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“Day's trip to Enkhuizen open museum”

Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)
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Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen Admission Ticket
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$33.35*
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Private Walking Tour of Enkhuizen
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$60.03*
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Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen including Round-Trip Train Ride from Amsterdam
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Enkhuizen
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

A wonderful day's trip in the open museum of Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. Highly suitable for families. In a relaxed atmosphere you would pass via old dutch homes, a windmill, an original fish smoker, some kids activities along the way.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

very interesting, lot of thing to do with children (build your own boat).
Poor food (according to non NL standards...)

Thank VirginiaM
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We went several times to this museum. Not only with our family, but also with out friends from abroad. They all found it very interesting and loved to learn something about the history of the Netherlands,. It feels like walking in the past, because museum volunteers are acting like they are really living there and they talk to you about expecting their husbands home ehile they are preparing his food, etc.
There is a big parking place in front of the main entrance and you are going with a small ferry to the museum town. No problem for wheelchairs too.

When you have the time, and it is not raining, please go to visit this museum. You really will not regret it!

1  Thank linette d
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The outdoor part of this museum is fascinating, especially if you have an interest in old houses. Museum volunteers dress in olden times costumes and even act like they're living in those houses. For example, in two of the houses i wandered into, actors were having meals that looked like they had been cooked in the house (probably was!). The food looked and smelt delicious.

Unfortunately, the actors did not speak English, and I, Dutch, so I was unable to ask them questions about the houses and the environment.

There was also a staged village dance on the day I was there.

The indoor museum was another piece of work. It was lively and entertaining and captured the history of the area in a fun way. For example, when i was there, the museum was holding a temporary exhibition featuring the sociology of gossip and its value to the villagers in that area. There was another temporary exhibition on how the people in this area had fun in the past. Rousing carnival music was piped into the hall which held exhibits including two dodgem cars recreating a funfair atmosphere. Most fun.

Give the outdoor and indoor museum an entire day to to justice to the exhibits. We arrived at the outdoor part at about noon and could not finish viewing the indoor museum later on which was quite a wasted opportunity given the efforts put in.

Thank KY T
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you are in the North of Holland, this is a must visit attraction. From the moment you get off the train, or park your car (I've done both) it's efficiency as you pass through the modern reception area and buy your tickets. You have short boat trip (wheelchair accessible) and as you cross the water you are transported back in time to Holland unspoiled by the technological age. It is a beautiful serene place to wander and explore. The first time in 2009, I went alone and I just wandered around, the second time this year, I was pushing a wheelkchair and my advice would be to follow the routes on the free map you receive with your admission. You will still see pretty much all the impirtant features although of course there are one or two places that are more difficult. The fishing village and the herring smoking is particularly interesting, as is the laundry. I would also recommend the appelgebak at the small cafe overlooking the dyke.
The indoor museum is equally fascinating.
This is a real value for money attraction and one you can return to over and over again.

1  Thank BobGraham1973
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