Winter in the museum

Winter in the museum

Winter in the Open Air Museum in Arnhem

The winter of days gone by comes to life at the Open Air Museum. Over a period of six weeks –from the 3th of December 2016 until January 15th  2017 – we travel back in time with a
festively lit skating rink, winter stories and a whole host of other activities.

The museum park is closed on Christmas Day (25 Dec.) and New Year’s Day (1 Jan.).

Explore the museum together with children

Kids sledding in the Open Air Museum Icerink in the Open Air Museum during the evening Lambertus in his water and fire shop
Children will enjoy an unforgettable day in the Open Air Museum. There are all kinds of activities in which children can enjoy themselves. For example Lambertus, is during the weekends and in the Christmas holiday, looking for little helpers in his water and fire shop. Kids can bake rolls, visit animals in the barns and skate on our wonderful icerink! Skates can be hired for free.


Historic church of the openairemuseum in the snow
Our historic church is every weekend and during the holidays filled with atmospheric music and singing.

In the Open Air Museum you will experience the winters of the past.

Our daily life

Winter in the Open Air Museum in Arnhem The Netherlands Open Air Museum is full of stories. They are hidden in the historic houses, mills and farmhouses you will find in the museum park, as well as in our work, lives, customs and traditions. We bring these stories - yours and ours - to life during a visit to the museum. Here you can immerse yourself in the past and get to know our history - as well as your own.

Travel through history
The historic tram transports you through the history of everyday life. You can step back in time to a ‘starter home’ from Tilburg from the 1970s and experience the tough existence of the miller, who presses oil in his horse-driven mill amidst a thunderous racket. In the 17th century converted farmhouse from Hoogmade the clock has been stopped in 2002, shortly before the building was forced to make way for the high-speed railway line, and in a goods shed from Tiel that once belonged to Van Gend & Loos you will find a remarkable presentation on 200 years of transport history.