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Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)

Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
+31 228 351 111
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Enkhuizen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Been here so often, always keen to come back. Wonderful for all ages, so many activities for children too. Fascinating slice of Dutch history.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The zuiderzee museum shows the Dutch life of 150 years ago at the villages around the Zuiderzee (currently Markermeer) and their struggle against the water. It is a small village with original old houses from various towns in the area, which were transported to this museumtown. You can see the old life, including the old school, how small the houses... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nicely built into the land-, & seascape ! Worth a visit! Park outside & take the ferry-boat (included in the entrance price)

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Mississauga, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The way life used to be over 100 years ago. It's a living history where Dutch culture and ingenuity were reenacted as you walk through the village. It's not just an outdoor museum, an indoor museum is also included in the admission where you'll see impressive life size ships at it's finest! They will speak English to accommodate tourists, if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to describe the Zuiderzee Museum as there are so many things to discover there. But if you want to have a grasp of what was living in the Netherlands during the last 200 years, then this is the place to visit: both adults and kids will spend a wonderful time. Take the time needed (at least 3 hours)... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Zuiderzee Museum was so impressive on my first visit, that four months later, when I was in the vicinity, I visited the Museum again, of course again claiming free entrance, armed with the Dutch annual museum pass. A large parking lot is laid out next to the main building, where you get the entrance tickets and get on the... More

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Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Zuiderzee Museum is a cute open-air museum that gives a great peek at the Netherlands of the past. After parking and buying your ticket, the only way to get to the museum is by taking the ferry across the Zuiderzee. It's a nice boat trip that takes 10-15 minutes. The actual museum is quite large with many areas to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a great way to spend a day in the country side. If you arrive in the morning you will also see the large old sailing ships leaving Enkhuizen port for a day's sailing on the IJSselmeer. With a bit of imagination, you can imagine them leaving for a trip to the Far East to bring back spices and... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We spent four hours visiting but could easily have spent double. Lots of interesting buildings and history brought to life by in-costume characters. Fascinating window on Dutch rural and fishing lives from the last two or three centuries. Plenty useful information in Dutch and English, and things for the kids to try out - making a clog boat, playing with... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an excellent day out for all the family. Starting with a boat trip from the car park area, to the museum. There are many things to do and see such as dressing up in Dutch clothing, watching a blacksmith, basket weaver, or buying sweets in the old fashioned shop. It's like going back in time.

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