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General information Zuiderzee Museum:
Address: Wierdijk 12-22 Enkhuizen More information: http://www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl Prices (2016): adult/child main deck € 16,- / € 10,-   Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Museum map:  
Enkhuizen – Zuiderzee Museum June 21, 2016 After our visit at the town center, we are back at the railway station. Here we take the museum boat, which brings us to the outdoor part of the Zuiderzee Museum. The Zuiderzee Museum is a cultural historic museum about the villages and people who worked and lived around the Zuiderzee. In 1932 the Afsluitdijk was built and the Zuiderzee became the IJsselmeer and Waddenzee. Beside this the government started with the impoldering of large parts of the IJsselmeer to create new land, for the villages and the people living around the Zuiderzee, this had an enormous impact. See also the maps below.
map zuiderzee map ijsselmeer
The purpose of the museum is to tell the cultural history of the people who lived at the surroundings of the Zuiderzee but it also tells us about the current water management in the context of the climate changes and rising water levels. The Zuiderzee Museum has an indoor and an outdoor part. The indoor museum is located at the Wierdijk 18 in a former VOC storehouse for pepper, the museum opened its doors in 1948. Here you will find among other things the largest collection of ships which sailed across the Zuiderzee and ships models.
windmill Zuiderzee Museum enkhuizen
Can you please explain us what the connection is between the museum and James Bond 007?  The outdoor part can only be reached by boat. Coming of the boat, it feels like you are thrown back in time. You walk through a small village, with replica and reconstructed houses, church, shops, school, farm houses, windmill etc. These buildings (130 in total) stood somewhere else at the shores of the Zuiderzee and have been removed to this museum. In the buildings you will find the original interior, so it feels really if you are visiting your great grandparents. In some buildings one can find people in traditions costumes explaining and showing ancient crafts or one is invited to participate an ancient craft.
At the fish smokehouse you can buy and eat different kind of fish. We ate a delicious traditional French fries and enjoyed the scenery. We had a really good time and after we had spent a few hours walking through the “village”, we took the boat back to the railway station.
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General information:
Zuiderzee Museum Address: Wierdijk 12-22 Enkhuizen More information: http://www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl Prices (2016): adult/child main deck € 16,- / € 10,-   Opening hours: 10am - 5pm Museum map:  
Enkhuizen – Zuiderzee Museum June 21, 2016 After our visit at the town center, we are back at the railway station. Here we take the museum boat, which brings us to the outdoor part of the Zuiderzee Museum. The Zuiderzee Museum is a cultural historic museum about the villages and people who worked and lived around the Zuiderzee. In 1932 the Afsluitdijk was built and the Zuiderzee became the IJsselmeer and Waddenzee. Beside this the government started with the impoldering of large parts of the IJsselmeer to create new land, for the villages and the people living around the Zuiderzee, this had an enormous impact. See also the maps below.
map zuiderzee map ijsselmeer
The purpose of the museum is to tell the cultural history of the people who lived at the surroundings of the Zuiderzee but it also tells us about the current water management in the context of the climate changes and rising water levels. The Zuiderzee Museum has an indoor and an outdoor part. The indoor museum is located at the Wierdijk 18 in a former VOC storehouse for pepper, the museum opened its doors in 1948. Here you will find among other things the largest collection of ships which sailed across the Zuiderzee and ships models.
windmill Zuiderzee Museum enkhuizen
Can you please explain us what the connection is between the museum and James Bond 007?  The outdoor part can only be reached by boat. Coming of the boat, it feels like you are thrown back in time. You walk through a small village, with replica and reconstructed houses, church, shops, school, farm houses, windmill etc. These buildings (130 in total) stood somewhere else at the shores of the Zuiderzee and have been removed to this museum. In the buildings you will find the original interior, so it feels really if you are visiting your great grandparents. In some buildings one can find people in traditions costumes explaining and showing ancient crafts or one is invited to participate an ancient craft.
At the fish smokehouse you can buy and eat different kind of fish. We ate a delicious traditional French fries and enjoyed the scenery. We had a really good time and after we had spent a few hours walking through the “village”, we took the boat back to the railway station.
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