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    history of the Sea

    by Igraine Updated Apr 4, 2014

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    The Zuiderzee musuem consist of two parts an indoor and an outdoormuseum. Due to the weather we didnt see the outdoor part. This is the nicest part though. There they have rebuild the houses and dwellings from about 1850 - 1930, to show us how it was. Because when the Afsluit dijk closed in 1932, the old life vanished quickly. In the summer time, people are "living" in this village.

    The indoor museum is also interesting and shows us, the struggle against the water, some whaling history and other shipping history.

    See more pictures in my t-logue.

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    Flessenscheepjes (ships in bottles) museum

    by catnl Updated Jun 13, 2003

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    Flessenscheepjes Museum

    Spuihuisje, thats were the biggest collection of ship-inbottles from all over the world can be seen.
    Daily opened :10.00hrs in the morning

    Het Spuihuisje dates from 17th. century.
    This museum has a permanent videopresentation and sometimes u can see a shipbuilder at work:-)

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    VVV City guide

    by catnl Updated Jul 11, 2007

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    Enkhuizen VVV cityguide

    My daughter surprised her partner and his family , my son and i with a Citytour by a VVV touristguide through their city and i must say i never know much about Enkhuizen beside The Enkhuizer Almanak, now i find it a very attractive city to visit with all its old architecture and history back to the 12th century. We learned a lot thanx to the guide who was a great storyteller.
    The VVV office is located next to the trainstation

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    Tourist Office & Harbour

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2009

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    On arriving by Train from Hoorn, My 1st destination was the Tourist (VVV) office, which is located on the right side of the Harbour as you walk out the train station. Here I picked up a brochure (it was only written in Dutch) but it had a good map with all the importantsites & there locations in it.
    The Harbour is very pretty, and here I saw this Paddle steamer. I have tried to find details on it, but can't, so if anybody knows the history on it, please drop me a line. It was beautiful!

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    Multi-media journey through the Netherlands

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is fun!

    Your day begins at Waterlooplein in Amsterdam where a very special attraction awaits you: Holland Experience. When you arrive at 10 AM you are greeted with a cup coffee or tea and then conducted to an aircraft seat mounted on a moving platform. Then it's fasten seatbelts for a genuinely 'sensational' tour of the many faces of Holland. As you whizz through the Dutch landscape you will smell the fragrant bulb fields, feel the swell of the Waddenzee and sample the carefree atmosphere of Dutch ice culture. All this and more courtesy of multi-dimensional film and theatre techniques, smell and sound effects.

    After the performance you make your way by car or public transport to the Zuiderzeemuseum arriving around 1 PM, in perfect time to sit down to a delectable lunch in the museum restaurant, Het Amsterdamse Huis. The rest of the afternoon you are free to explore the indoor and outdoor museums on your own.

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    ZUIDERZEEMUSEUM

    by balhannah Updated Jul 7, 2009

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    This is one EXCELLENT MUSEUM.
    It is what I call an open-air Museum. Here you will find 130 complete old authentic Industries, Church, School, Homes, Farms, a Fishing Village all recreated so that you can see how people lived from 1880 - 1930, in the Zuiderzee region. They are all decorated in the Period Style. You can also see Craftsmen working at their industries. Sometimes they are dressed in Dutch traditional clothes.
    This is a large museum to walk around, and it takes quite a while if you have a proper look at all the buildings.

    It is open daily from 10 - 5pm
    ADMISSION in 2009 13euro adults, child 4-8yrs 7.8euro, family ticket 30 euro.
    This is one of the best Open Air museums I have ever been to.

    This museum is a MUST SEE.

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    Westerkerk

    by OlafS Updated Feb 13, 2004

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    One of my major destinations that day. Westerkerk means 'western church', which of course indicates its location in the old town. It dates from 1427-1519 and has a bit of a peculiar front. Next to it stands a very nice wooden tower which is too low in height to add to the skyline. Unfortunately my ambition to take pictures was halted by the church and tower being restored. I'll have to go back when it's done.

