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Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)

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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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Wonderful place to spend the day. Free parking next to the train station and I recommend taking the ferry boat to the island instead of the walk. This is a living museum so it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to spend the day. Free parking next to the train station and I recommend taking the ferry boat to the island instead of the walk. This is a living museum so it is like stepping back in time; 1900-1920. They also have the largest collection of boats, an additional charge for this museum. There are crafts for the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the attractions in the Netherlands that you absolutely have to visit. You are transported to a bygone time of simplicity and the early life of the Dutch people comes to life in this exceptional museum. Covering a very large area this is not a hit-and-run type of visit - you need to put at least half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A museum village which replicates the architecture and atmosphere of a 19th century fishing village, Zuidereemuseum is very well done! People are in period costume. It gave us a wonderful picture of the Dutch culture, activities and hardships of this area. You begin walking through the village after a flood, then tour through a typical fisherman's house, a church, schoolhouse,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A jump, century back in the past, to discover the way of leaving of what Holland was, a fantastic country of people sharing their life with water and with wind, trying to live together with both. This unique place in Holland is a concentrate of skills, traditions, arts, whose memory has not to be lost. Hence the mission of this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about half a day here but could easily have spent longer. It is a place where you can learn a lot but it doesn't feel like a boring history lesson. There are lots of hands on things for kids to do. The chance for kids to dress up in traditional costume is great.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a Summer's day, plan to be there for the whole day. There are so many details of life, work and living in the area over the last 100 years. There are so many activities and sometimes boat trips. Plenty of food and drink, as well as picnic places by the water. Entertaining and educational.

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This charming little town in northern Holland charms in many ways, but leave a good part of the day for both the open air and indoor museum. The open air village is a snapshot in time, and you will want to amble through all of it.

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 August 18, 2016 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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