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“Fabulous recreation of old Holland”

Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)
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US$30.38*
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Private Walking Tour of Enkhuizen
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Enkhuizen
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Owner description: Zuiderzee Museum - Story of a rich culture 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 into the IJsselmeer in 1932. The Zuiderzee Museum is oriented toward the history, the current situation and the future of this area. It focuses upon the themes of water, crafts and communities. This story is visualized in the Outdoor Museum with historical buildings, and in the Indoor Museum with thematic exhibitions.
Queensland, Australia
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fabulous recreation of old Holland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

The whole complex has been faithfully recreated; some buildings in fact have been moved to Enkhuizen from their original site. It is a very interesting place, with demonstrations of how to make a fishing net, a brush, how to smoke fish. It is a very pretty place too - green green grass, well-maintained buildings

Visited September 2013
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Mammoth Lakes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

A trip to the Zeider Zee Museum is well worth the effort. A fascinating re-creation of life from the past all located in one spot.The tales of hardship and their accomplishments is pretty amazing.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great outdoor/indoor museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is a wonderful museum. To see it properly you need to give it the better part of a day. There's lots to see as you wander the streets of the reconstructed fishing village, town or harbour and interact with the characters living there. Be sure to get there by taking the boat (free) from behind the town information centre near the train station in Enkhuizen. The water approach is perfect for the whole experience. Our only mistake was going on a day when we were still a bit jet-lagged and we didn't really have the legs to fully appreciate the indoor museum which completes the experience. This is a great introduction to the life of the former remote communities of the Zuidersee.

Visited September 2013
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Herzlia, Israel
2 reviews
“Day's trip to Enkhuizen open museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

A wonderful day's trip in the open museum of Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. Highly suitable for families. In a relaxed atmosphere you would pass via old dutch homes, a windmill, an original fish smoker, some kids activities along the way.

Visited August 2013
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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“very nice family attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

very interesting, lot of thing to do with children (build your own boat).
Poor food (according to non NL standards...)

Visited August 2013
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