Activities

Why walk when you can take the tram? See the museum park the easy way! Our historic trams will keep you warm and dry as you travel around.
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.
Come and see how our ‘village blacksmith’ shapes the metal on the anvil using his heavy hammer.
On the children’s activity farmyard you can try your hand at jobs that were once commonplace on a farm, such as pumping water and carrying buckets on a yoke.
At the children’s activity farmyard kids can see how animals live up close.

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

During this tour the guide will focus in particular on winter themes.
At the museum brewery we brew fantastic beer. Come and sample our seasonal beer and find out all there is to know about the taste and aroma of beer and the ingredients that go into it.
Over the winter season we will once again be organising a programme of concerts for you to enjoy at the Open Air Museum.
Come and listen to the folktale of the ‘Witte Wieven’. This is an experience that will stimulate all your senses – excitement is guaranteed!
In the half-timbered barn syrup is made.
In the ‘cheese-cover farmhouse’ you will hear the compelling winter’s tale about fog.

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.

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.
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.
The museum’s trams undergo daily maintenance in the replica of Arnhem’s former tram depot. Take a look inside the inspection pit.

In the 1980s winter sports were affordable and accessible for all.

 

There is an ‘r’ in the month once again and, until 1970, this meant that all children in the Netherlands were encouraged to take cod-liver oil.

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

The years that followed the Second World War saw rapid growth in the number of Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands.