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Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen Entrance Ticket

Enkhuizen and Netherlands




Story of a rich culture

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.

Outdoor Museum

The Museum ferry carries you across the IJsselmeer to the Outdoor Museum where you can take a walk through history. The open-air section covers 15 acres and accommodates authentic buildings from the former Zuiderzee region, such as a church, a fish-curing shed, a mill, a cheese warehouse, shops and dwelling houses from the surrounding fishing villages. You can help craftspeople in the Marker harbour making nets, produce a rope at the rope-maker’s workplace, give the housemaid a hand, or enter into a conversation with the ‘inhabitants’ from the former island of Urk. A number of presentations offer a modern interpretation of traditional crafts, materials and themes.

Indoor Museum

The Indoor Museum is the treasure chamber of the Zuiderzee. Temporary exhibitions display the rich collection of the Museum. For example the exhibition Journey around the Zuiderzee presents highlights of the collection and personal stories of life in villages around the former Zuiderzee. The Indoor Museum also has the largest collection of wooden ships in the Netherlands. These historical wooden ships belong to the most extraordinary items in the Museum’s collection. With history, photography, traditional costume, design and an attractive and educational family exhibition, the Indoor Museum offers something for everyone.



Zuiderzeemuseum, Wierdijk, Enkhuizen, Netherlands

BY CAR  From the access roads to Enkhuizen follow the ANWB signposts to the Zuiderzee Museum. Check the website for your route description and parking facilities. 
PUBLIC TRANSPORT  It's just a 15 minutes' walk from the Enkhuizen railway station to the Zuiderzee Museum. Follow the signs for the correct pedestrian route. 
MUSEUM FERRY  During the period that the Outdoor Museum is open (30-03 to 27-10-2019), there's a Museum ferry  between the railway station, car park and the Outdoor Museum. 



Things to bring

  • Printed voucher




  • Entrance ticket


  • Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
  • Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
  • No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Opening hours

The Indoor Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 17.00 h (closed Christmas Day). The Outdoor Museum is open from 30 March through 27 October 2019, also from 10.00 tot 17.00 h.

The Zuiderzee Museum is accessible practically everywhere to wheelchair users.
Sorry – no pets.