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    Zuiderzeemuseum - CHURCH DISTRICT

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2009

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    In the Church district, you will find the Sailmakers store, where you should find him making Sails to be used on traditional Zuiderzee sailing ships. There is also the Post Office, School, Hairdressers, Cooperage, Lolly shop, Smithy, Photography shop and of course, the Church. The Church was brought here from an Island near Enkhuisen. All these shops are fitted out in period style, and you can buy Lollies (Old style of course!)

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    Zuiderzeemuseum - TOWN CANAL AREA

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2009

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    The Town canal area is where you will find Amsterdam House, a Restaurant where you can enjoy a meal. The Woodturner, Pastry shop from which you can purchase nice Pastries, Pharmacy, Cheese warehouse, Butcher, Farm credit Bank, Edam souvenir shop and the steam laundry are some of the buildings in this area.
    The Steam laundry was very interesting to watch. I was glad that I was living in this century and not back then!
    Photos do not do it justice!

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    Zuiderzeemuseum - POLDER AREA

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2009

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    Around here, is the Watermill, and Farm house & farm. On the Farm, you will find some Cows, some very fat Sheep, Ducks & Chickens. The functioning Smoke House is where Herrings are preserved by smoking them over smouldering wood chips before packing them in barrels. They also preserve Eels.

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    SAINT PANCRAS of ZUIDERKERK

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2009

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    This Church dates back to the 15th century, with the 75 metre high tower being built in 1450. Originally, it wasn't this high, but in 1526 the octagonal section and onion dome were added. It also has a 45 bell carillon. There are paintings on the wooden ceiling dating back to 1484. They were originally covered in whitewash, but that has since been removed.

    Open Mon - Friday 1.30 - 5pm Saturday 11 - 5pm
    In Summer, there are volunteers that will give you a tour.

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    Walk around Enkhuizen

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2009

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    This Town has some really interesting buildings and pretty sites. In Summer, the VVV (information centre) has 2hour walking tours. It also has maps for other times, when you go alone. There is St. Gomaruskerk, 16th Century with its Gothic Hall, and opposite it, the 16th century Old Mint. The Town Hall is worth seeing, and so are the Gothic Houses. I found nice canals, Outdoor Cafes, Parks, Museums, Statues and an interesting Antique shop.
    Its a great town for exploration, so leave yourself plenty of time to see the Zuiderzeemuseum as well as the Town.

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    The Zuiderzee museum

    by sim1 Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    The Zuiderzee museum is devided in to two museums; the indoor and the open-air museum. I only went to the open-air museum so I can't tell you a lot about the indoor museum.

    The indoor museum :
    As I can't tell you anything about the indoor museum myself, I copied a bit from there website www. zuiderzeemuseum.nl for you :
    In addition to a series of temporary displays in the fully renovated and extended indoor museum, you can explore exhibitions in the life of fishermen and skippers from the Zuiderzee region and the reclamation of large tracts of land by famous Dutch hydraulic engineers. Other exhibitions deal with trade and transport with the hinterland as well as the history of the VOC and the whaling industry. Numerous paintings, ship models, everyday utensils, clothing and historic film footage help to carry you back through seven centuries of Zuiderzee history.

    Open-air museum :
    The open-air museum shows you how life was in the period 1880-1932 in an old Zuiderzee town. It has over 130 houses, stores and workshops. You can see neighbourhoods and streets, from Akersloot in the province of North-Holland to Zoutkamp in Groningen. So please read the rest of my travelogue and I hope you will enjoy my tour through this part of the museum.....

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    The Zuiderzee Museum.... A servant girl

    by sim1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    servant girl working in the kitchen


    servant girl working in the kitchen. If you look very closely you can see that she is wearing wooden shoes.

    You can see much more of these old pictures in the museum. I love seeing them because they give you a much better image of what life must have been like in those days.

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    'The Zuiderzee Museum.... The bakery

    by sim1 Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    The Bakery


    The bakery!!!! Hmmmm, my favourite shop in the museum. Delicious biscuites, cake and CHOCOLATE!!! And the ones that know me, know I love chocolate!

    But I behaved and I only bought some gingerbread and some chocolate, and it tasted delicious!

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