Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus

Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus

Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Start your visit to Giethoorn in Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus! The museum is located in an original historical farmhouse. It is the only place in Giethoorn where you can see how people lived more than 100 years ago and how they earned a meagre living by cutting peat and building small boats (‘punters’).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Almostgreynomad
Sydney, Australia1,120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Interesting film to start, and then you go around an old farmhouse and grounds, with an audio guide, in your language. Check out the stork nest outside !
Written 3 April 2024
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Faiz Wahid
Utrecht, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The museum is as old farm house depicting the daily life of people in Giethoorn from the olden times.
Written 5 September 2022
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Qattanx7
92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The museum give you the history of the area like how the area got its name and how people lived in this area showing their life activities and lifestyle.
Written 15 July 2022
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Selwyn H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
They are racist don't go there they only want your money and people from a different background who live there don't stay there long. Because they get bullied away
Written 4 February 2022
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RP-Netherlands
Leidschendam, The Netherlands1,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Nice small museum which gives you all the information about the past of the area. Amazing to know that the landscape as it is today was man-made. All the canals were dug out by workers who cut turf which was used as fuel for fire, for heating and cooking. The museum tells you all about how it came about, how the people used to live and what life was like hundreds of years ago. Very educational and interesting. Nice for the whole family. A visit will take you 1-2 hours.
Written 16 November 2020
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CamperTravel
Cuijk, The Netherlands257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Giethoorn, known as Dutch Venice, has more waters ways than roads. To be honest, there is only one walking pathway going through it. Here is our tip when visiting Giethoorn:

1. Walking distance
Make sure you can go the distance. Once you are in Giethoorn, you can not be picked up by car. By boat yes but the boats travels in one direction in the village. The road consists of flat asfalt and wooden bridges. Things on wheels , like baby strollers, shouldn’t have any problems here.

2 Boat rental
- There are all metal boats with electric motors: whisper boat and larger sloop.
- You can rent for minimum 1 hour and up to the size of your wallet. Make sure you check the weather before hand so you don’t get stuck in the rain. 1 hour is just enough to go around the village during corona shut down. 2 or more if you want to go around the wetland around Giethoorn.
- Bring a wind jacket for when you are out on open water.
- Go slow! We had a good laugh when we corkscrewed in the middle of canal!

3. Planning
Besides boating in Giethoorn, there are museum, church, boutiques and restaurants. All reachable by foot and boats.

4. Camper sites
There are 3 camper sites within walking distance 1km from Giethoorn. All spacious and neatly maintained.
Written 24 October 2020
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Calaican
Brasov, Romania536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited the place and we loved it.
You can find a lot about Goethoorn just visiting this place. You go back in history to see how the people of Giethoorn lived. There is also a movie running continuously.
Worth visiting
Written 30 June 2019
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
This little museum is right on the walking path along the canal. It shows the history of how people lived in the area. It is not big and doesn't take much time.
Written 12 June 2019
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Lynn W
Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This museum, which takes about an hour, is really the only thing worth doing in Giethoorn other than strolling along the canals or taking a boat there. I made the mistake of staying there two nights and there's really nothing to do other than that. If you're single and don't want to waste time, you can take a day trip from Amsterdam (which is what I should have done) and avoid schlepping luggage and thinking there would be a lot more to do and see there.
Written 31 May 2019
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Lynn P
Concord, NH13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
If you are visiting Giethoorn be sure to take time to visit this very well done museum. It has recreated historical rooms and a collection of historical artifacts as well as a short movie of the town in earlier times, all of which explain how and why the town evolved the way it did
Written 10 May 2019
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