Trams at the museum

The GETA 76 tram at the museum is a replica of a tramcar that was originally built in 1929 and gives you an impression of the trams that were an important feature of Arnhem’s cityscape prior to the Second World War.

The two-axle 274 was in service in The Hague until 1963. Between 1996 and 2001 this tram was restored at the museum and fitted out like a 1920s tram.

The four-axle 520, 535 and 536 trams once operated in Rotterdam and have been fitted out in the style of a 1930s tram.

Back in time

In the 19th century many children in the Netherlands had to work, simply because otherwise their families would not have had enough money to pay the rent and buy food. Sending a child to school was very expensive. Many families could not afford to do this. Sometimes a family would decide to send a child to school, which would allow him or her to earn a higher wage in the future. Often, however, that was not possible and children just carried on working. Families were faced with difficult choices. Find out for yourself what this was like.

What's the capacity of the large fruit pan?

Our syrup makers get asked lots of questions. About the fruit, how it is processed, the technique, the building and the occupants. They can answer many of these and can throw in some good stories too. Three types of pear and one type of apple form the basis for the syrup, for example. These are the Conference, Gieser Wildeman and Doyenné de Comice pears and the Elstar apple. The fruit can be seen in crates as you enter the barn. According to our syrup maker Bennie, however, there is one question that keeps cropping up. This concerns the capacity of the large fruit pan.

Experiences from 2013

Every winter the sound of knitting needles can be heard in the ‘best room’ at the children’s activity farmyard. The wool comes from the museum’s sheep and is shorn, spun and dyed here. Our expert knitters teach the children how to knit a square. These beautifully coloured squares are then made into blankets.


Experiences from 2012

Last winter, as is the case every year, children learned how to knit at the children’s activity farmyard, under the supervision of our expert knitters. Each year, with the help of over 2,000 children, beautiful knitted squares are produced, which we combine to form patchwork blankets. These are knitted using our own ‘museum wool’.

Experiences from 2015

This winter lots of children once again learned to knit and obtained their knitting diploma in the atmospheric ‘best room’ at the children’s activity farmyard, lovingly aided by our expert knitters. The children knit squares, which the knitters then diligently combine to form beautiful patchwork blankets.

Experiences from 2014

For the third year in a row children visiting over the winter season could tell us who they wanted to receive a wonderful patchwork woollen blanket. Choosing from the 360 different wishes was no easy task, especially as a number of them were extremely moving once again. Some of the wishes related to people who were grieving or living in poverty and could really do with the warm comfort of a blanket like this.

Type: Extra Ticket

from 6 people
2-7 hours

€ 22,70

Per adult

€ 19,70

Per child