Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen

(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This museum is absolutely worth a visit. We are there already several times. Trek there for the first time for a quiet day. There are two entrances: from the parking lot at the dike (Enkh-Lelystad) you go by boat to the museum; via downtown (little parking) you come directly in the museum. There are houses in the villages around the former Zuiderzee (Southern sea) have stood still, as far as possible. Also old shops, a church, a school, a pharmacy and companies have a place here. Volunteers are used as far as possible which (in dress appropriately) show how the life and work there a hundred years ago looked like. These people remain in their role, so ask them anything about our modern times, because ' then they don't know what you're talking about '. There are changing exhibitions. Above all the recent ' flood ' was well worth it, in a street of the museum could see what the effects were. Go sure once!
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  • very nice, I wonder-mill, patios, clogs. Channel fish splashes. After visiting became host in the country cut bushes)
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  • I'm here a year ago or 14. We went with the ferry to the other side and here you'll find real life as it used to be. It is very well made and you get a good picture of life in the past around the Zuiderzee (now IJsselmeer). Absolutely do when you have a day!
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  • Great open air museum with excellent exibits. The coffee shops and restaurants are very good with nice staff.
  • Simply a fantastic experience, from the ferry to bring you there, the cute town and buildings, the friendly staff and easy going atmosphere. I absolutely loved how there were staff members 100% in character, with stories of things happening in their "daily lives" in Urk. Don't miss an opportunity to have smoked herring.
  • It is a diferent kind of museum. It is possible to view how the life was at beginning of the 20th century in a dutch fishing village.
  • Very nice museum. Both the inside and outside parts really showed allot about Dutch history concerning the old south sea. We loved it.
  • Just wonderful place. You are as in fairytale. Definitely better to use ferry to get there (it is included in ticket price)