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Museum Schokland, Emmeloord

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  • Quite surprising to here to go along detour to get to your destination or when you are in the area. It is very nice just to the side of the main road. Via a driveway to get to the open air museum where you have a good impression chalk dmv location and explanation that dmv written text everywhere the story told by museum schokland. It gives a good picture of the situation and the small church is both as the cottages with many photos of the then residents really worth to... A worth a break stops. You can take a tea in the small restaurant ....
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  • Delicious seated on the terrace with a view over the country and the small church on schokland. Nice, friendly service. The cake was excellent and the cappuccino was very tasty with the caramel flavour. A wonderful opportunity to interrupt your bike ride for all this!
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  • In the middle of the noordoostpolder is a mystery: the former island of schokland. An archaeological monument full of beautiful natural resources. A place between land and water, where for centuries people lived. Always in conflict with nature. Because of the archaeological wealth and history is not the area in 1995 for nothing if 1st heritage of Netherlands on the famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Former island in the Zuiderzee schokland is a former island in the Zuiderzee. Since the 1st really reclamation of a polder in the Netherlands (the noordoostpolder) in 1942 makes schokland part of the Mainland of the province of Flevoland. Schokland is located between the villages of Nagele and Ens at the N352. A beautiful area of expanses and ultimate culture and exceptional residents. Exceptional selected residents from every corner of Netherlands who settled here in the Emergency oostpolder to model by Dr. Steinmetz. It's also nice that such 1st World Heritage from the Netherlands in this rich (polder) environment is located. In Museum is the history of the former island of schokland visible. To the beginning of the 19th century was talked out of the Islands Emmeloord and Ens, with which the same island referred to was. Emmeloord included the northern part and fell under Holland, Ens included the southern part and fell under Overijssel. Museum schokland is a nice starting point for a bike ride on schokland, the surrounding area and a part of the noordoostpolder. There are different routes ranging in distance. Trek to visit schokland so some extra time off. At the museum you can rent a bicycle (tip: book them in advance). You will not be disappointed by what you are about to see. If you this summary/summary for a quick review on price please click the ' set useful voice '. Who more of this beautiful place schokland, his wealth, his environment and the noordoostpolder wants to know can continue reading. The surface geology of the schokland is grey, Sandy Flint rich Boulder clay as a remnant of glacial till, on which also Texel, Urk and Emmen are, from the Saalian of 150,000 years ago. During the last ice age is this covered with a layer of shifting sands, although in Schokkerbos the Boulder clay still as a bump on the surface. On the South and North respectively flowed the river IJssel and Vecht River dune arise whereby there is of the sand which is by the predominant westerly winds from the surrounding riverbeds is opgestoven. The dune along the trench of the Fighting can be found on the rich archaeological site the sand. These different layers are on a wonderfully simple way in the museum explained: by a cabinet with six drawers, with each tray is filled with one geological era during the Holocene is a layer of two to five meters on the sea level rise, veen arise under the influence of that led to peat formation in a large area in and around the current IJsselmeer. Up to 1200 years ago is this process here. Schokland is the only remaining former peat island in the former Zuiderzee and thereby of great geomorphological and pedological value. The oldest records of islands in the present IJsselmeer (the peat rest schokland and Urk the Boulder clay-opduiking) date back to Roman times. Temporary exhibition ' face to face ' at the time of visit there was the temporary exhibition ' eye to eye: life-like animals from the prehistoric times '. The exhibition is a collection of the work of R.k Bakker. This Rotterdam artist for many years, is internationally appreciated for his very realistic reconstructions of prehistoric animals. With this exhibition as a visitor you stand face to face with a cave bear, woolly rhinoceros or least. The animals seem so lifelike that the various geological era even better. Clearance In 1855 was because of the country exit South neighborhood evacuated. Because of the insecure situation and because the conservation of the island was too expensive, became in 1859 on the orders of King William III the whole island evacuated. Reason for the evacuation was also the poverty; the fishing was starting from the beginning of the 19th century hardly viable and schokland was the poorest municipality of the Netherlands. Regularly there were collections for the Shock. -Breeding on the island would also have played a role. On 1 March 1859 made Mayor Gerrit Jan Gillot on billboards at the Town Hall of the schokland known that the residents had to leave the island within four months. Lived there at that time approximately 650 people. Although a large majority of the population was Catholic Island, evacuated but a small part of the inhabitants to the Catholic Volendam. Most moved to Vollenhove and to the village of Brunnepe near Kampen, where Saad neighborhood was built. A part of this Saad neighborhood is reconstructed in the Zuiderzee museum in Enkhuizen. The Catholic Church of Emmeloord was demolished stone by stone and rebuilt almost exactly in Ommen. If you appreciate this review please click the ' voice ' to useful.
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  • Although Schokland is a very significant place, you have to really understand the history to appreciate it. Luckily there are quite a few signs and information booths across the site to tell you more. It is a very pleasant place just to walk around and it was nice and quiet on the day that I visited. The museum was closed because it's only open during peak seasons, but it is still worth a visit, partly because of its World Heritage Site status.
  • Cute little museum in the middle of nowhere. Big minus point for the coffee though, don't drink it!
  • Decent food at a nice place, but the waiters were quite unprofessional.
  • Interesting story of an old Dutch area
  • Dutch heritage

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