here. Great place made even more special by docents who took time to explain how things work. Learned so much. Saw many windmills in the Netherlands, finally understand. Thank you for taking the time.
Written June 6, 2022
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Judithedinburgh
Edinburgh, UK23 contributions
Family
Fabulous day out for our family of 2 adults, 13 yo and 11 yo boys. Loads to see and interactive things along the way. We took a picnic but also sampled a few refreshments which were delicious and pretty reasonably priced. Highly recommended this place.
Written July 14, 2022
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chris d
29 contributions
Very disappointing for almost 20 euros per adult. When traveling outside the highways in the Netherlands, this type of mill or house is easy to see. Moreover, since I avoid taking my car in the cities, I moved from one city center to another city center without problem and for a very affordable price. This museum is 4 km from the center of Arnhem and I took a taxi: 20 euros and without a taximeter - very abusive! and I came back by bus and it was complicated when you don't speak the language. We can do without this museum because there is much better to do
Written July 19, 2022
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Live your dream
Tilburg, The Netherlands22 contributions
Couples
It is very nice musea, old style houses, mills, farms of various parts of Holland. Especially the ‘Indisch Achtererf’ telling the story of also my family which had to leave indie ( now Indonesia) after the 50’s. Changing there motherland for Holland. Would be nice if this part also sold Indisch food, risolles, lumpia , bapao, nasi/ bami goreng, Soto, emping, sambal, saté. So really back in time in the kitchen of your home/ family
- negative points
Restaurants, only pan cakes, sandwiches.

But average, very nice musea, cheap and trip nostalgic in Holland
Written September 24, 2020
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Barbara
Lisbon, Portugal12 contributions
This is an open-air museum where one can visit Dutch farmhouses from different regions of the country, windmills and other dutch buildings. We learned a lot about life in the Netherlands by visiting the buildings and reading the signs (which were also available in English). There is also an informative and very interactive exhibition close to the entrance to the park (The Canon of the Netherlands), which covers the history of the Netherlands from prehistory to current times and is super fun!

We absolutely loved this museum! We had only planned to stay for a few hours but ended up staying for the entire day. There was just so much to see and lovely gardens where we also enjoyed the sun. We think this museum is the perfect combination of learning history and spending a day outdoors.

Also, the park is big and open-air so it's a great activity for covid times. Highly recommended to everyone!
Written July 25, 2020
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nikman_shah
The Hague, The Netherlands5 contributions
The Netherlands Open Air Museum is a nice, informative museum that primarily focuses on buildings, and the activities & people they house dating from the 1800s up to the current era.

However, it might not be a great museum to visit if you are looking for activities for children to participate, maybe due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. But if you like to learn about the history behind these buildings, people and their activities, it's definitely a must-go. The fact that it is open air also helps as you could bask in the summer sun while visiting!
Written July 21, 2020
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bb4_the1
Den Bosch, The Netherlands154 contributions
Friends
This was SUCH a surprise for a winter visit...from seeing soo many cars in the carpark to participating in all the mini activities. Despite all the people it felt reasonably empty because it is soo big. Although we were there for 5 1/2hrs we still needed more time.
Incredibly, tons of ancient buildings are original, and were relocated from their original locations across NL to here. The carriage in the Van Gend & Loos Warenhuis is so well done and worth the wait to get in. The appelstroop tasting was so nice I bought a bottle in the gift shop. Even the boring looking barn near the beginning turned out to be a mini (unusual) maze. SO...don’t miss a single building or activity.
Ps you might want to plan your main meal so that you’re near the entrance as it’s the only place we saw to have something resembling a proper meal. There are snack, coffee, and drink spots all over the property. (My pics understate the coolness of the place)
Written January 11, 2020
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schliek
Goes, The Netherlands2,411 contributions
Hi guys.
I can honestly say this museum was the highlight of my birthday party. It is a living museum showing the history of Dutch farming, craftsmen and lots more besides. The majority of the buildings are original and have been relocated to this place from their original sites throughout the country, some of which were over 100years old. There was so much to see and do, lots of beautiful windmills A classic Chinese restaurant. A brewey. An old style tram (that covers the area) was available to go around the place if you didn't want to walk. Nice sitting areas. Food, french fries, drinks, beer and soft drinks, tea, coffee. To help disabled they have mobility scooters. A kindergarten. My grandchildren liked it a lot. The usual shop as you leave has many interesting things to buy an not too pricey.
A really good place for young and old to visit. We loved it. And we are old farts
regards
schliek
Written October 9, 2020
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sj001465
6 contributions
Family
This a great open air museum of life through the ages in the Netherlands.
If you are English- think Beamish.

There are trams that operate around the whole site. Lots of houses, working windmills, a paper mill, clinic, farm and dairy.

It’s very interesting and was used in the Second World War to house refugees from Arnhem.

There are lots of interactive things for the kids to do including milking, washing using mangles, woodworking, penny farthings to ride etc. Most exhibits have information on English.

There is also a large central play area and several cafes and toilets dotted around.

We spent 3 and a half hours there and could have spent longer.
Written August 27, 2022
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