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Open Air National Heritage Museum Tour (Self Guided), Arnhem

The National Heritage Museum (Openluchtmuseum) is located in a park from which you can admire historic houses, factories and other cultural objects from different parts of the country. Take this tour to get acquainted with the old traditional daily life of the Netherlands.
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Guide Name: Open Air National Heritage Museum Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Arnhem (See other walking tours in Arnhem)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Dee
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Train Shed (Tramremise)
  • Meadow Mill Arnhem I (Weidemolen I)
  • Polder (Poldermolen)
  • My Delight (Mijn Genoegen)
  • Meadow Mill Arnhem II (Weidemolen II)
  • Dairy Freya (Zuivelfabriek Freia)
  • Huizer Windmill (Huizermolen)
  • The Fortune (Het Fortuyn)
  • The Mill Rear Loenen (Voorheen Achterste Molen Loenen)
  • Spider Arnhem (Spinnenkop Arnhem)
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The Train Shed (Tramremise)

1) The Train Shed (Tramremise)

The Train Shed was originally constructed in 1911 but the original depot was destroyed during the Second World War. In 1996 the Train Shed was transferred and re-established, so now it can be seen as a cultural object at the National Heritage Museum in Arnhem.
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Meadow Mill Arnhem I (Weidemolen I)

2) Meadow Mill Arnhem I (Weidemolen I)

The Meadow Mill I is one of the two meadow mills in the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Originally it was constructed in Gouda but in 1946 it was rebuilt in the Dutch Open Air Museum. The mill is essentially a small circuit. The small poles from the mill are wooden panels instead of the sails that can be seen at bigger mills.
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Polder (Poldermolen)

3) Polder (Poldermolen)

The polder from the Dutch Open Air Museum is a smock mill with a thatched wooden octagon. It was built in 1862 and demolished in 1953. In 1960 it was transferred to the museum and re-established. In 1995 new rods were attached to the mill but the screw for raising water is still made of wood.
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My Delight (Mijn Genoegen)

4) My Delight (Mijn Genoegen)

My Delight is a paltrok-- a sawmill that was built in 1854. In 1927 The Open Air Museum bought the mill but during the Battle of Arnhem it was badly damaged. It was rebuilt in 1946 but suffered more damages. Now all combs from the upper wheel are removed and the blades can rotate only for decoration.
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Meadow Mill Arnhem II (Weidemolen II)

5) Meadow Mill Arnhem II (Weidemolen II)

The pasture mill (II) is one of the two meadow mills in the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem. In 1960 the mill was demolished and in 1989 it was completely restored on the great lawn of the Dutch Open Air Museum. The mill is basically a small circuit.
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Dairy Freya (Zuivelfabriek Freia)

6) Dairy Freya (Zuivelfabriek Freia) (must see)

Freya Dairy was the first dairy in the Dutch province of Friesland. The private dairy was founded by Reduces Bokma de Boer. In 1890 the factory was sold to Gentius Wybrandi, who died in 1905. In 1918 the factory was connected to the electricity grid. In 1919 the company had more than fifty employees and was therefore one of the largest dairies in New Jersey. The Anema family remained owner of the company until 1969. In 1991 the dairy was rebuilt in the Dutch Open Air Museum.
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Huizer Windmill (Huizermolen)

7) Huizer Windmill (Huizermolen)

Huizer Windmill is still working regularly in the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem. In 1919 the mill became one of the first mill acquisitions of the museum. It was restored in 1949 but because it was not done efficiently, it was restored again in 1976. The mill has two pairs of millstones, of which only one is powered.
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The Fortune (Het Fortuyn)

8) The Fortune (Het Fortuyn)

The Fortune windmill was built in 1696 but between 1918 and 1920 it became a dynamic museum piece. The Fortune has five pairs of millstones and other important details that were maintained from its original design. The Fortune windmill can be seen at the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem.
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The Mill Rear Loenen (Voorheen Achterste Molen Loenen)

9) The Mill Rear Loenen (Voorheen Achterste Molen Loenen)

The Rear Mill Loenen is a water mill for paper built in 1654. In 1933 it became another exhibit at the Dutch Open Air Museum. Nowadays it is often used particularly for demonstrations on the subject of the manufacture of craft paper.
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Spider Arnhem (Spinnenkop Arnhem)

10) Spider Arnhem (Spinnenkop Arnhem)

The Spider is a small polder in the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem. The mill was originally built in 1800 and it was restored in 1925 and placed in the museum. The windmill is theoretically able to work and is still well maintained.

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Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Architectural Jewels, part II

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Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles