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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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This was a good experience there. A d the weather was juat good last Thursday. Can Not move up to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Absolutely lovely!

This museum is amazing, especially during summer when the weather is nice and during winter with... 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. 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dutch history” (40 reviews)
“poffertjes” (29 reviews)
“old buildings” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 357 6111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a good experience there. A d the weather was juat good last Thursday. Can Not move up to 5pm . Love it !

Thank Purbaningrum_Sasmita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is amazing, especially during summer when the weather is nice and during winter with all the Christmas decorations and lights. It is also absolutely enormous, so I'd recommend at least spending half a day here, possibly even a whole day. Great for all...More

Thank AwokenSoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing open air museum showing already for decades the history of Dutch live. Since childhood, I have been many times to this museum, it never fails to surprise me with new and interresting facts.

Thank Sifan-57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Open-Air Museum gives you insight to life in Holland through the ages. It also shows how families earned livings and lived in challenging times. The indoor museum portion is very oriented to Dutch speakers. Being an American there was a great deal I didn’t...More

Thank AmesFL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this as a day trip and it was excellent. We had two teens with us and they loved all the space and stories about the buildings. Lots of interactive opportunities. We brought our own lunch but also bought savoury treats. There lots to...More

Thank Suespenceful F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To me it everything looked too artificial, offering an idealised view on history of the Netherlands and Dutch people. Kitschig, to use the German word. But I suppose one should keep the visitors happy, right?

Thank 424tarikd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to do, so much to see and so much to experience. Windmills, medieval farm houses, modern day transport, gardens, food, sweets, blacksmiths, animals, playgrounds for children, e brewery. Where do one begin!?? A really nice day spent here. I would like to come...More

Thank tommykristoffersen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a lot of fun, for children and adults. You can learn and experience a lot about history.

Thank Martijn V
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A whole day needs to be scheduled for a visit here. So many things to see and do. The tram rides come in very handy to move backwards and forwards and also you hop on hop off to see the next place to visit. Windmills...More

Thank Snowflake2705
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a very large museum about what life was like many years ago. The old buses are a great way of getting around and the attractions are so interesting. I particularly enjoyed the old windmills and the historic houses. It is really a whole...More

Thank mrsmon2016
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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.
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
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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