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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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Excellent museum in the pittoresque town of Enkhuizen

This museum has it all. It is about water, more particular about the current IJsselmeer, which is the largest lake in Holland. Formerly, it was called the Southern Sea and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This museum has it all. It is about water, more particular about the current IJsselmeer, which is the largest lake in Holland. Formerly, it was called the Southern Sea and it played a big role in the Dutch trade missions during the 16th and 17 centuries. So, this museum is a history museum? Yes, but in so many different ways... More 

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Leeuwarden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was hard to find how to get there, we went to a parking place (GPS took us there) but it didn't look like the entrance, since the park was on the other side of hte village, so we drove into the village and drive around with no success, At last we parked the car in the center and walk... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The open air museum was fun ans nice, as the cafe/restaurant were not able to selected seperately this will ben an avenrage rate! It was kinda cold in the morning somwe wanted to have coffee and maybe apple pie before starting and warming up. We went to cafe Hindelooen, were is was busy....like 15 tables (!!??). They know that there... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have always enjoyed the outdoor museums that expose us to the history of country life (e.g. Bunratty in Ireland, Ballenberg in Switzerland), so the Zuiderzee Museum was on our must-see list for our 2nd week in the Netherlands. We went on a very chilly, blustery April day, so our stroll about the village, punctuated by time in the various... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I ended up at the Zuiderzee Museum on a lark. The boat that my group was traveling on was docked in Enkhuizen for the night and we had some time to kill before our afternoon activities. We didn't get a chance to see the indoor museum but the outdoor museum is really an interesting exhibit. It is basically a living... More 

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Lichfield
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We wanted to see what the fishing villages along the old Zuiderzee looked like, but did not want to be trampled under foot by hords going to volendam. So Zuiderzee Museum it was and what a lovely day we had. It is made clear that not all the houses there were there in the past, but the building of the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Even though the weather was nasty, we really enjoyed going into the different buildings in the outdoor museum. A lot of them had people working the trade the building was used for. We usually don't like these kinds of places but this one was fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

just a great indoor AND outdoor museum. go by boat to the outdoor park and see how life was in the early years. the indoor museum has an attick where the kids can paint a wooden shoe

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Omg we loved this open air museum!!! We had the whole experience, old train from Hoorn, old boat from Medeblick and right to the Zuiderzee Fantastic pictures, great for kids even teenagers Highly recommended to families You will love it

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Los Angeles/Tarzana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great couple of hours meandering through an historic village of how the Dutch live many generations ago. Saw many young families enjoying themselves as well. Very picturest.

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