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Address: Wierdijk 12-22 | 1601 la Enkhuizen, 1601 LA 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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My favorite open-air museum

Open-air museum with authentic old Dutch houses, church, windmill, school and shops. A must visit when in Holland. Only 1 hour from Amsterdam. Great museum for kids too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, Europe
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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Open-air museum with authentic old Dutch houses, church, windmill, school and shops. A must visit when in Holland. Only 1 hour from Amsterdam. Great museum for kids too.

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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You get to the open air museum by ferry. Tickets are from the main entrance which also has much information. Be sure to watch the rope makers and taste the smoked fish. YUMMY. Dutch dressed in old traditional clothes of the era. Wonderful old buildings from parts of the region donated and lovingly rebuild as they once stood. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Cute village with a lot of attraction. Live music. Food outside. Huge port, a lot of small cute houses.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of artificial and authentic at the same time, the Zuiderzee Museum is a town frozen in time, abandoned after a flood 100 years ago. Other historic buildings were added to the town, and now it is a living testament to what life was like in small-town Holland in the early 20th Century. Prepare to do lots of walking, take... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a damp/wet day and were dodging showers, but there was a lot to see in the outdoor museum and it was more than enough to keep your mind off the weather. Walking round the village area is very atmospheric, it really does feel authentic, which is difficult to achieve in these types of reconstructions. The buildings had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent in the museum at least 5 hours. My husband really loved this place and din't miss any house. Children loved to play games.

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Brest, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and vast outdoor and indoor museum. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to visit the indoor part or the town, as we took the boat from Stavoren (leaves at 10.10) and back (16.00 for the shuttle ferry and 16.30 for the boat). Very educational site, with all the exhibits explained well in English. As other people mentioned, the characters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My extended family (ages ranging 4- 74) and I spent a day here and could have come back for a second day. This entire village is set up with real houses and buildings from the past and is so incredibly engaging. The folks working there are knowledgeable and friendly, and most are happy to share insight in English! There is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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