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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  • August 16, 2017
    Fishing village perfectly reconstructed with typical shops and activities during the festival commemorates the life of staff time
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  • August 15, 2017
    We were last at this museum dedicated to the Dutch tradition and customs and habits of the past. It has been recreated a village with houses brought from all over the Netherlands and are represented some scenes of country life and rural. There are also numerous workshops for children and an area dedicated to old Dutch games. Let half a day to visit it and you'll be satisfied especially if traveling with children
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  • August 15, 2017
    Super fun, according to my son by nine. Especially the old Dutch games. There is much to do and learn.
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  • May 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    Nice for children. If you like history, you should go there. In this museum you can see how The Netherlands has change through time.
  • June 20, 2017
    Very nice ancient (1880-1932) rebuild villages which where situated around what is now the IJselmeer.

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