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Address: Middelbuurt 3, 8319 Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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+31 527 251 396

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UNESCO world heritage

Schokland is a world heritage site, symbolizing man's struggle against the water. This museum shows items related to living on the former island of Schokland, and stone age items... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 11, 2016
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Schokland is a world heritage site, symbolizing man's struggle against the water. This museum shows items related to living on the former island of Schokland, and stone age items excavated in the area, and items found in shipwrecks after the Noordoostpolder was created. In the 19th century the wooden defenses against the sea fell prey to the pole worm, and... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

So much/ history here and so very interesting to hear and see the constant battle with the forces of nature (water) and in this area the water won.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

Schokland is a former island in the former Zuiderzee, 12 km outside Emmeloord in the `Noordoostpolder`. Until 1941, Schokland was an island in the Zuiderzee, (since 1932 called IJsselmeer); with the closing of the dykes of the Noordoostpolder and the reclamation of the land, Schokland became an elevated area of land in the "polder". However, in 1859 the inhabitants of... More 

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IJlst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Museum Schokland is on the former island of Schokland. This island in now part of the Noordoostpolder in the Netherlands. The Island used to be a fishing community until the 1840, but because it became to dangerous for people to live there due to the thread of the water, is was left to the elements. After 1945 the polder being... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

We visited Schokland as part of a family celebration. We had lunch there in the restaurant, which was fine and then were given a presentation about the site in the charming little church. The museum is rather disappointing and rather dusty!

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Billund, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I went to this museum with my grandparents. It was a nice little museum that explained both the geological and the human history of Schokland. It was really fascinating to see how people lived there once.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had seen Schokland in a couple of travel videos, so we make it part of our exploration of Flevoland. From our home base in Bunschoten-Spakenburg, we made a day trip to Urk, Schokland, and Giethoorn, doing some geocaching along the way. Schokland was quite interesting--very understated but one gets the sense of it as a fishing village surrounded by... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

A pleasant enough place to spend an hour or two if you are nearby, but as Unesco world heritage sights go this one is pretty unremarkable. The film is interesting, but the museum is then redundant, as the story of the former island really doesn't take long to tell. If you already have the Netherlands Museumkaart and can visit for... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015

Schokland is a mildly interesting preserve that features on UNESCO World Heritage list. The museum displays artifacts of ancient settlement as well as some more recent ones, there are also paths though the forest, and a tranquil if not remarkable geological garden.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

The site is a good representation of the continue fight between Dutch population and the see, giving as well some interesting historical reasons. The short movie (available not only in Dutch, but also in English, German and French) guides the visitor through the time, from ice age to now. However, the ticket was a bit too expensive for the type... More 

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