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Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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River cruise

This was one of the tours from our river cruise in June 2018. It was a wonderful place to visit and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Burlington, Canada
Dutch heritage of all times

Visiting from Amsterdam, but totally worth the drive. The Open Air Museum brings together many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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...more
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Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 357 6111
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the tours from our river cruise in June 2018. It was a wonderful place to visit and see the antiques farms and industry. It is near Arhem .I really enjoyed the demonstration of paper making in the 1800’s. The museum was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Amsterdam, but totally worth the drive. The Open Air Museum brings together many different Dutch authentic places from different time periods in a ‘neighborhood-like’ environment. From old handmade small houses to old farms of the village major who emigrated to Canada, to a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob B
Reviewed October 28, 2018

A large group of old houses including farms, watermills and shops have been collected in this lovely park, ideal for the whole family. There are also demontrations of old crafts and there is an old tram making the tour of the place if you don't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We visit this places today and wow amazing - well thought out and very well laid out - spent over 4 hours walking around - well worth a visit not expensive and very informative

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

The place gives a demonstrative account of the lifestyle and architecture of the Netherlands since middle age. There are replicated houses, boats, windmills, smithy with a blacksmith working there and many other samples from the past. It has also a lot of recreational sections -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MahaBosman
Reviewed October 16, 2018

My husband and I spent our last afternoon here. It was well worth the time. Interesting and fun. Beautifully landscaped and expansive. We needed a bit more time but were able to enjoy most of the park without rushing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SweetTone
Reviewed October 4, 2018

You can spend the day here. It takes you back in time to see how the people of Holland lived, from fishing villages and the slums of Amsterdam. There is a cafe that makes great poffertjes, try them they are a great snack. Ride the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Wonderful museum full of interesting and educational facts about the Netherlands through the ages, from the farmers wives having their own pubs in the farmhouse to the slave trade and the East India company. We spent a wonderful day here and learned so much.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SheilaandDouglasW
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great for families, lots of interesting buildings plotting the history of the Nederlands. Old houses, workplaces, windmills, vintage tram rides around the site and a good visitor centre. Get the early when it opens as there is so much to see, allow a full day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Why did not anyone tell me before that this was THE place to visit if you want to have an interesting overview of Holland's history? Workers houses in different decades, farmers houses, factories, traditionally Applesiropmaking, paper making out of old cotton, beautiful scenery, extremely high...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 31, 2017|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Buy online in advance to save e1.50 per person.
October 27, 2016|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Zaanse Schans has 2 types of attractions, windmills of several sorts (only 1 or 2 are admission free) and a shoe factory (which is free as well). There are lots of photo ops. We visited only one additional windmill which I... More
August 4, 2016|
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Response from TOCIER | Reviewed this property |
There are.several possibilities. However, bus line nr. 3 offers a service 4 times per hour. Direction: Burgers' Zoo, stop at "Openluchtmuseum". The bus will go to Burgers Zoo first and then will arrive at "Openluchtmuseum... More