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Address: Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +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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So much to see

What a fascinating and well put together experience. So much to see. One day they are going to need a bigger plot !, but then it is Holland, so maybe they can `acquire' a bit more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil M
Old Colwyn, null, United Kingdom
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Old Colwyn, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fascinating and well put together experience. So much to see. One day they are going to need a bigger plot !, but then it is Holland, so maybe they can `acquire' a bit more dry land ! A very interesting day out - recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you come to visit Amsterdam, do not forget to go up to Hoorn and Enkhuizen the most authentical harbours from the Hollands Glory. The Zuiderzeemuseum let you discover in one afternoon how life tough but natural was in the years around 1900. So magical to see how people could work in this time, once relaxed and hard in the... More 

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Ghaxaq, MALTA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family while on holiday in the Netherlands. A place where you can take nice photos od dutch landscape.

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Nice museum with al culture from the cities surrounding the Ijsselmeer. At first it's a bit of a puzzle to find the right rooms inside due to the different buildings being connected. Strange there is no restrooms near the large locker room. You first have to go up with the stairs, there's no elevator, and then down at the other... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This museum has a large outdoor part with houses in styles from around the Zuiderzee. Old crafts are practiced there. I was here on a rainy day, so I did not get to enjoy this part much. Indoors there is also an interesting collection. Especially the boat hall is nice. There's also traditional clothing and many other traditional things from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We visited here with the Iamsterdam card. We spent a full day here. From the station at Enkhuizen it was only a short walk to the museum. We went on the IAmsterdam card so it was free for us. This was a great indoor museum however there was a more spectacular outdoor museum just a few yards down the road.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great open air museum depicting past life in the little villages surrounding the Zuiderzee. Actors take their parts very seriously, dressing in period costumes and giving you a taste of what their daily lives would have looked like then. Well worth a visit. We've also been in the indoor part of the museum and it is also very interesting. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

An amazing assortment of traditional craftsmanship on display, lovely timberwork, well worth a visit, we went with a tour group, so cannot remember if there was an entry fee

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This attraction really needs more than a day to go round to see it all. A parking charge is levied here as well as an entrance charge but the visit starts with a ferry trip over from the museum entrance to the working village itself. Here just about everything is labelled in English as well as Dutch so there is... More 

Thank Des H
Middelbeers, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We visit the museum with 4 persons (all adults) and liked it very much. The outdoor part is the most interesting part of the museum and you can spend easy 3 to 5 hours in the outdoor part of the museum. The indoor part of the museum is situated a few hundred meters from the outdoor part and is less... More 

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