Frequently asked questions
When is the museum open during the summer?
The Open Air Museum is open daily between 30 March and 28 October 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information about the programme.
When is the museum open during the winter?
From 1 December 2012 to 13 January 2013 it is wintertime again at the Open Air Museum. You can have fun skating on the skating rink and also enjoy an atmospheric route through the park. Click here for more information.
From 14 January to 31 March 2013 and from 28 October to 1 December 2012 the museum is open for you to enjoy as a park only. You can take a stroll through the park between 11 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on any day of the week. During these periods you will pay an adjusted entry price. Please note! The historic buildings, exhibitions and catering establishments are closed during these periods. Click here for more information.
Is it possible to hire a wheelchair?
A number of wheelchairs are available to borrow from the car park. These work using a coin system. You will need to insert a € 1 coin as a deposit, which you will get back when you return the wheelchair. These wheelchairs cannot be reserved.
Can I bring my dog into the museum with me?
Your dog is welcome in the museum park, provided that it is kept on a lead. Dogs are not permitted in the historic buildings, catering establishments, exhibition areas (in the entrance pavilion and Spaarstation Dingenliefde exhibition) or in HollandRama.
Is the Open Air Museum a fun place for children?
It certainly is! All over the museum children can lend a helping hand, try things out and have a great time climbing and playing. The Open Air Museum has already been visited twice by Dutch TV show ‘Museumbende’, in which a group of children visit and rate a museum. On the last occasion it was even awarded five stars! Also click on the ‘children’ button at the top of this page. Or take a look at the agenda to find out about all there is to do this weekend.
Are events also organised?
Events and demonstrations are organised at the Open Air Museum throughout the season. The current daily programme will be shown on the map that you will receive when you visit. Alternatively, take a look now at the events on the agenda.
Can I come to the museum with a large group?
The Open Air Museum offers the right atmosphere for every occasion. Whether for a meeting, a company outing or a family day trip, more and more groups are discovering that the combination of cultural history, scenic beauty and hospitality forms the perfect basis for business and festive events. Take a look here at what is available for groups.
Is the museum fun when itís raining too?
Most certainly! We have around forty historic buildings which you can also enter to see from the inside. The historic tram will transport you, warm and dry, around the extensive park. And with the HollandRama ‘memory machine’ and the exhibitions about traditional Dutch costumes (Een Bonte Stoet), shop interiors (Wat mag het zijn) and collections (Spaarstation Dingenliefde) you can spend hours under cover. So there is plenty to do, even if the weather stays wet for a while.
Do you have another question? If so, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the museum’s information desk on +31 (0)26 3576111.