Netherlands Open Air Museum – Arnhem

One of the first, if not the first museums of its type, it was begun with private initiatives to gather buildings and other memorabilia of the Netherlands’ past … even its recent past.

There are medieval buildings which, at least in part (for some) date back to the 14th century right through to late 19th or early 20th century buildings kitted out as they would have been when part of migrant ghettos in the 1950s and 1960s.

Yes, there are even Windmills.

A Cow Byre in the form that would have been common in the Late Middle Ages through to the 16th century or so.
One of a number of Windmills, from small (for pumping drainage ditches) to large, for grinding grain or, as with this one, powering a saw mill (rear of structure- facing a pond, so difficult to get a shot)
The Owner – surveying his domain!

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