Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer

Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer, Hoofddorp: Hours, Address, Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer Reviews: 4/5

Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer

Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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LoveTwooTravel
Salt Lake City, UT4 contributions
Couples
The staff was wonderful, and our young english guides spoke well enough that we understood everything. It was the best historical museum we visited our whole trip, showing how the dikes and canals were made, what life was like for a the people before and after, what roll windmills played, etc. The Museum is clean and well maintained and worth the visit. Beware that their English may not be perfect :-)
Written August 20, 2015
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
Couples
As we drove in Hoofdorp, we decided to take a visit this museum. It's not far from the Schiphol airport. The building was used to be a farm house in the past. It is not big but it's very informative and interactive, especially for the children. There is an introductory movie about how the area, now called Harlemmermeer was coming into existence. This area was used to be water and the museum shows how this area in the past, what they had and the tools they used.
Written May 11, 2014
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siarheisa
Minsk, Belarus92 contributions
Family
The museum is not very big. Tells the story how people were fighting with the nature. Not super interesting however interesting enough. At the end of the exhibition kids can play at the small indoor playground. The thing to mention is that commuting is not very convenient.
Written October 19, 2017
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Erick1955
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands29 contributions
Family
It is not a very large museum but it is very interesting, it tells the story of how a huge lake became a living area for a whole community. Interesting it is 4.5 meters below sea level. Nice collection of historic items.
Written September 9, 2015
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jjstives
Fort Pierce, FL530 contributions
Solo
As museums go, worth a visit as it shows how the area was drained and developed. Not on a must see list by any means.
Written October 30, 2014
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gcs0000001
7 contributions
Family
This museum is closing soon ,
to join forces with the Cruqius museum just down the road.
This will make it a more complete museum .
I do hope they will take al the old tools with them.
Written April 7, 2019
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aircathy
Charleston, WV36 contributions
Solo
Tried to stop by this museum as my Courtyard Marriott hotel was right next door, unfortunately they were not open. The sign indicated they should have been open as their hours were listed 1:00-5:00. Wouldn’t make a special trip since they seem to be unreliable or call to make sure they are open on the day you want to go.
Written December 9, 2018
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Danny
Beinsdorp, The Netherlands1,524 contributions
Couples
Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer is quite unique en reflects the history of the Haarlemmermeer which is very interesting . Haarlemmermeer originally was a lake . In the museum an introduction can be seen with a movie ( longing 15 minutes ) If you are in the neighbourhood plse pay a visit to this museum .
Written June 28, 2018
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Rich M
Sitka, Alaska214 contributions
Couples
The “Historisch Museum Haarlermeer” is a delightful find. With a film, subtitled in English, models and maps it tells the story of the land on which the airport sits. The Dutch and Spanish fought a naval battle here and there was commercial fishing but the water started eating away at villages and farms. For 200 years they tried to figure a way to reclaim the land. One scheme called for 400 windmills. Finally, in the age of steam, in the 1830s they dyked and drained the water and actually created the polder, or dry land on which the airport sits. First, of course, it became farm land, then villages, then towns, then the military and finally a big airport. It has so much paved space it is creating a run off problem for this below sea level site. “God Made the Dutch but the Dutch made Holland.”

The museum is interpreted mostly in Dutch but some of the material is in English and there is laminated plaque that you can carry that fills you in on the rest. The museum also has a cockpit mockup of a 767 and other things for kids. We found this museum a delightful way to spend a couple of hours.
Written October 28, 2017
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syzygymfl
New York179 contributions
Couples
We were trying to find a museum that explained the history of the polders and land reclamation. We did not get into this museum because it was not allowed to open with only one employee, and the second employee did not show up, but the employee who did explained that there was another museum down the road in Cruquius that explained what we wanted
Written July 15, 2017
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Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer is open:
  • Tue - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM