Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen

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.

Story of a rich culture

In 1932 the Afsluitdijk (the IJsselmeer Barrier Dam) closed off the former Zuiderzee from the North Sea, and the inland sea thus created was named IJsselmeer (in which ‘meer’ is the Dutch word for ‘lake’ and ‘IIssel’ the name of the river feeding it). The Zuiderzee Museum is oriented toward the history, the current situation and the future of this area, thereby focusing on the major themes of water, crafts and communities. This story is visualized in the Outdoor Museum with a great number of historical buildings, and in the Indoor Museum with various thematic exhibitions. Heritage, visual art, photography and design play an important role in this context.


HOW TO REACH

TIP:
From the railway station you walk along the old harbour and under the Drommedaris. You cross the white draw bridge and turn right into the curve of the route. Walk on until you reach to the wall, turn left and follow the wall until you see the entrance to the Indoor Museum on your left. The pedestrain route from the station is also shown on signs along the way.

MUSEUM FERRY:
As of Saturday 1 April 2017 the museum ferries will sail regularly to the Outdoor Museum.


ADMISSION

Prices Indoor Museum (to 31 March 2017)

Adult: € 8.00
Child from 0 to 3 years: Free
Child from 4 to 12 years: € 4.00
Cultural Youth Passport & students: € 4.00
I amsterdam City Card/ Annual Museum Card holders: Free


Prices Outdoor Museum (1 April 2017 to 29 October 2017)

Adult: € 16.00
Child from 0 to 3 years: Free
Child from 4 to 12 years: € 10.00
Family rate (2 adults + 2 children to 12 yrs): € 40.00
Cultural Youth Passport & students: € 10.00
I amsterdam City Card/ Annual Museum Card holders: Free
Friends of the Zuiderzee Museum: Free
Parking: € 5.00


VISITOR INFO

OPENING HOURS: next days Tue  10:00-17:00
Wed  10:00-17:00
Thu  10:00-17:00
Fri  10:00-17:00
Sat  10:00-17:00
Sun  10:00-17:00
Mon  10:00-17:00
Tue  10:00-17:00

ADDRESS:
Wierdijk 12 - 22
1601 LA Enkhuizen
North Holland
Netherlands

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