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Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 357 6111
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A blast from the past

We had the most amazing time. Walking past old houses and windmails. Taking a peek inside the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Great day out

The open air museum takes you back in both ancient Dutch and modern history. The historical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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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. 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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  • Average4%
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Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 357 6111
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the most amazing time. Walking past old houses and windmails. Taking a peek inside the houses and learning how to do things the old way. It was nice to see how the people lived back in the day. The houses are beautiful and...More

Thank sabinevalerie
Reviewed 2 days ago

The open air museum takes you back in both ancient Dutch and modern history. The historical reenactors are knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. Plenty of food outlets and rest areas. Toilets are numerous. You need to arrive early to make most of your day. You can...More

Thank john_gilfoyle
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would recommend tourist to visit this place. why? because it is basically telling you about almost all things related to Dutch culture, food, history, in a fun and interesting way. i ve been here couple times and still do not get bored to visit...More

Thank charina s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Superb as a day out and as an introduction to Netherlands history. Loved it! The pancakes were excellent.

Thank Portersatoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an all-day visit although they do have the '2-hour highlights' route round the site. A large number of old Dutch buildings carefully re-constructed on this beautiful site. Some of the buildings have staff dressed in period-appropriate costume. They can describe what life was...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early (1039) and the place was all ours for awhile. Crowds started to show up quickly. The really nice part is there is a small trolley that you can hop on or off. This place really is a classic museum of days gone...More

Thank Callbob1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place you don't want to leave, every one enjoyed , unfinished places and excitement. This is a must visit place in Netherlands.

Thank Roni L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Different areas with people dressed in historic costumes explaining what they did in olden times. The free tram is a great way to orientate yourself and you can start at the highest point to work your way around. We got there...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living open airmuseum in the woods north of Arnhem. The old historisch of te Nederlands. Nice for kids. There is a playground with old toy, crossing the water with their hands, farm-animals, restaurants, activities ,bowshooting,cycling on old bikes, eating Pancakes, make a tour with a...More

Thank Zermatt05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This open air museum gives a sneak peak into the history of Dutch life throughout recent history (past 400 years). It shows you how people lived, what they did for a living as well as the tools and technology they used. The museum itself isn't...More

Thank Danny R
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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
June 10, 2016|
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Response from Ferrie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is possible. Have a great time in the museum