Story of a rich culture!

The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen brings the stories of people who used to live around the Zuiderzee to life. See, hear, feel, taste and smell daily life around the Zuiderzee, before the Afsluitdijk changed the Zuiderzee into the IJsselmeer in 1932. The Zuiderzee Museum focuses on the history, current affairs and future of the area. The themes of water, crafts and communities are central. The outdoor museum with historical buildings and the indoor museum with thematic exhibitions make this story visible.

In the Indoor Museum Sea full of stories, visit the fascinating, interactive and completely renewed permanent Zuiderzee exhibition for everyone. In this exhibition you will get to know both former and current residents of the Zuiderzee region, who tell about their daily lives, work, clothing, homes and leisure activities. About their customs and their festivities then and now. And about their eternal struggle against the water and the construction of the dike that changed everything: the Afsluitdijk.
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