You’ll be talking about the wonderful day out you had with us for a long time afterwards – not just because it was so much fun, but also because you learned something new. That’s what makes the Holland Open Air Museum experience so special. Here you can take a stroll together through the history of the Netherlands and discover, at your leisure, how people lived centuries ago. You can enjoy freshly cooked ‘poffertjes’ (tiny sweet pancakes) from a traditional stall and take a ride on a historic tram. The houses from the 1970s will transport some people back to their childhoods, while others will be surprised by what they learn about war-time life. And, if you have any questions, feel free to chat to one of our many colleagues. They will be happy to tell you about customs and traditions from times gone by.2019 is Terribly Tasty
At the Holland Open Air Museum we regularly present exhibitions on a special theme. This year our theme is Terribly Tasty and we will be inviting you to ‘learn about tastes through the centuries’. Tastes differ and change over time. That means we often think about food in a completely different way from our ancestors. Did we really used to eat dog? How did people use tulip bulbs to make meals during the Winter Famine? And why was pepper once so very expensive that the Dutch refer to costly items as ‘peperduur’ (as expensive as pepper)? Come along to the museum – it might just give you some food for thought. Put your sense of taste to the test and follow our special route – you’ll have a chance to smell, taste and sample things, and give your own opinion, along the way. Children will definitely not want to miss our sugar workshop!