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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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Disappointment from the beginning. Nothing was interesting. Many of the attractions were closed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jack M
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Adventuring into the distant past

If you’re a history lover or simply enjoy looking at old architecture as well as decor, this is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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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 yesterday via mobile

Disappointment from the beginning. Nothing was interesting. Many of the attractions were closed. Dont go waste of time and money

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re a history lover or simply enjoy looking at old architecture as well as decor, this is the place to go. The compound is vast and spacious, theres a lot to walk, a lot to do, and a lot to see. Moreover, if you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent way to get a feeling for how the people of the Netherlands lived and worked over a number of centuries. The docents are informative.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in the woods, outside of Arnhem and right next to Burgers Zoo. A little difficult to reach without car. The museum is big and shows houses from different eras and parts of the Netherlands, as well as windmills, a small church,...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We were taken here by Dutch friends and had a great day, starting by making a complete circuit of the site on one of the lovely antique hop-on hop off-trams - a great way of getting your whereabouts. We spent several enjoyable hours dipping in...More

2  Thank sarah-on-her-hols
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We were taken here by some locals and had no preconceived idea of what we would see but it turned out a great day. To see the way people lived and worked was eye opening. We were lucky enough to see a water mill working...More

1  Thank Rustyhelen
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Resembles Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania, this open-air museum gives you opportunity to see customs, living culture and history from everyday living within Netherlands from various kind of times. You can spot here different kinds of buildings, representing style of different lands and historical times,...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Lovely day out very interesting, bus drives around the museum so you get a good idea of what you want to see and you can hop on or hop off whenever you like, plenty of places to eat and drink and not too expensive,very knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Been here a few times. Still enjoyed visiting it again, had family over from New Zealand that really enjoyed this Dutch history. Unfortunately the tram wasn't driving the day we visited. Also quite a few things were either unavailable due to private parties, or some...More

Thank Rudolf B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited the museum with our grown-up kids and 6 grandchildren and had a lot of fun. There was a lot to see and to do, The demonstrations of old professions was great to watch.

Thank Henk P
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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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