Activities

Enjoy some old-fashioned winter fun on the large skating rink in front of Amsterdam’s Westerstraat and on the snow-tubing run near the mill. Skates* are available to borrow free of charge.

On 31 July 1914 all Dutch soldiers were ordered to travel immediately to their garrisons. There were also soldiers stationed in Zeist.

In the half-timbered barn syrup is made.

What could be more fun than baking a bread roll over a crackling fire! It tastes delicious too.

Come and listen to the folktale of the ‘Witte Wieven’. This is an experience that will stimulate all your senses – excitement is guaranteed!
At the farmhouse from Staphorst there are animals in the stall. You will find a cow in the deep-litter stall, a type of stall in which the old dung is left to build up.
During this tour the guide will focus in particular on winter themes.

Ride a velocipede, play with hoops or have a go on a Vliegende Hollander, a traditional Dutch go-cart. It’s fun all the way on the Zaan Square.

A luxuriantly planted garden full of memories of life in the Dutch East Indies.
Over the winter season we will once again be organising a programme of concerts for you to enjoy at the Open Air Museum.

Listen to atmospheric winter performances by various choirs. Every weekend and during the Christmas holidays.

At the children’s activity farmyard kids can see how animals live up close.
In 1871 a family of seven plus their housemaid lived in the blue ‘open homestead’ from Harreveld. In winter flax was processed, spun and woven.

The farmer’s wife is cooking seasonal vegetables on a coal-fired stove.

At the ‘Wijdemans & Frère’ photo salon you can have your picture taken in clothing and a setting dating from around 1910: a time when official group photographs were very popular.

This cheerful family presentation tells you all about the festivals that are celebrated in the Netherlands. There are quite a few!

Steam provided heat for pasteurisation, cleaning, disinfection and heating processes.

The former village school from Lhee is an example of school buildings from around 1800.

Van Gend & Loos started out 200 years ago as a passenger transport business. The goods shed from Tiel was built in 1881.
The museum’s trams undergo daily maintenance in the replica of Arnhem’s former tram depot. Take a look inside the inspection pit.