We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

“Full day adventures” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum

Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum
Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 357 6111
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Arnhem
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Kfar Saba, Israel
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Full day adventures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is entire city and huge. You can and you should stay here with the kids all day.
You can skip the first two station using the train and then the distance from point to point is very close.
The Photographer is very tolerant with children and give you a lovely souvenir in 20 euro for 5 people.
In the palace the pancakes are delicious but the service is very bad, so book ahead everything because there is no chance you will meet again the waiter. Please note that the payment is an independent fund at the end of the meal.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank MichalBF
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

823 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    520
    255
    39
    3
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
123 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Outdoor History Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

One of the highlights of my Holland trip. My friend and I took the one hour train ride from AMsterdam to visit this lovely museum. I was worth the trip. You stroll through the outdoor museum to see farmer's homes and shops and well as a mill, a paper making facility, an old shop street depicting Amsterdam, within a bucolic setting with Windmills throughout the property. It was a lot of walking so we did not see every inch of the place but we enjoyed our day at the Openluchtmuseum very much. We saw a great view into the lives of Hollanders over the years.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank bsh031
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hailsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“a lot of walking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Fairly expensive but spacious and interesting. Rented a buggy/wheelchair for my father for only 1 euro. Very few traditional windmills left in Holland so lovely to see some in the museum.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank 38Carole0909
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Israel
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for Holland heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was a thrill to visit with our young kids at this remarkable place. Here you can get a grasp on how Holland evolved over the past century or two. Like other places in Holland our children could not only watch and hear but actually experinace by touch and activities. Take the small train and enjoy the different houses representing different periods of time. Certainly A must!!!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Ronen W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
160 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of the best museum in Europe...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of the best museum in Europe: nice for kids and nice for adults. If you visit this museum you know the whole Netherlands in one go :-).

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank GuilhermeVaz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum also viewed

Arnhem, Gelderland Province
Arnhem, Gelderland Province
 
Arnhem, Gelderland Province
 

Been to Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing