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Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)

Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
31(0)228-35 11 35
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Enkhuizen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great time there. First by boat to the outlook museum and then a Quick look at the indoor museum. It was Way to Warming to be inside so we took another walk outside. You Can easily use a full Day here.

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great museum.For all people from 3 til 100 year old. So much to see and to do. Just great. You can also buy candy of many years ago.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A great open air museum that very well represents the life and times when the IJsselmeer was still Zuiderzee. Special mention for the "actors" that add just that credibility sauce to make the visit nearly perfect. Nearly, yep the restaurant certainly has room for improvement. Else a great day I can recommend !

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In the Zuiderzee museum it seems you'd traveled trough time and visit a couple of villages near the Zuiderzee. There is enough to do and see for everyone. They incorporate all senses. I liked eating the freshly smokes fish, seeing the old crafts and playing old games.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Wonderful look at the history of the area and of how people lived here in the past. Also has an interesting display of the flooding problems the Dutch have had over the centuries and how they have dealt with it. Appropriate for children and adults.

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Australia
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130 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Over 130 buildings, many doomed to destruction have been brought here from coastal villages and line the canals.Reassembled and restored they give a comprehensive insight into 19th Century life on the Zuider Zee. Sights include a cheese factory, a tannery, a carpenter, rope maker, blacksmith, a church, a laundry, washerwomen, sailmakers and a fishing village. There are also animals grazing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

While all the personnel were not in vintage garb, I truly loved this interactive museum. I have been researching for my scrapbooking and see that we missed some of the sites.

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Glen Ellen
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60 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It was a windy, blustery day when we started the tour of the old village but we ended up being captivated by the charm and history of the place. The fact that people played the roles of the rope maker, washerwoman, the old clothes seller and carpenter added to the reality of the setting. This was extremely interesting. One could... More

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