The Zuiderzeemuseum (the Museum of the Zuiderzee) : Michelin's recommendations
This attraction consists of an indoor museum (the Binnenmuseum) and an outdoor museum (the Buitenmuseum). The Binnenmuseum, whose main focus is the maritime activities of the region (fishing, navigation, commerce), occupies 12 buildings, including 17 C houses and warehouses that once belonged to the West India Company. The Buitenmuseum is a museum village devoted to daily life in the former fishing ports on the Zuiderzee (completion of the closing dyke). The 12 buildings of the Binnenmuseum (the indoor museum) are distributed around three interior courtyards. There you will find an exhibit devoted to whaling (Walvisvaart), another on old boats (Schepenhal), mainly the wooden sailboats that used to sail on the Zuiderzee, a storage area for spices (the Peperzolder) that evokes the atmosphere of an 18 C warehouse of the West India Company and other exhibits on fishing in the North Sea and the Zuiderzee, the struggle against the water and river and sea transportation. As for the Buitenmuseum (the outdoor museum), it contains more than 130 houses, workshops and shops relocated here from about 30 different places to recreate the picturesque neighborhoods of this village-museum.
- Address : Wierdijk 12-22 NL - 1601 LA Enkhuizen1601 LAEnkhuizen
- Phone : 0228351111
- Website : http://www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl
- Prices : 14 € (-12 years old 8.40 €)