Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem

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Among an array of antique houses, farms, and factories at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, learn about life and work in the Netherlands. You'llĀ 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. Add Nederlands Openluchtmuseum to your Arnhem travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Arnhem visit planner.
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  • I am an American who went to visit my Dutch boyfriend. We spent a day at this museum and it was wonderful! It helped me gain a lot of insight into Dutch history & culture during different time...  more »
  • Hi guys. I can honestly say this museum was the highlight of my birthday party. It is a living museum showing the history of Dutch farming, craftsmen and lots more besides. The majority of the...  more »
  • This is a very large outdoor museum which covers hundreds of years of Dutch culture dating back to when a Dutch farmhouse was split in half and shared with farm animals. The signage on the campus is sparse and oddly arranged. It is hard to follow the maps and the number assignments. The Dutch are proud of their culture and a large area in the visitors center is dedicated to a very well produced multimedia presentation documenting Dutch history from the Stone Age to the present.
  • This is a lovely museum. The ability to walk through the Dutch history and interact with it makes it something special. The old factories were still being used by staff in fitting attire and they eagerly told us about the old processes of oil making, wheel crafting and paper production. The grounds are also beautifully maintained and the windmills make it truly Dutch. Absolutely recommend this museum.

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