The museum is open from 25 March 2017 to 21 January 2018. It is only closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Visitors are offered a constantly changing programme throughout the year. The Open Air Museum’s winter season starts on 9 December 2017.
No, depending on the weather forecast and the expected number of visitors some buildings and catering outlets may be closed. This will be indicated on the map for the day that you receive on arrival.
Have you lost or found an item? If so, please follow the procedure below:
I have lost an item
Call or e-mail the Open Air Museum’s information desk.
Telephone: +31 (0)26-3576111
I have found an item
Items found by visitors within the museum complex can be handed in at the information desk in the Entrance Building.
Further information about lost property
Please read Articles 8.1 to 8.3.
The Open Air Museum’s collection comprises around 152,000 objects, including carts, household textiles, regional costumes and toys. Some of these objects can be seen in the museum park, but the vast majority is kept in our repository.
The museum also has an extensive documentary collection comprising books, magazines, photographs, films and slides. This collection can be seen in the museum’s library.
The Canon of Dutch History presentation is open at the same times as the museum park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dogs and other pets are not permitted to access the Canon of Dutch History. This is to ensure hygiene and protect the collection, as is the case in all the museum’s exhibition areas. Assistance dogs are, of course, allowed.
No, in line with the policy at the vast majority of museums, coats, bags and food are not permitted in the Canon of Dutch History presentation. This is to protect the collection, e.g. due to the need to maintain a certain temperature inside the exhibition, and to prevent any inconvenience for other visitors.
You may, of course, bring in a rucksack or bag if this is necessary due to a medical requirement.
Yes, wheelchairs, buggies, rollators, pushchairs and mobility scooters may be taken into the presentation.
A school trip to the Open Air Museum is a day spent discovering, playing, investigating and trying out new things. Our educational projects and activities are designed to give children experiences and get them involved in hands-on activities. These projects tie in with the core attainment targets defined for primary education and the lower levels of secondary education. All information can be found under the heading ‘school visits’ in the blue bar at the top of the page.
The Open Air Museum offers the perfect atmosphere for every occasion. Whether for a meeting, a company outing or a family day trip, more and more groups are discovering that the combination of cultural history, scenic beauty and hospitality provides the ideal setting for corporate and festive events. Take a look at what we have to offer for your business meetings and family outings. The Open Air Museum is also a wonderful place to hold your wedding.