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Address: Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, 1601 LA Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 228 351 111
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Zuiderzee Museum - Story of a rich culture

The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen...

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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First of all , Enkhuizen is not to be missed on any itinerary when seeking a lovely town vs city. The buildings are testament to a prosperous past and at a scale that is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an outdoor museum that features buildings from the area that have been taken down and moved to this location. There are people in period clothing demonstrating old ways of life. From the train station, guide books will tell you to buy your ticket at the Tourist Information Center. There is a sign that points the way, but all... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all , Enkhuizen is not to be missed on any itinerary when seeking a lovely town vs city. The buildings are testament to a prosperous past and at a scale that is very different from city architecture. Our visit mainly focuses on the outdoor portion. The recovery and safeguarding of all the old buildings to make the museum... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interactive outdoor museum about life in the 1900. Many things to do for children. Must ride a boat to get there from the entrance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely sunny day and a nice ferry from the station ( highly recommended) gave us high expectations. It started so well with the fish house with fantastic smoked haring ( kippers for Brits like me) a nice exhibit with interaction. Then the flooded exhibit interesting with good movies and a good story. Unfortunately downhill after that. Lots of exhibits... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting the Netherlands do not miss this fabulous outdoor museum it shows how people lived during the first part of the 20th century You can go to school visit the church work in the blacksmiths or buy authentic sweets in the sweet shop It's a one hour train journey from Amsterdam, Enkhuizen is a very old sea... More 

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Steeple Bumpstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must if you are visiting Enkuizen. Don't forget to go to the Indoor museum too. Full of beautiful boats and maritime history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. It was a very windy day and the forecast stated it might rain so we thought we'd visit this museum, only to find it was mostly an outdoor museum. Luckily the rain gods smiled on us that day and we only had two very short and very mild rain showers. This museum contains old houses... More 

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the zuiderzee museum is filled with historical facts from the Netherlands. the open-air museum, or outside museum, has shops, workshops and houses which tell the story of how people worked and lived. and, there is a special display regarding the flood of 1916. it is a must see. the indoor museum has a great collection of art from the old... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful old Dutch village,where you can walk around and explore the old houses,people,windmills and food.We reach the village from the ticket office through a ferry,where you can admire the beauty of the backwaters. Further more there are interesting things for kids like making skipping ropes and getting dressed in the traditional costumes. There is an indoor museum visit also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is about a one hour train trip from Amsterdam Centraal with trains departing every 30 minutes. We went on a Sunday and arrived late in the morning. The walk from the train station to the museum is well-signposted and a very pleasant stroll indeed. The town itself has much to offer and is very picturesque: was a major port... More 

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