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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
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The Netherlands Open Air Museum (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) takes you back...

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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Good, but would like to return in season

I visited in November when most of the buildings were closed. Nevertheless, it is an interesting place with spacious grounds, impressive buildings and obviously heaps of history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I visited in November when most of the buildings were closed. Nevertheless, it is an interesting place with spacious grounds, impressive buildings and obviously heaps of history relating to every day life. If possible, I would like to return in season when the displays are open.

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Spacious park, with a tram which takes you around from place to place (or you can walk it). We were there on the first day of the winter season - complete with skating rink. The buildings were impressive and it was great to see (for example) the blacksmith working with his forge and anvil. Thoughtfully placed around the park were... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is not my first visit and probably won't be my last either... This time I went with my two young children to the museum (and the Zoo next door)... first of all to show them some Dutch history, to show them some old crafts (such as chees making, a black smit and more) and because the had some fun... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

It's great to walk around this place and see what Holland used to have and looked like. Great demonstrations of how people used to make stuff with their hands and cute little shops! Don't forget to try the Poffertjes :)!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I guess we got kind of burned out on open air museums, but we thought this one was average. We liked the Einkhousen (sp?) ship one better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Having heard a lot about it, but never been there, on a sunny day we decided to go there. We saw lots of mostly centuries old farm houses, with a short explanatory board in front, also the hovels the poor people in Drenthe used to live in, and an explanation on local customs at that time on building such very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favourite museums of the world and I have seen quite a lot. It takes a whole day to see everything in this gigantic open air museum. I come here often. Sometimes just for a stroll, to eat fresh bread from the bakery or I take friends who are interested in the dutch history. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I went today and the houses themselves are closed for the next few months but they've also reduced the price to 5 euros and there's still masses to see! You can peer in quite a or of windows and the outsides of the buildings (of which there are over 90) are fascinating in their own right. Gives a good idea... More 

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Firstly the weather was perfect for a day out to the open air museum. The Hollandrama was awesome! Even though we didn't understand a single word Dutch during the show the pictures and models spoke a million words. This was our highlight. The park is lovely, definitely worth the entrance fee. Tea rooms are quite pricey (6 drinks and poffertjes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very nice to do. Interesting and learnfull experience. You need a whole day to see everything because closing time is 17u00. Drinks and food are expensive like in every attraction or amusement park. 6 euros for parking space is also expensive. Entree fee is normal.

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