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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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Highlight of a trip to the Netherlands

We absolutely loved this place. It gives you a real feel for how the Dutch lived 100+ years ago and it's a wonderful way to spend half a day outdoors meandering along through all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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American in Bogota
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261 reviews 261 reviews
53 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We absolutely loved this place. It gives you a real feel for how the Dutch lived 100+ years ago and it's a wonderful way to spend half a day outdoors meandering along through all the little historic houses. Grandparents, parents and kids all enjoyed it and the cafe onsite was quite tasty for lunch. The outdoor museum was much more... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had gone before, but this time the weather was on our side and we could enjoy the museum at its finest. History, sea, and all the dutchiness you can imagine in a small space. Totally a must for a day escaping the crowds in big cities!

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Ekhuizen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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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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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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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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