Thursday, October 25, 2018

A vacation in six walks - Second walk - Dutch open air museum

The first week of October I got to have a free vacation by house sitting for my sister again who lives in te East of the Netherlands in a town called Zelhhem, which is in a region called Achterhoek.
During the week I went on six medium to long walks in different parts of the region. 
I cannot walk anywhere without taking pictures, so I will take you along with me vicariously by giving you a photographic impression of each walk. That means six posts of just landscapes, castles, windmills and other lovely scenery. 

I sure hope you will enjoy the view!

Second walk - The Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem

The Dutch Open Air Museum is a huge outdoor museum in Arnhem that is all about how the Dutch lived through the last few centuries. On the grounds all sorts of farms and town scenes are rebuilt and actors give an impression of how people used to have to work the land or in the city.
The grounds also show a lot of different sceneries straight from different regions in our country, of course including all types of windmills as well. Often historical buildings were literally moved there in pieces so they could be preserved for future generations.

While I walked there I got the distinct impression I was walking among all the different cliché postcards you can buy in tourist shops in my country. That of course meant there were plenty of photo opportunities. It is indeed very pretty.

So here's an impression of my visit to this museum:

This is not the museum, but Arnhem's train station. I thought I would add a bit of modern perspective. ;-)

The museum houses some lovely gardens and a park as well. It's really big and if you get tired of walking everything there are trolleys that will take you from place to place. I did most of it on foot and only took the trolley once, just to have been on the trolley, if you know what I mean. :-)
So this was definitely a walking day for me.

Weather wise it wasn't all that great. There was quite a lot of rain, but with sister's umbrella and the opportunity to go inside all the different buildings it was doable. At the end of the day the sun actually peeked through the clouds as you can see a little in the last few pics.

Well, time to put your feet up again and rest a little before we go on the longest walk of the entire vacation. Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy day.