Visiting "Het openlucht museum"
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December 27th, 2009 – by: jos-nijenhuis
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.
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!
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