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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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Great museum for kids and adults

This is a lovely museum. For kids, adults, travellers and native Dutchies. Great to learn the history of the fishing men and women. You can arrive with a boat and upon arrival you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum. For kids, adults, travellers and native Dutchies. Great to learn the history of the fishing men and women. You can arrive with a boat and upon arrival you can see, hear and feel the sea, fish and 'old' way of living. Visit the old houses and learn about history. The flooding of the village is... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

So this museum is actually a little village that you get to walk through with authentic old cobble stone streets, old buildings to show you how they used to live and also some info about the floods that the Netherlands used to have and the things they are now doing to prevent that from happening again. Best to go on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is another one of my most favourite museums in the Netherlands. The Zuiderzeemuseum has two parts, one indoor and the outdoor. I especially love the outdoor museum, a collection of historical buildings which tells the history of the people living around the Zuiderzee. Culture, everyday life, work, wonderfully and lively illustrated. Best experienced on a sunny day - but... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We loved browsing around the different houses and stores. We got there of season and appreciated that it was less crowed than the last time we were there. It's great to see the people restoring the old times including laundry and cooking. We got some lovely sun and enjoyed every minute of the walk around.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We were there in the month of september with very nice weather. This is really one of the most beautiful open air musea we visited. It gives really a very good impression of the dutch way of life of the beginning of the 20th century. First you have a short boat trip (15 mn} to arrive at the entrance. Return... More 

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 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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