Historic Dutch experience in the buitenmuseum
The buitenmuseum (Open-Air Museum), open from March to October, is visited with a true museum ferry. Here, you will see authentic buildings and learn all kinds of things about life around the Zuiderzee between 1880 and 1930 – in other words, the last years before the completion of the Afsluitdijk in 1932. There are workshops, a fish smokery, a rope maker and more, and you can talk to Urker 'locals' or join a meal in a 1920 household.
There is much fun to be had for children as well. They can try on traditional clothing, make a clog boat of their own or send their very own message in a bottle.
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The binnenmuseum: treasure room of the Zuiderzee
At the indoor museum (open year round), discover the varoius collections presented from a contemporary perspective. Dive into a sea full of stories and experience life on the banks of what used to be the South Sea in an interactive exhibition.
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If in Enkhuizen, do make sure to at least visit the pleasant harbor and enjoy some fish on a terrace. Another special experience is a trip by historic steam train and the museum ship Friesland past the historic towns of North Holland: Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen.
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Enkhuizen is less than an hour by car from the capital city of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Enkhuizen is also well accessible by public transport.