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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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History at its best

It shows the evry day life and the differences there used to be in lifestyle in the smaller community's of the old days.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Ekhuizen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It shows the evry day life and the differences there used to be in lifestyle in the smaller community's of the old days.

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Brisbane
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited with our Dutch friends (live south of Amsterdam). We immediately went into character by catching a boat to entrance, saw traditional making of rope (on a machine made in mid 1500s! - much older than our country (Australia!), brooms, saddler, butcher, baker, cheesemaker, old Dutch games for kids and adults alike to have fun. How simple life was... More 

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Merstham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Only paid a quick visit, as my sojourn in Enkhuizen wasn't geared to this, but it seemed a very lively, interactive museum that did its best to recreate and represent a way of life that no longer exists here. There appeared to be lots for children to do, the restaurant - much more appealing inside than out - was reasonably... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a nice place to visit when you are not really aware of how people used to live in the area, back in the days.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We visited with a friend who lives locally. What a gem, modern mixed with old buildings. Interactive, thought provoking and very educational. Oh yes we also had fun and enjoyed the varied exhibits. Well worth the visit. All the staff were extremely polite and helpful. Really enjoyed our visit.

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Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The museum is open air and recreates a fishing village from days gone by. There are all sorts of different houses that have been relocated with little descriptions about who lived there and what they did for a living. There are also people in period dress who explain things to you and invite you to look through “their” house. They... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Today had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful place. Arrived by car and parked the car outside the town, and paid for ticket and caught the ferry to the "open air museum". Ticket price included all museums and entrance to all attractions. We spent the day there but only visited the open air museum as we were entranced by it.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

With trains from Amsterdam central station every 30 minutes all day, this is well worth the trip and a full day. The museum is amazing with over 140 buildings!! Very interesting for kids and adults alike. Highlights: Kids can make their own skipping rope using an old rope twisting machine The steam engine at the laundry is a thing of... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

在朋友的推薦下,我造訪了這個距離Amsterdam Central Station要一個小時火車車程的地方。這絕對是一個值得花一天玩的地方,而且我建議週日造訪,會有比較多的街頭活動。 須德海博物館有戶外跟室內兩個部份,由於一開始就得知戶外非常有看頭,就直奔戶外。在這裡我用了Holland Pass的金卷,一般民眾費用要EURO17也絕對物超所值。 你可以選擇出了火車站徒步至入口處,或是從碼頭搭船,我建議去程用走的,體驗須德海碼頭滿滿都是船帆船梶的壯觀。回程再至三個煙囪處搭船,記得: 回程的第一個STOP就是火車站,由於船小姐講荷文,我們聽不懂而沒在對的地方下船。多花一點時間在其中一個有錢的中產家庭生活體驗,他有提供二選一的小測驗,借此可以了解當時的生活背景。 I visited Zuiderzee Museum because my friend highly recommended this museum which is 1 hour away from Amsterdam central by train. It's definitely our favorite museum in the Netherlands. It includes outdoor and indoor. You can either walk 20 mins or take ferry to the entrance of museum. I recommend that you walk... More 

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Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Starts with a pleasant boat trip (included in entrance fee) from the parking lot, or intermediate station next to Enhuizen railway station. Authentic buildings, living trades and features of the original Zuiderzee before the reclamation of Flevoland. Great activities for kids. Don't miss the delicious kippers fresh from the smokery, but beware of thieving seagulls!

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