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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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Excellent day out full of history

All right, it was a long time since I had been here, but it was so much better than what I remember... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yoastie
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Dutch History

Interesting collection of buildings related to Dutch history. There is also a new museum with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NJR_DC
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 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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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“poffertjes” (33 reviews)
“dutch history” (41 reviews)
“farm houses” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
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+31 26 357 6111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All right, it was a long time since I had been here, but it was so much better than what I remember from my school trip. The exhibitions are laid out very well, clear explanations are given in many of the different areas and there...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting collection of buildings related to Dutch history. There is also a new museum with modern exhibits providing an overview of the country's history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun, great to explore and take it at your own pace It is outside, so ensure you have great weather. Take a picnic lunch or enjoy the few restaurants inside. Make sure you climb to the top of the windmill and take in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun educational place on Dutch culture and history. Probably the most interesting if you are a tourist or young. Walk around outside from building to building seeing exhibits. People actively black smithing, weaving, farming, cooking, etc. We really enjoyed the exhibits on milk processing, cheese...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this museum very much. Everything is outside and you can walk a lot, if you want there is also a train driving for free. So it is for everybody. It is also very good for each age.

Thank Tropical85
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looked as though a whole bunch of trees had blown down, some of which have taken out the exhibits. Some nice newer sections like the Depot and the Brewery but others need updating.

1  Thank Buzzcola
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the general idea of this open air museum and we did learn some on how local population lived in the past. But alot of the building are just open to look in to, without much context. It is spread on a huge lot,...More

1  Thank Dan Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family who enjoys travelling we try to seek out these types of museums to get a hard hit of the countries culture. This one did not disappoint (other than the carpark WC which was a breath-through-your-mouth experience 😣) The other WCs were immaculate...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very touristy. Museum is interesting shows a lot of what went on in the Windmill area. The Windmills themselves are fascinating. The Weavers Cottage in the peanut windmill where are to favourites.

Thank StanR
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were very much looking forward to visiting the open air museum only to find out all the buildings were closed. This did not stop us from having a walk around, which was somewhat interesting but imagining this place full of life and interesting activities...More

3  Thank Pauline M
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jackywjh
31 July 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.
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zacandme
27 October 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
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buckcameron
5 August 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
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