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The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen revives the stories of people who once lived on the shores of the Zuiderzee. See, hear, taste and smell everyday life around the Zuiderzee as it was before the Afsluitdijk (IJsselmeer Barrier Dam) changed the sea...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wierdijk 12-22, 1601 LA Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
All reviews outdoor museum zuiderzee museum open air fishing village day trip herring train station living history boat ride zuider zee whole family on site post office well worth the visit sunny day parking lot great for kids
This is an incredible set up with the original fishing village and people walking around and working in period clothing. It really shows the kind of lifestyle back in the day when it was an important little fishing village. You get to see a man...More
So much fun. The people in this museum village dress and live the Netherlands' history of the past 300+ years. The houses come from different areas where they were dismantled and rebuild on the present site. Plenty to see and do and all the museum...More
This place is brilliant.
People who are dressed up as if they lived many years ago. Wasn't sure if it's real or not. It certainly seemed real.
Scottish caught herring smoked Dutch style as kippers were delicious.
This living museum brought to life the social history of the Zuiderzee over the past 400 years. Allow at least half a day to see everything and another half to visit the covered collection, perhaps including a walking tour of Enkhuizen.
Well worth a visit!
Such great fun! It’s a fantastic place to visit both with and without children, but if you have children with you, the fun is doubled. Younger kids can dress up in the traditional clothes of the area, play with nostalgic toys and games and run...More
We spent close to 3 hours wandering around the very interesting exhibits. We would strongly recommend particularly if you have young children. However there were plenty of visitors like ourselves who were there without any younger family members. Well worth a visit.
The Zuiderzeemuseum is a reconstruction of an imaginary dutch village from the beginning of the 20th century. Houses and buildings from different locations in the Netherlands have been transported here to recreate the charming atmosphere of that period. You'll find the patisserie, the blacksmith, the...More
Starts with a short boat trip that takes you to a small town where it looks like time stood still since early 1900's . Small stores, homes and businesses like in the old days. Fun projects and games for kids. And kids can build their...More
I had no idea about this open air museum. In theory we were coming back by boat after a very nice steam train ride, when we were told that Zuiderzeemuseum was on the way back. It was really great. My children played all around and...More
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Since most of the buildings are from early 1900s (narrow hallways), and a number of them have steps up into them, many will not be wheelchair accessible, but they have enough going on outside of the buildings where that may... More
Since most of the buildings are from early 1900s (narrow hallways), and a number of them have steps up into them, many will not be wheelchair accessible, but they have enough going on outside of the buildings where that may not be an issue. The inside portion has elevators and ramps to assist those with wheelchairs. If my memory serves me right, the paths are smooth for wheelchair though they have a couple of "steepish" inclines for you to push the wheelchair up and down since they are trying to show what the mounds used to look like when they were protecting their homes from the sea and some of the parts of the old towns are on those mounds, which can be a little steep.
As mentioned above, you need to change trains in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Trains for Sloterdijk leave every 30 minutes, with destination Amersfoort Vathorst. The first one you might catch is at 8.29 am. In Sloterdijk take the... More
As mentioned above, you need to change trains in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Trains for Sloterdijk leave every 30 minutes, with destination Amersfoort Vathorst. The first one you might catch is at 8.29 am. In Sloterdijk take the train with destination Enkhuizen . Total journey should last 1.09 hours.
Enkhuizen itself is a nice town with old buildings. If you have some spare time, the places of Hoorn and Koog aan de Zaan are worth visiting, along the trajectory of the train. Koog aan de Zaan has nice Dutch scenery, with at least 4 green windmills in one view. Looks great with a blue sky, I'm not sure how it looks with a grey sky. Hoorn is a historic place with a fabulous tower at the waterside, and the historic wooden ship De Halve Maen. There's also a great museum about the Dutch East Indies Company - though that may not be suitable for young children.