Destinations,  Europe,  Friesland,  The Netherlands

AtoZ of Friesland with kids: aldfaers Erf, open-air museum

The E of the A to Z of Friesland with kids: aldfaers Erf. Aldfaers Erf is an open-air museum, a little village where you can see how Frisian lived and worked in the past. You can enter all houses and in some of them there’re demonstrations like in the blacksmith’s workshop or in the bakery, where you can buy typical cookies.

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Friesland with kids: aldfaers Erf

Besides the houses-museum, there’s a huge sand bank in the main plain. This sandpit has also a lot of toys for the kids, so no need to bring them. The good thing of the sandpit is that you can sit down and order a drink or something to eat.

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Friesland with kids: aldfaers Erf

On the left of the sandpit, there’s also an indoor playroom for the rainy days. Here you can find the usual toys but also old fashioned games.

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For those shiny days, there’s a huge meadow with more playsets, as well as a little channel where you can step into a boat or a kayak.

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Last but not least, there’re some vegetable gardens with strawberries, herbs and other plants.

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As you can see there’s enough to do to spend a whole day here. Aldfaers erf is open from 1 April to 31 October, Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00. Entry costs 5€ for adults, 3€ for kids between 5 and 14 years, and 1,5€ for kids between 2 and 4 year.


  • debra woodward

    Looks like a wonderful place!! Darling baby. Traveling with kids is an adventure for sure. My kids haven’t been to Europe yet, but I’m looking forward to that some day. 🙂

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