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Tourism

Discover Holland’s most beautiful open air museum. Admire more than 140 houses, workshops, shops, a church and a working windmill. Walk through authentic Dutch streets, along the old harbour with its wooden sailing vessels and experience life before the Afsluitdijk.

Activities

Every day the open air museum offers at least 30 individual venues, activities and crafts. Such as cask, sail, rope and willow basket making, a blacksmith, fish smokehouse, a steam driven laundrette and a 1920s household amongst others. You can have a fine day out at the Zuiderzee Museum.

Enjoy a visit to the museum even more by adding a tasting or a school class to your program.

  • Smoked Fish tasting (Kippers)
  • Cheese tasting
  • Gin tasting
  • Herring & Corn wine tasting
  • Handwriting class
  • Geography class
  • Punting

Tours

​Our museum guides speak English, German and French. We can also provide Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Russian speaking guides for your groups. If you already have a guide with your group we can provide guiding information. Guides have to be booked in advance and are subject to availability.

Restaurants

In our restaurants ranging from a cosy old café to a full self-service restaurant and typical Dutch function rooms we serve fine food and drinks. For tour operators packages are available for lunches and dinners. We also cater for special requests and events.

MICE & Incentives

Zuiderzeemuseum – Holland Open Air Museum offers many opportunities for special and corporate events. What to think of a secluded museum at night, having the entire open air museum on your own. The old Dutch fair especially for your group or client. A sailing event from 12 to 1.200 people, embarking from the open air museum. Depending on your client’s wishes we can create a typical Dutch experience on demand.

Preview 2017

In 2017 crafts are the central theme in the Zuiderzeemuseum. There are no less than seven crafts to be seen daily in the open air museum: at the blacksmiths, the sailmakers, the rope walk, the basketry, the coopery or barrelmakers , the fish smokery and the steam laundry. This year there will be special attention for these traditional crafts and one can witness the passing on of the techniques from master to apprentice, thus keeping it alive for the next generations. In the indoor museum one can visit the exhibition “10 Years of Thomas Eyck”. This producer of contemporary designproducts arranges yearly meetings of designers and craftsmen to bring about an exclusive collection.

Location

Zuiderzeemuseum – Holland Open Air Museum is located in the town of Enkhuizen. On the shores of the former Zuiderzee. Just an hour from Amsterdam’s central station.

Region

The north of Holland is an interesting area, by many called the true Holland. A visit to Zuiderzeemuseum - Holland Open Air Museum can be combined with a visit to:

  • Hotel Van der Valk, Hoorn
  • Afsluitdijk/Enclosure dyke
  • City Walk in Enkhuizen
  • Tulip Express
  • Batavia wharf
  • Museum Molen Schermerhorn (windmill park)
  • Holland Kaas Museum & Alkmaar cheese market
  • Museum Stoom Tram (Golden triangle including Zuiderzeemuseum)
  • Keukenhof
  • Amsterdam
  • Marken
  • Volendam​.

Group admission rates

​Please click to see the group admission rates from 15 participants or more. 

More information

The Sales & Bookings department will be pleased to provide information on the possibilities. You can send an e-mail to sales@zuiderzeemuseum.nl, phone +31 (0)228-351135 or fill in the contact form, all completely free of obligation.