Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen

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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. Before you head to Enkhuizen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Enkhuizen road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Enkhuizen has to offer, including Zuiderzeemuseum.
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  • Indoor museum is really good but outdoor museum is amazing! Perfect to enjoy a journey with family. Thanks! 
    Indoor museum is really good but outdoor museum is amazing! Perfect to enjoy a journey with family. Thanks!  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit with kids. You can walk around village like museum by experincing some old traditions. If you are visiting by car, after parking your car, you can reach the musuem by boat. 
    Wonderful place to visit with kids. You can walk around village like museum by experincing some old traditions. If you are visiting by car, after parking your car, you can reach the musuem by boat.  more »
  • Fun for the children and not only 😀. Our daughter loved the activities. We didn't manage to see everything and we missed the indoors museum although we came at 10 am. Not complaining, as we really... 
    Fun for the children and not only 😀. Our daughter loved the activities. We didn't manage to see everything and we missed the indoors museum although we came at 10 am. Not complaining, as we really...  more »
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  • IF THERE WAS SEVEN STARS, I WOULD RATE IT THAT GOOD. THE PEOPLE HAVE EXCELLED TO EXCELLENCE IN THERE PRESERVATION AND CARE. ALL VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF ARE SUPERB. ALL TOURIST SITES SHOULD STRIVE TO ATTAIN THIS STANDARD. WELL DONE EVERYONE WORKING HERE.
  • It was a pleasant day out, the weather was ideal, we took the boat from the parking lot to the museum and on the way back we visited the indoor museum and walked to the pickup by the train station and took the boat back to the parking lot. It is amazing how many people called these little houses home. I think going to a place like this reminds us how good we have it! The people were friendly and ready to explain their chosen specialty. I am not a museum lover, I go because my husband likes it. Two hours would have been enough for me, four was not enough for him.
  • Great way of getting an idea how people lived around the Southern Sea in the Netherlands a 100 years ago. There is a lot to see: old houses, crafts, demonstrations and shops. Also nice is the boat ride towards and from the museum which is included in the ticket. You can certainly spend several hours here.
  • Is a very nice place, just like jump into 100 years ago fish village. The indoor museum is full of knowledge about this area and the outdoor museum just amazing. I spent 4 hours there and didn’t finish it just too big. But the traditional lunch set they sell on the website is 2 sandwiches and 1 bread with 1 banana and 1 apple juice, quantity and quaility is nice but I recommend just buy food when you arrive the restaurant
  • Came there assuming that we went into a museum inside but we're happily surprised that we went on a ferry to an outside little town. It was like going back in time, like the 1900ths. We were there on the hottest day of the year, 36 degrees Celsius and almost everybody went to the beach 🏖️. So it was nice and quit. I won't tell you too much cause that will spoil your experience 😎 nice people and excellent presentations. We had an perfect day👍🏻😊

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