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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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Fun & Interactive day spent on Dutch history!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Innsbruck, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Trondheim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is really a great museum to spend a whole day. There's a lot to do for everyone. Typical houses where you can see how people lived an worked in the old days. Don't let you misguide by the GPS. The parking place has moved and they take you to the museum by boat. We didn't visit the inside museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We could have spent longer- but only had 4 hours to spare. There were lots of things to see and do. All the houses had multilingual plaques on- giving an explanation about the residence. The kids made a seven foot skipping rope, and bought the kits to make a clog boat. The additional activities are not expensive- but they ARE... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really interesting outdoor museum with lots going on. Would be great for kids. You also get a ticket for the indoor museum which is nearby.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

If you like to be more into dutch culture or you have guests, children, there is nice place to be one day out on open air museum. It is very interactive and vell organised museum of old timer things and all habits.by the way beayteful surroundings in this area.you will really enjoy it in a good weather, this is important!

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We arrived at this beautiful town on a rainy day following a recommendation by our Dutch relatives. We were visiting Amsterdam and it's only an hour drive north, and we could use our "I Amsterdam" card. We had a wonderful time walking around the museum fishing village and experiencing how people lived 200 years ago. Everything was well done and... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Arrived at the Parking, you pass through the entrance and walk to a boat which will bring you to the museum. Nice to see Enkhuizen from the water. Arrived at the museum you can walk around in the past and learn about how fishermen and their families lived around the former Zuider sea, now the IJsselmeer. Historically correctly situated you'll... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great activities for all ages. Could use better signs . Only parts of the site are wheelchair friendly. Free wheelchairs are available on site for 1 euro deposit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Quite similar to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, USA, but with a much larger emphasis on fishing and boats. There were so many wooden sailboats along the docks and out sailing! You could spend a whole day at this museum-- morning at the outdoor section, lunch in the town center, then afternoon at the indoor part. From the ticket office... More 

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Address: Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 228 351 111
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Enkhuizen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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