Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer: 170 years of pioneer history
Travel back in time at Haarlemmermeer Museum
Have you visited the Cruquius steam pumping station and are you fully informed about the reclamation of the Haarlemmermeer? Then visit this other museum in Hoofddorp. The Historical Museum Haarlemmermeer is located near the recreational area Haarlemmermeerse Bos. This indoor museum has a central square with a reconstructed school, bank, church and of course a cafe. There is even a water pump in the middle! The Haarlemmermeerpolder was reclaimed for agricultural land, which is why you will find many old agricultural tools here. Attention is also paid to the old crafts, such as the blacksmith and grocer.
Recent history of Haarlemmermeer
With only 170 years, the history of Haarlemmermeer is still very young. In addition to agricultural history, this historical museum also focuses on the war years and the origins of Schiphol Airport. Step into the cockpit setup to experience what it's like to be a pilot and prepare for landing on one of the runways! In addition to a permanent exhibition, there is a different exhibition every three months in the small hall. Check the calendar to see what's scheduled.
Historical Museum Haarlemmermeer for kids
Do you want to teach your children some knowledge about Haarlemmermeer? Then join the Dik Trom treasure hunt in the museum. The children's author C. Joh. Kievit grew up in the municipality. The well-known children's books also take place in Hoofddorp in the 19th century. There is another treasure hunt for older children: a visit to the polder.
Visit the museum in Hoofddorp
The opening hours of the Historical Museum Haarlemmermeer can be found below. Book your entrance ticket now via the website, for a look at the 170-year-old history of the municipality.
2131 LX Hoofddorp