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Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)

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Address: Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, 1601 LA Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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+31 228 351 111
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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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A visit to old times

This charming living-history museum includes a great collection of homes, shops and workshops originally built in places around the former Zuiderzee, then transferred to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marianne H
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Hameln, Germany
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Hameln, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This charming living-history museum includes a great collection of homes, shops and workshops originally built in places around the former Zuiderzee, then transferred to Enkhuizen. The museum gives you a fascinating overview of the simple life people used to live in the past, showing you how they worked, prepared their food, heated their homes and slept, among other things. A... More 

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La Junta, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only complaint I heard was that some of us wanted to go faster and some slower. So, go fast then go sit downstairs and have a coffee. I didn't know much about the different islands, now I do. Sometimes we didn't know which room to go to next, but it doesn't really matter, just wander. They seem to have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both the indoor museum and open air museum were fantastic. We went on a Saturday and there were so many demonstrations of making fishing nets, bristle broom making, rope making, etc. The lady in the pharmacy was very sweet when my husband was joking with her about helping him find something for his headache and fever. The lady in the... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well done presentation of life in the area in the early 20th Century. If exploring historic buildings and interacting with cast in costumes to learn about life in this era is something you like to do, this is worth the trip. The museum is beautifully assembled and cared for. The restaurant was excellent. The cast was enthusiastic and interesting.... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is of Dutch ancestry and she loved seeing what life was like in a traditional fishing village. The experience is very interactive including visiting actual houses imported from different parts of the Netherlands, audio visual material, things to try and staff acting as members of the community such as a smith, pharmacist, cooper and teacher. You can try... More 

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Gaithersburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enkhuizen is a delightful small town to visit by itself but even more so for the exceptional Zuiderzee Museum with its outdoor and indoor facilities. The outdoor village is a step back in time (think Colonial Williamsburg) not only for its buildings but for the many active craftsmen at work. Blacksmith, brush maker, fish smoker, sailmaker, cooper, rope maker and... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two museums, one indoor and one outdoor with one price for the two. The museums show the history of the area beautifully. To walk round the outdoor location and interact with the people there is a really nice touch.

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Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Maybe in the top 10 things to visit in the Netherlands.Its a daytrip to the past with its amazing buildings,gardens and stories to learn.The people that "live" there are super cool and they really make the experience magical.Just go there!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

A great day out exploring this collection of old houses. The staff were so welcoming and went out of their way to involve the kids. Making rope, eating "marzipan-pudding", dressing in traditional clothing, old-fashioned games, smoking herring, grinding coffee, and a picnic in a beautiful spot. All great memories.

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

This was a wonderful experience and we did visit quite a few open air museums in Europe! Very special Open Air Museum. You park your car, buy the tickets fort the museum and there is a museum ferry that takes you to the outdoor part a fishing village. Beautifully set up with activities for children. We went on a cloudy... More 

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