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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 open air museum-no tram rides when we visited

The museum is located in the woods, outside of Arnhem and right next to Burgers Zoo. A little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
FerrisXL
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A Great Day Out (but avoid Tante Stien restaurant unless you have hours to spare!)

We were taken here by Dutch friends and had a great day, starting by making a complete circuit of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarah-on-her-hols
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 5 days ago 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

Thank FerrisXL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to do here - every building was a delight. This museum lets you experience how people lived at various times in the Netherlands - perfect complement to political history museums like the Amsterdam Museum. Fun for all ages.

Thank beryl_greene
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful open-air museum with a collection of thoughtfully and carefully curated buildings (residential and commercial) representing many regions of The Netherlands and different periods of history. As an American with a limited knowledge of Dutch history, I learned a great deal in...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I am here with my 80 yr (young) mom for the week while my husband works in town. This was a GREAT thing to do (all day) we arrived by city bus #3 and had to walk just down the drive way. 5-10 min walk....More

1  Thank Stephanie W
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jackywjh
1 August 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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