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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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Great Outdoor Museum

Superb as a day out and as an introduction to Netherlands history. Loved it! The pancakes were... read more

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Go back in time in the Netherlands

This is an all-day visit although they do have the '2-hour highlights' route round the site. A... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard F
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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. 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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 357 6111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb as a day out and as an introduction to Netherlands history. Loved it! The pancakes were excellent.

Thank Portersatoe
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an all-day visit although they do have the '2-hour highlights' route round the site. A large number of old Dutch buildings carefully re-constructed on this beautiful site. Some of the buildings have staff dressed in period-appropriate costume. They can describe what life was...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived early (1039) and the place was all ours for awhile. Crowds started to show up quickly. The really nice part is there is a small trolley that you can hop on or off. This place really is a classic museum of days gone...More

Thank Callbob1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place you don't want to leave, every one enjoyed , unfinished places and excitement. This is a must visit place in Netherlands.

Thank Roni L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Different areas with people dressed in historic costumes explaining what they did in olden times. The free tram is a great way to orientate yourself and you can start at the highest point to work your way around. We got there...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living open airmuseum in the woods north of Arnhem. The old historisch of te Nederlands. Nice for kids. There is a playground with old toy, crossing the water with their hands, farm-animals, restaurants, activities ,bowshooting,cycling on old bikes, eating Pancakes, make a tour with a...More

Thank Zermatt05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This open air museum gives a sneak peak into the history of Dutch life throughout recent history (past 400 years). It shows you how people lived, what they did for a living as well as the tools and technology they used. The museum itself isn't...More

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old candy store is lovely. The ancient black smith shows how to make tools. The beer factory you can taste home brewery. In the winter there is a ice skate place and a slope to glide with tubes. Exciting for the the kids and...More

Thank jeroenenmiriam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Netherlands Open-Air museum has been collecting old buildings for almost a hundred years from. Everything was removed from somewhere else in the country so everything is authentic. One one location you can see windmills, De Zaanse schans, an old bakery but also an old...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This is worth the drive if you're not local to Arnhem when visiting the Netherlands. The social history of the Netherlands is covered all in one place from the Middle Ages to modern day. There is a tram that goes around the site so...More

Thank Eleanor J
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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
4 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
10 June 2016|
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Response from Ferrie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is possible. Have a great time in the museum