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.
Come and see how our ‘village blacksmith’ shapes the metal on the anvil using his heavy hammer.
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.
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.
Van Gend & Loos started out 200 years ago as a passenger transport business. The goods shed from Tiel was built in 1881.
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 former village school from Lhee is an example of school buildings from around 1800.

In the Moluccan barracks the cases are packed. The people living there are ready to return home at any time.

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.
At the children’s activity farmyard kids can see how animals live up close.

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.

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

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

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

Whatever the season, there is plenty of fun to be had in the playground, even if you have a disability.
Wander into the maze, turning this corner then that. Will you be able to find your way out?
A luxuriantly planted garden full of memories of life in the Dutch East Indies.
In his horse-driven mill the miller presses oil from linseed. A “virtual horse” demonstrates how the horse once drove this mill.

At the shipyard people are hard at work. The boats you can see in the water here were built at this shipyard.