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Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen Admission Ticket
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Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen Admission Ticket
from $19.02*
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“open air”(19 reviews)
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...more
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Wierdijk 12-22, 1601 LA Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
+31 228 351 111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This living museum brought to life the social history of the Zuiderzee over the past 400 years. Allow at least half a day to see everything and another half to visit the covered collection, perhaps including a walking tour of Enkhuizen. Well worth a visit!

Thank LizTony2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such great fun! It’s a fantastic place to visit both with and without children, but if you have children with you, the fun is doubled. Younger kids can dress up in the traditional clothes of the area, play with nostalgic toys and games and run...More

Thank ruth e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent close to 3 hours wandering around the very interesting exhibits. We would strongly recommend particularly if you have young children. However there were plenty of visitors like ourselves who were there without any younger family members. Well worth a visit.

Thank cjd0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zuiderzeemuseum is a reconstruction of an imaginary dutch village from the beginning of the 20th century. Houses and buildings from different locations in the Netherlands have been transported here to recreate the charming atmosphere of that period. You'll find the patisserie, the blacksmith, the...More

Thank holmes1995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Starts with a short boat trip that takes you to a small town where it looks like time stood still since early 1900's . Small stores, homes and businesses like in the old days. Fun projects and games for kids. And kids can build their...More

Thank Yoli W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had no idea about this open air museum. In theory we were coming back by boat after a very nice steam train ride, when we were told that Zuiderzeemuseum was on the way back. It was really great. My children played all around and...More

Thank amvnierop
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Great place to do something cultural, but at the same time spent some time outside. All houses are relatively good preserved. Nice demonstrations about how things used to be in the days.

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Easy to get here by a one hour train trip from the Amsterdam central train station. Trains leave about every 30 minutes. Well worth your time. Get your entry ticket to the museum from the tourist office a short distance from the train station. You...More

Thank Bicycle-AP
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Our whole family loved this place! It’s like stepping back in history. Walking through homes in villages and seeing how common people used to live. They also have live demonstrations around, a free ride on the canals and heaps more. Highly recommended for any age.

1  Thank VANDIES
Reviewed July 24, 2018

What an amazing place. Windmills and complete everyday life from centuries past all brought together in one huge village. Recreated fishing village with on-site netmaker, bakeries, post office, schoolrooms, houses of all classes, communal working laundry, cheese shops, barber shops, etc. etc. etc. and if...More

2  Thank Dianne R
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August 24, 2018|
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Response from holmes1995 | Reviewed this property |
I would say at least 2 hours and a half
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October 30, 2016|
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Response from kawliganz | Reviewed this property |
Since most of the buildings are from early 1900s (narrow hallways), and a number of them have steps up into them, many will not be wheelchair accessible, but they have enough going on outside of the buildings where that may... More
December 21, 2015|
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Response from RHAHJ | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned above, you need to change trains in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Trains for Sloterdijk leave every 30 minutes, with destination Amersfoort Vathorst. The first one you might catch is at 8.29 am. In Sloterdijk take the... More