During the Easter weekend there are lots of things to do for families in the Outdoor Museum. Grandparents, parents and children can set out on an Easter route and discover the origins and meaning of Easter as they go along. Go look for Easter-related objects in the party shop and find out the story behind them, organize a spring-cleaning and furnish a 1920s house in Easter style. Fight each other in Easter games and send an old-fashioned Easter postcard from the post office. For each activity you have participated in you will receive a stamp on your Easter route gold star stamp card. Afterwards you will get a surprise reward. Looking forward to giving full rein to your creativity? Then join us in the hobby workshop for some Easter handicraft! For each creation you pay a € 2.50 fee.
The Zuiderzee Museum aims to keep crafts alive and this season they receive even more attention within the context of the central theme Handmade. In the Outdoor Museum, visit the workshops of the fish smoker, sailmaker, ropemaker, netmaker, smith, cooper, stoker and basket weaver. Find out how it is that even today their craftsmanship is of great value and get to work on these trades yourself! In a pavilion designed especially for this year, you can set to work with typical Zuiderzee materials. Discover your creative talents and artisanal qualities. A great experience!
The Museum ferry will take you on the IJsselmeer to the Outdoor Museum, where you can make a walk through history. Go for a stroll on the cobbled streets along more than 140 authentic dwellings, shops and workshops from villages round the former Zuiderzee including a chapel and a fish smoking shed. Give craftsmen in the Marken harbour a hand making nets, make a rope in the special workshop, give the housemaid a hand or have a chat with the Urk 'residents'. On the city canal there is a dressing-up chest with colourful traditional costumes that the children can put on. Join the family in a 1920s household for a meal or tuck into a lovely fresh-smoked fish.
A number of presentations offers modern interpretations of traditional techniques, materials and themes, such as Richard Hutten's Zuiderzee Chair in the chapel.