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Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)

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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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Genuine step back in time

Lots to see of character just quite realistic stepping back in time to see how things were done both in the old buildings but also outside. Liked seeing and trying the smoked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lots to see of character just quite realistic stepping back in time to see how things were done both in the old buildings but also outside. Liked seeing and trying the smoked fish. Did not like the sweats - not genuine that old such as the chocolate fudge on sale. Harbour and old ships and their equipment well worth seeing.... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The town is very pretty and the museum is nicely balanced with no disneyfication. Good value for money and great for kids. Tip is to walk in from the station and get the boat back. You will miss the town if boat both ways. Boat out also goes via car park whereas more direct on way back. Would have given... More 

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Suffolk, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Off the train and then arrive by boat at the site. Wow! We then walked around the site at our pace and talking with the characters in the houses, we only found 2 who could not speak in English. The smell of the smoked eels wafted across the site and we soon learned to explore all the alleyways and courtyards.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Sunny weather and slight breeze would be perfect if you want to visit this open air museum. Old brick and wooden houses, shops, old smithy, post office, chemistry, nice bridges, working places of craftsmen, even a church. If you get to the windmill near the polders you can find a model of pump displaying the way most of Dutch mills... More 

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A terrific day out stepping back into old Enkhuizen. The numerous staff on site are dressed up as the townsfolk of yesteryear and stay in character explaining how they go about their daily chores. Our teenagers thoroughly enjoyed the day out.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This open-air museum in Enkhuizen has a lot to offer. Located about 1:15h driving by car from Amsterdam, you arrive at the parking lot (5 euro). After buing your tickets (fee for adults 15 euro) you walk to the museumferry which brings you in about 10 mins to the harbour-entrance of the museum. The museum is a collection of buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very nice experience to step back in time in this well preserved fisher village. It provides a very realistic idea of how people lived and worked back then

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Malia, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful place,interesting place for everyone.Nice to spend few hours there.Children were very happy to visit it.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We spent most of the day in the open air museum as we simply could not let go! Fantastic exhibits that bring history to life with many interesting details. A ton of things to do with the kids from painting clogs, to sailing on an old Dutch fishing boat, punting on a canal, making your own jump rope, walking around... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a large open air museum, that can occupy the full day if you're that kind of person, (I am). It gives an insight into dutch history and former way of life, and what the Netherlands is all about. I particularly liked the harbour quarters, with the old houses from the Marken island, and all the old boats (with... More 

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