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The Netherlands Open Air Museum

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The Netherlands Open Air Museum (In Dutch: Nederlands Openluchtmuseum), which can be found near Arnhem, is an open air museum/park  with antique houses, farms and factories from different parts and times of the Netherlands. It is a national museum that focuses on culture associated with everyday lives of ordinary people. The museum is also possible to visit when it’s raining, there are around forty historic buildings that you can enter and see from the inside and there is also a historic tram that can transport you through the park. The park is about 44 hectares in area and certainly worth a visit.

Inside the historic houses and farms there might be employees or volunteers available that can tell you more about the house and it’s history. On my last visit I smelled some soup and saw that in the historic kitchen someone was making soup on an old stove. We were offered some soup and had a great chat with the guy about the house and it’s history. We also entered a beer brewery where we could have a taste and a historic paper factory where they were actually making paper.  Have a look at the pictures below the map to see some impressions of my day in this wonderfull open air museum.

Official website: http://www.openairmuseum.nl/

For actual opening times and ticket prices please visit: http://www.openairmuseum.nl/good-to-know/timetable-and-prices/

Entrance of the Park

Entrance of the park

Untill 1900 sheepfolds like this were often encountered on farms situated on high, sandy ground.

Untill 1900 sheepfolds like this were often encountered on farms situated on high, sandy ground.

 

Old transport vehicle

Old transport vehicle

 

Old mill

Old mill

Historic village

Historic village

 

Train that drives around the terrain.

Train that drives around the terrain.

 

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