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Heaven for anyone who loves beach combing

We LOVED this museum. It’s slightly crazy and untidy in places but that is part of its charm... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Ossrivenland
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St. Davids, United Kingdom
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An amazing collection - a reminder of the awesome power of the sea

So many shipwrecks from such a small island! Many of the pieces of wreckage or flotsam accompanied... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Tim F
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We LOVED this museum. It’s slightly crazy and untidy in places but that is part of its charm. Visually mesmerising to see the beauty of turquoise coppers, twisted rusty metal and rows of glass etc. An artist’s dream. Favourite exhibit was the messages in bottles. Sat and read them all and was amused and moved in equal measure.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

So many shipwrecks from such a small island! Many of the pieces of wreckage or flotsam accompanied by photos or news clippings.

And for those whose attention wanders after a few minutes of printed words (think teenage boys), there are strategically places games to play all the way around and a large play area at the end.

There is so much to see that it is actually a bit overwhelming - I think it's the kind of place one needs to visit a few times to absorb most of it (entrance is pretty reasonable for the level of entertainment/enjoyment).

There's a café serving snacks - we didn't try anything because we were still very full from lunch at Restaurant Worsteltent just a few minutes cycling away.

I will definitely be back - so will the children who exclaimed "why do the Netherlands have such great museums?!"

1  Thank Tim F
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We spent a good couple of hours here. Fascinating finds from shipwrecks, old houses to look in, windmill, beachcombers collection. There were people carrying out fishing related activities such as rope making, making nets and smoking fish . Interesting to see and you could eat the smoked fish which was delicious! Nice cafe area too.

Thank cozg
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

This museum tells you all about the history and present life of beachcombers. beachcombers like in history is luckuly over but still stranded boats are raided all over the world. This museum has many objects that has been given to them by hobbyist beachcombers. Surely worth a visit

2  Thank gejo-fototeam
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This plac looks like a junkyard but it tells the history of the island Texel and the maritime findings. They have a lot of item coming from shipwreks over many years. The film telling how they got to it are very interesting. This museum is a must when you visit Texel.

Thank JBlommaert
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This lovely place tells you the history of Strand Jutten.
It's a must see when one is on the island, then you'll understand the life on the island a bit more. You'll see a variaty of goods wich have been found on the beeches of Texel.

Thank Huurman1968
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Great place to waste hours if you want to.
Beside all the funny and special beach combing jutter - It gives a deep inside on the life at the sea and stories behind... mostly in Dutch language but everyone was helping to translate if asked for.... so many real and authebtic artefacts from a set of 70TV's swept ashore to German football "barbies" :-)

I much like those non-professional and super styled and mega curated museum but the reality.

Thank JoergAsia
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We had a lovely cycle to De Koog to see the museum which is full of odd things that have washed up on the shore of the Island over the years. There is plenty to see.

Thank SteveCoulson
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a brilliant place to visit. Really interesting for children and adults to see what has been collected fr

Thank Annacp73
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We (two adults of 31 and 48) did not enjoy this place as much as others here on this site did. The museum objects aren't that intrestingly arranged, the scraps of newspaper cutting that can be found on several spots look old fashioned and not inviting to read. Snacks are limited in the lunch room (that came with a real mouse). The personel really is friendly and we can imagine that small children will like to play here.

Thank Yvonne-Posthuma
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