Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum, Arnhem

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History Museum
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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  • This open air museum was great value for money. It gave a detailed history of Holland through the ages with authentic houses of the various periods open to view with enthusiastic staff giving helpful ...  more »
  • A lovely relaxed day with friends - there are plenty of things to see and do which appeal to both adults and kids. There is lots of space and it wasn't busy, so parking was easy and we never felt rush...  more »
  • We visited the museum on a rainy day but this was almost no problem. There were lot's of activities inside the different houses. The museum is spacious, you can use the tram or either og by foot but i...  more »
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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.