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Has Anyone been to Winterswijk?

Hello,
I would like to know if anyone has ever been to Winterswijk in the Netherlands? My father would like to go visit for reasons of ancestry. I did find out it is a couple of hours away from Amsterdam by train, but am wondering what is there to visit or see for a few hours. I have not seen a lot of information or travel resources posted for Winterswijk. We were planning to make it a day trip from Amsterdam. Thanks in advance for taking time to read and respond.

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I’m not so familiar with Winterswijk but maybe open air museum Erve Kots can be of interest. There is a brewery and a cheese farm too. For visiting you have to train some 10 minutes from Winterswijk to nearby Lichtenvelde-Groenlo railway station, from there a 15 minute walk to the entrance. If artist painter Piet Mondriaan says something to you there is a museum in Winterswijk with early work of him. Both museums are not big but think offer enough to spend an hour or so. https://www.ervekots.nl/ (website only in dutch or german) https://villamondriaan.nl/en/