On 17 and 18 June the Netherlands Open Air Museum will be throwing the spotlight on historic urban and regional transport. 4 April 2016 was the twentieth anniversary of the first historic tram journey around the museum park in Arnhem. Today no fewer than five motorised trams and an articulated tram from Rotterdam, The Hague and Arnhem, as well as a rail cleaner from Amsterdam, operate in the museum park. Every day the museum therefore offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the history of passenger transport in our country – an unforgettable experience.
‘A fantastic experience. The guide was an enthusiastic storyteller and, of course, we were enthusiastic tasters!’
What was it like to share your home with your livestock? How did you sleep in a box bed? How did you entertain yourself in the evening when the only light you had came from a candle or lantern? What a difference from the way we live today in our air-conditioned homes, with separate bedrooms for everyone and televisions and smartphones to keep us amused! ‘Go on a tour and you’ll find out so much more about all the wonderful things to see at the museum. Everything is brought to life!’, commented one of our visitors.