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Tickets for Zuiderzeemuseum

Sail through Dutch maritime history in a reconstruction of coastal village life

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Opening hours
Indoor Museum
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Outdoor Museum
Today:  Closed
Tomorrow:  Closed
Friday:  Closed
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
  • Learn all about the history and culture of the quintessentially Dutch Zuiderzee region
  • Browse 17th-century buildings in the indoor museum and see the ship hall – filled with beautifully restored fishing and recreational vessels
  • In the summer you can explore a quirky recreation of traditional Dutch village life in the immersive outdoor museum, full of original buildings and actors in period costume

Set sail for some Dutch maritime history! Enkhuizen's Zuiderzeemuseum tells the stories and shares the culture of the people who used to live on the shores of the south sea. With indoor and outdoor exhibitions, you can literally walk through a piece of history – full steam ahead!

In 1932, the Dutch government built the Afsluitdijk dam, which cut off the Zuiderzee region from the North Sea and split it into two parts – the IJsselmeer and the Waddenzee. This famous museum looks back to a time before this monumental construction, preserving the uniquely Dutch culture and customs of a bygone era.

In the indoor museum, you can see original and reconstructed 17th-century buildings, packed with artifacts, costumes, and hands-on exhibitions. Don't miss the giant ship hall, where you can get close to restored fishing and recreational ships from the past.

Summer visitors can explore the outdoor museum's recreation of a traditional Zuiderzee village, with an authentic church, fisherman's shop, windmill, drugstore, houses, and actors in period costume engaged in smoking herring, fixing their nets and other quotidian activities. They're happy to teach you too!

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What's included
  • Entrance to the Zuiderzeemuseum
  • Small boat tours around the museum's canals (if available)
  • Parking (available for an extra fee)
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance to have it scanned
  • If you come by car, go to the 'Entreepaviljoen' entrance; by train, go to the VVV; and by bike, take the 'Stadsingang'

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

12 - 22,Wierdijk, 1601 LA, Enkhuizen
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Wheelchair accessible
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Getting There

  • Train to Enkhuizen Station + a 15-minute walk. Follow the signs for Zuiderzeemuseum
  • During summer season (April - October), ferries leave from behind the Tourist Information Center (VVV) opposite Enkhuizen Train Station to the Outdoor Museum. Buy your tickets for the ferry at the VVV
  • Car: Most parking places in the centre of Enkhuizen are reserved for permit holders. This is why we advise you to park your car on the large parking lot at the entrance pavilion on the edge of Enkhuizen
Apr 19, 2018
Beautiful outdoor museum! It was very nice to visit all the different old houses, see the smith working, take the free boat tour around the canals and hear the stories of the would-be old inhabitants of the village. Ah! And the smoked fish was delicious.
Dec 20, 2018
Er was deze keer een tentoonstelling over de diverse sociale bezigheden rond de zuiderzee. Voetbalclub, fanfare etc. De uitleg met de audiotour was heel leuk en prettig. Ook de rest van het museum was de moeite waard
Sep 15, 2018
een erg leuk uitje voor zowel jong als oud
Aug 19, 2018
Wir hatten einen Aufenthalt von ca.2 Stunden geplant, daraus sind dann 5 Stunden
geworden und wir haben wahrscheinlich noch nicht alles gesehen.Sehr schöne
Anlage, in der man einen guten Einblick erhielt,wie die Menschen früher lebten.
Jul 9, 2018
Molto interessante
Jun 27, 2018
Super gut! Das war ein toller Ausflug...
Jun 4, 2018
Een zeer informatief museum.kom er beslist nog eens terug.
May 21, 2018
Hele gezellige middag gehad met gasten uit Australië bij het Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. Echt een aanrader voor zowel toeristen als voor ons zelf. Je gaat 100 jaar terug in de tijd!
May 13, 2018
Het was een heel fijne dag voor jong en oud. Veel te zien en te doen! Minpunt was het vertrekpunt buiten Enkhuizen. Het was voor ons niet duidelijk dat we daar moesten parkeren en met de overigens gratis boot, naar het museum moesten. Eenmaal gevonden was het een leuk extraatje.
May 12, 2018
Bijzondere dag, goed opgezet buiten museum, veel te zien en te doen.
Gezellige mensen. Nederland 100 jaar terug!

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