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Address: 1500 Boston Ave, Nederland, TX 77627-4031
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Nice Quaint Museum

We visited the museum and enjoyed the history of Nederland which is named after the Netherlands. There is a small gift shop with nice stuff. It is located in Tex Ritter Park and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
LCMAN61
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum and enjoyed the history of Nederland which is named after the Netherlands. There is a small gift shop with nice stuff. It is located in Tex Ritter Park and there is a nice Acadian Home which is available to tour. Donations are welcomed.

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This precious little town is called Nederland. A quaint town full of shops on Nederland Ave, and some on Boston Ave. Come visit us, wander through town, eat at Sartins for the best Barbeque Crab you've ever had in your life! The Windmill is full of history, beautifully told and well maintained. It tells the story of our beginning.

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Small park with two museums. Surprising amount to see and learn about local history. Free parking. Easy and fun place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The windmill museum is a piece of Nederland history that is a must-see for all residents. Small but in a great location.

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This was a Dutch settlement during the Spindletop Oil discovery. The Dutch heard land was being given away here so they settled here and raised their family and started business.

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

On the outside this place looks small, but they sure cram a lot of good stuff and make it comfortable to walk. It has a nice history of town and what the Dutch did to build it. The Dutch heritage still continues today in Nederland.

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Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I will preface this review by saying that I grew up in Nederland and have a ton of bulldog pride. However, the Windmill Museum is an astounding tribute to the founders of my small hometown. I have personally visited the museum on a number of occasions during school field trips and on my own just to see what has changed.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

This was fun to see and take a tour of. The man who ran the museum was very knowledgable and since we were the only ones there we got to ask all the questions. Lots of older memorabilia and city folklore to learn.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We enjoyed this place! The lady inside the windmill museum was so sweet and full of fun facts! We bought some windmill cookies, from Holland! We then went next door to the Cajun cabin museum. The man working there was also very kind and generous with his knowledge. We loved looking at old time kitchen/furnishings. Great for Kids!

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Conroe, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

If you have never been inside a Dutch windmill, this is your opportunity to visit a replica. The building was receiving a new coat of paint when we visited. They have many mementos for the late Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter’s father Woodward Maurice Ritter (Tex Ritter). It is worth the few minutes that it takes to tour it.

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