Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum, Arnhem
(4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Among an array of antique houses, farms, and factories at Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum, learn about life and work in the Netherlands. You'll have a chance to see how beer is brewed and take in the flavors and smells of the historic Netherlands. Located in a 44 hectare (109 acre) landscaped park, the museum features lakes, gardens, and open meadows with cattle grazing. Find out how paper and linseed were once produced, and have some typical Dutch poffertjes--tiny sweet pancakes--from a stall. Children can have fun at numerous play sites that will also take them back to the dawn of the 20th century. To visit Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum and get the most from your holiday in Arnhem, create itinerary details personal to you using our Arnhem tourist route planner.
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  • You're taken to a wooded area, where homes and buildings are transferred from their original location, which literally. You can experience throughout, and how the people lived and worked. Very nice is the old tram, which passes all the attractions. For children, there is much to do. Impressive are the meager houses, coming from Amsterdam, that show, how the poor people had to live.
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  • At the invitation of the Volvo classic Association were we in the open air museum where we were warmly received and a tour of a PM, have had with a skilled Guide. After a good dinner enjoyed where the. Never knew that such things could in the museum but is highly recommended if you have a group to entertain.
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  • I'm here with my two kids go gone after good stories from friends. But what a nice museum this is! From the entrance you will get a map and you can number for number the park by! It shows well the history of Netherlands see, the different buildings are freely accessible, there is much to do and, of course, make a picture of 100 years ago should be there, is pricey, but definitely worth it! Also don't forget to step in the tram and a round over the park to go! We will definitely come back! One tip, come at 10 am, because you have really need all day to see everything from the park!
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  • Great place to visit with your kids. It is fun and a lot to learn. Prepare to walk a lot. But there's also an old tram line which will bring you everywhere. It's like one big green park. Beautiful!
  • We have in Romania our own museum of this kind (The Village Museum), but this one is like a corner isolated in time. Be aware - the museum is huge, you will need a full day to quickly visit all of its corners. For laziest of yours there is an old tram every 10 minutes, stopping at the most important points of the route. I recommend you to follow the guide (there are free printed guides in many languages) since it will get you in all the corners and will cover an interesting timeline. In many areas there are actual people doing the traditional stuff (laundry lady, cooking lady, cheese factory, bere factory - quite a god beer is made there and so on). There are farm animals for children to play and to feed (lambs, kids, chickens, etc.) and also several characters in some areas as real as the ones from Madame Tussaud! When you became exhausted, there are places where you can have a local treat (tiny pancakes with various sweet and savory fillings) or a coffee or a beer.
  • They took buildings from all over the Netherlands and moved them here. Very interesting to learn about Dutch history.
  • Fantastic open spaces and a wonderful experience for adults and children alike. Walk through building, churches and farms from times gone by. Take in the views from a beautiful old tram, or by climbing inside a windmill. This is a museum like no other! It's a must do experience!
  • Nice family place for a day in the open. Plenty to see and do. Not sure if they took credit card - but you can buy tickets online - they just have to be printed ... More expensive than a visit to the Krüller-Müller and they charge 6.50 € for parking also. But still only half the price of a visit to Burgers zoo. The staff is friendly and good with English.