In every village there used to be a smithy. In the fishing villages ther where mostly shipsmiths who mainly made anchors, weights for the fishing nets and all other sorts of fishing gear. You can see the blacksmith at work in the museum.
The children can dress up in traditional costumes and walk around the museum like that all day long. These little girls looked so cute in their costumes. I have added an old picture so you can see how they used to dress in the old days. Same costume, completely different times.
The museum was closed when I passed by here (early Saturday morning, way out of season!). Looks interesting.
The Drommedaris was built in the 16th Century as a defence structure on the southern gateway of old Enkhuizen. It is now a cultural Centre and info on whats on can be found at www.drom.nl
The Marker Harbour is a copy of a harbour built in 1830 on the island of Marken.
Its also here that you will see Fishing demonstrations.
Compagnie haven = Compagny harbour (sailboats and yaghts)
Oude haven = Old harbour
Ooster haven = Easter harbour
More information will follow later. Questions can be asked through my VT-mail.
A monument whichwas used as a prison for just 2 persons...wow.
Build in 1621, insde on every floor two cells, there are still some torcher instruments to be seen.
Zuiderzee Museum including some goats. The goats are just goats. The buildings are historical buildings that have been rebuilt on the museum grounds.
Pleasant walks along the canals in Enkhuizen. You'll notice all kinds of interesting old buildings and facades.
near the Dromedaris u will find a small building in which all kind of info is to be seen about the story of the Enkhuizer Almanak...
De Drommedaris is an old town gate, dating from 1540. It's a really impressive building, and perhaps the best-known symbol of the town. Inside is a cultural centre, with a bar.
This is the big eye catcher in Enkhuizend. Its the Dromedaris, it was once part of the fortifications. From here you walk either into the old city center or out to the harbours.
This looked so cute!!! All those little wooden shoes of the children in a row in the hallway. I almost could hear them in the classroom, saying the "aap, noot, mies".
The South Sea was converted into the IJsselmeer Lake in 1932. In this open air museum that won many European prices you can see how the South Sea coast looked before the enclosure.