Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen

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History Museum Historic Site
Zuiderzeemuseum displays the history of the people who lived along the shore of the Zuiderzee before it transformed into the IJsellmeer. For centuries the Zuiderzee operated as a key shipping port. However, in 1932 the Afsluitdijk, or IJsellmeer Barrier Dam, closed off the saltwater inlet known as Zuiderzee, and turned it into the freshwater lake known as IJsellmeer. The open-air museum covers 6 hectares (15 acres) and presents a way of life that has since disappeared. Explore the small fishing village with authentic buildings from the region, including a church, fish-curing shed, mill, cheese warehouse, shops, and homes. Visit the indoor portion of the museum to see the largest collection of wooden ships in the country, as well as photography and traditional costumes. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Zuiderzeemuseum by using our Enkhuizen travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Zuiderzee Museum is a wonderful place in which you experience traditional Dutch village life from past centuries.  more »
  • We had won tickets to a Web site for this museum. By boat from the station of fun. The museum is beautiful and worth visiting, very nice that you may look in many houses and gardens are beautiful. A few minor downsides are there though. Even though I know that running on volunteers and those difficult to find nowadays, the staff something. For example the Lady in the pharmacy had a rather aggressive way of approaching and a tour. At the time she raised her voice on that one is not watched quite irritated, despite that she had not asked for the given explanation. In addition, our maps of the old house style with correct date. The Lady at the entrance of the Museum did to let us a long time, having first to be her discontent about our "old maps" that at least another 5 months. Kindness is all in a day out, the people are elated and joyful, access them.
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  • From the parking lot by boat to the museum is already nice and then it begins the net. The collection of old cottages give a nice picture of what life around the Zuiderzee there used to be. The demonstrations of old crafts are fun to see.
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  • One of my favourite Dutch museums in the area. It's outdoors and has a lot of reenactment in the small village. They collected scenery all throughout the North of the Netherlands and rebuilt it here. It's a lot of fun just wandering around, talking to various specialists, and they also do special thematic festivals. Easy to reach from the station of Enkhuizen.
  • Zuiderzeemuseum is one great museum which you can experience Dutch culture and history. The museum has 2 parts which is indoor and outdoor. I come here by ship after I watched the steam tram from Medemblik. You can understand Dutch life from last century when you walk down the street inside the museum. When you leave outdoor museum, turn left and go down the road. You will find indoor museum there. So you should always keep your ticket and do not throw it away when you are in outdoor part.
  • Totally awesome, can recommend to both those who have kids and who don't. Museum card is working here. Also try smoked fish and if you're with kid do clomp-boat workshop.
  • Nice for children. If you like history, you should go there. In this museum you can see how The Netherlands has change through time.
  • Very nice ancient (1880-1932) rebuild villages which where situated around what is now the IJselmeer.

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