Visiting "Het openlucht museum"

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Looks like a Christmas postcard.

A TB offered me to come along with them for a visit to the Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem. With nothing else to do on a third Sunday in a row, I agreed and drove to Rheden to pick up 3 generations Women. Mandy, her mother Gejah and her Grandmother step in my car and they guided me to the museum. It is actually so close to my house and I can't remember I was ever there. It was cold and there was still snow everywhere so the environment must be beautiful. You will find the museum at the North of Arnhem, set in a beautiful wooded country. The museum was founded in 1912. The museum originally concentrated on the living and working conditions of the farmers, craftsmen, shepherds and fishermen, but you will find also some industrial settings.
Food for the winter
There are windmills of all kinds and a variety of crafts-men's workshops. Also an entire group of houses from the Zaan area.

So we entered there around noon and bought our tickets. Luckily it was not raining (yet) and we walked the special winter route. For a lunch stop we had some poffertjes and coffee of course. There are a lot of stores in the Zaan-area where you can buy stuff you didn't know it exists. In another store we met Mark, a TB living in Arnhem. If you get tired of walking then hop in a tram and it will bring you to another place inside the museum. Its free.

At the end we visited the most important and comprehensive collection of traditional Dutch folk costume. Nice to see what you Grandmother and Grandfather wear when they lived.
It was getting dark and it started to rain, so time to go to the exit and find my car back. This day in the museum was really worth it. If you will go here then better take a whole day if you want to see everything.

Thanks for the invite Gejah!

gejah says:
it was a really nice day!!!
Posted on: Dec 28, 2009
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Looks like a Christmas postcard.
Looks like a Christmas postcard.
Food for the winter
Food for the winter
Entrance   O P E N L U C H T
Entrance O P E N L U C H T
Entrance M U S E U M
Entrance M U S E U M
Just after the entrance
Just after the entrance
Gejah, and an old farmhous
Gejah, and an old farmhous
Read and you find: Zieuwent, my …
Read and you find: "Zieuwent", my…
Watch out Mandy...
Watch out Mandy...
Poor rabbit.
Poor rabbit.
Old farmer stuff
Old farmer stuff
Santa?
Santa?
With Mandy.
With Mandy.
Tram
Tram
Windmill
Windmill
Frozen brook.
Frozen brook.
Thats Mandy!
Thats Mandy!
Windmill
Windmill
Bridge
Bridge
Zaan area
Zaan area
Another windmill
Another windmill
Windmill close
Windmill close
Bridge
Bridge
Food is ready
Food is ready
Zaanse neighborhood.
Zaanse neighborhood.
Grocery store.
Grocery store.
Time for a break: Poffertjes
Time for a break: Poffertjes
craftsmen / Women
craftsmen / Women
craftsmen busy.
craftsmen busy.
Ice skating. All orange shoes :D
Ice skating. All orange shoes :D
Mandy and her grandmother.
Mandy and her grandmother.
He is thinking, Shall I stay outsi…
He is thinking, Shall I stay outs…
Mandy and her little friend.
Mandy and her little friend.
Look: Mandys hand is there too! F…
Look: Mandy's hand is there too! …
Strong one
Strong one
Sweet one
Sweet one
Close one
Close one
Old stuff from your Grandparents.
Old stuff from your Grandparents.
Very old bike
Very old bike
For the fire.
For the fire.
Sewing machine
Sewing machine
Who is wearing this?
Who is wearing this?
They make beer!
They make beer!
I did taste some!
I did taste some!
Mandy again.
Mandy again.
Gejah and Mandy outside.
Gejah and Mandy outside.
The little church
The little church
Nature is beautiful.
Nature is beautiful.
Mandy again.
Mandy again.
Explaining something to the kids.
Explaining something to the kids.
Old fashion way
Old fashion way
From very old, to nowadays.
From very old, to nowadays.
Inside the train.
Inside the train.
Old station
Old station
Old machine
Old machine
She doesnt like the smell.
She doesn't like the smell.
Craftsmen at the open fire for hea…
Craftsmen at the open fire for he…
Another one.
Another one.
Medicines
Medicines
Funny Mandy
Funny Mandy
Traditional costume.
Traditional costume.
Traditional costumes.
Traditional costumes.
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