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Address: Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 228 351 111
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Description: Zuiderzee Museum - Story of a rich culture The Zuiderzee Museum in...
Zuiderzee Museum - Story of a rich culture The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen revives the stories of people who once lived on the shores of the Zuiderzee. See, hear, taste and smell everyday life around the Zuiderzee as it was before the Afsluitdijk (IJsselmeer Barrier Dam) changed the sea into the IJsselmeer in 1932. The Zuiderzee Museum is oriented toward the history, the current situation and the future of this area. It focuses upon the themes of water, crafts and communities. This story is visualized in the Outdoor Museum with historical buildings, and in the Indoor Museum with thematic exhibitions.
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Fun to explore on a day with good weather

Quite similar to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, USA, but with a much larger emphasis on fishing and boats. There were so many wooden sailboats along the docks and out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Quite similar to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, USA, but with a much larger emphasis on fishing and boats. There were so many wooden sailboats along the docks and out sailing! You could spend a whole day at this museum-- morning at the outdoor section, lunch in the town center, then afternoon at the indoor part. From the ticket office... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum with TONS of hands-on activities for kids and adults alike. You could easily spend all day here! There are demonstrations, crafts, dress-up, games, shops, and even a post office. We took the boat ride in which was efficient and enjoyable. Luckily, the weather was perfect. We also enjoyed lunch at the on site cafe. Highly... More 

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to go for the day, as we wanted to go for ages.... Arrival at the harbour- you enter the museum by ferry, which the kids love!! And the big kids too. :) Had a great time seeing all the different houses from the past from several different Dutch places....some of these houses still had residents!! They told all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Zuiderzee Museum offers a great way to take a break from the bustle of Amsterdam and step back in time in Holland. I took a one hour train ride from Amsterdam Central to the Enkhuizen station that gave me a glimpse of the countryside of the Netherlands. Cows, sheep and even a few wooden windmills. Once in Enkhuizen, the... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The time capsule set in charming surrounds.Fron a early 1900s classroom to a sweet shop ,everything was very well displayed,We could have spent more time at this resort given the change,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lots to enjoy here, the people role playing from older times is a rich detail. Our kids enjoyed exploring and interacting with the hands on exhibits. Was especially beautiful when the sun came out. The waterworks exhibit wasn't working yet when we were there (June 2015) but looks like it will be terrific for the kids.

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Goes, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great people working at a great place. Get back to the roots of the Zuiderzee a couple of hundred years ago. There is an indoor museum and an outdoor museum. With some nice weather you can even have a picknick. Relax, enjoy the boats, enjoy the water, enjoy the story they tell!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wow what an experience we started of with a ferry ride across the harbour where we could see many old ships and also a full modern marina. The site is huge and we had not really left enough time to see everything and did not visit the indoor museum. The exhibits are very well laid out and give a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen revives the stories of people who once lived on the shores of the Zuiderzee. The museum is devoted to preserving the cultural heritage of people that once lived in this region. The museum has an indoor and outdoor component. The outdoor exhibition could take a whole day to explore, and it was recommended that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wonderful open air museum showing houses, dress, old ways of rope making, blacksmith, laundry washing with steam engines and examples of ships that were hugely relevant in the Zuider Zee area before the polder was formed. Wonderful place for all ages with plenty of activities for young children. Boat trip to the museum (10 minutes) and a fair bit of... More 

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Address: Address: Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 228 351 111
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Enkhuizen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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