Monday, 8 June 2009

Open air museum


On our trip we went within Holland, last but not least, to the Open air museum in Arnhem. Here you see historic houses, farmhouses and mills. You also see people working in a cheese factory, farmers and a blacksmith for example. It is like Holland in one day. In Holland is also the Zaanse Schans where much more mills and houses can be seen, but that was to far for us. My friend Isabella covered it however in a post.
This typical Dutch bridge leads you to the Zaan area. Anyone who had to pass the bridge in a boat had to pay a toll. Than the bridge was raised.
Street where you can find a bakery and an old fashioned shop in houses from Koog aan de Zaan
A Dutch treat are poffertjes. They are like little pancakes. Lots of people make them at home. They are still sold in a poffertjes stall which you can find on an annual fair.
In this boatyard from Marken harbour ships were repaired. It can be reached by a footbridge
This blue farm is from Harreveld. The people lived under one roof with the animals. Above a fire in the middle of the house they cooked a meal in one pot. That's where the many one pan dishes in Holland come from. This old fashioned way of cooking was common for thousands of years all over the world.
Dutch people are collectors. In a museum many private collection are brought together. This is just a little part of a collection of money boxes.
This is a paper mill where handcrafted paper is made. There is a water mill (at the back) There were several paper mills in the Veluwe.
Have a great week, marja

27 comments:

  1. I have been to Arnhem, but it was in 1977 - no Open Air Museum at the time, I don't think.

    Kat

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  2. Great post, spent and very short time in and around Holland while I was in the army during a REFORGER exercise. Loved the people, country, and food and didn't get a chance to do all I wanted.

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  3. The museum is on the outskirts of the city dear Kat, close to the Zoo

    Thanks BB maybe you get the change to go back one day

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  4. Marja that is so very interesting. It's like being there through your words.

    I have a silly question, do they still wear wooden clogs? I know I know times have changed, but I still think it's neat to think the clogs are still worn.

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  5. Missy seeing clogs in Holland is very rare. A few farmers still wear them on the land but they are in general replaced by boots and workshoes.
    The clog was common from the 15th century time until the first half of the 20th century

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I know very little about Holland and so it is very educational. I do like open air museums like this. It looks wonderful. Unfortunately, before this, I only knew of Arnhem for its role in World War II. Nice to see it look so peaceful.

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  7. Interesting posting Marja. Arnheim was the Bridge too Far I recall ?

    Good history, great photos. Tks

    Bob

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  8. Yes the movie A bridge too far was made here. My grandparents housed several canadians before they had to leave for Arnhem None of them survived.

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  9. Beautiful pics. Everything looks so colourful.

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  10. Great post, Marja! I especially love the photos with all of the explaining. Really helpful & very informative! Now I have another great place to visit sometime soon :-)

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  11. My friend, Janneke, has invited me to visit her in Gouda. I think it'll have to be next year. Keep my fingers crossed, a visit in April ? to be there for the tulips.
    Thanks for the lovely post.

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  12. What A Fantastic Location !! Great Pictures..I Really Enjoyed Your Blog..

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  13. Looks like a great place, thanks for sharing these great pics.

    Have a fantastic week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  14. Lovely pics Marja simply beautiful......

    When do we see the bad ones?
    There is street I have heard of where they sell.....errr no never mind!

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  15. Little fairytale houses living amongst an enchanted wood. That's what I'm seeing and lovely it is too.

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  16. I have never been but it looks like a great place for a day out...

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  17. Marja: What an excellant look at this neat town.

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  18. Great to see a touch of Dutch in Christchurch :)

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  19. I love this Marja....so wishing i could go...

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  20. Beautiful bit of your history you are sharing today..thank you.
    Beautiful pctures to illustrate as well.

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  21. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Love the money boxes.

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  22. Beautiful that open air World.
    Luiz Ramos

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  23. poffertjes look very interesting, and so was the idea about hand made paper, would be fun to walk around those streets

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  24. Love the storybook feel of these photos ...

    Are poffertjes anything like pikelets ??

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  25. A very interesting post, I was most interested in the Blue Farm, and the handmade paper mill. great collection too.
    The oysters you found at Whites Bay were different from the ones we harvested, yours were NZ rock oysters, ours were Pacific ones more related to clams than our oysters stronger flavoured and much bigger.

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  26. Very interesting post ,Marja!And you know...I love Holland!

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