During the May holiday period, the Zuiderzee Museum provides all kinds of activities for the whole family. Perceive, do, learn, experience everything that is connected to water. Throw a ‘monkey’s fist’ like a real sailor, listen to tall stories from the seafarers, build your own dike from clay, or learn everything about the sails of a boat.
Children can also dress up as inhabitants of Volendam and Marken in around 1900. Or learn to write with a dip pen, just like school pupils in 1930, or join in a geography lesson from that time. Soap-making will be a special activity in this holiday period, as is painting a water tile.
Visitors with children will be treated to a special map that guarantees lots of joint family fun.
Year of Water
Water is inextricably linked with the Netherlands and is the central theme in the Zuiderzee Museum in 2012. The Head of the Water Board, a fisherman from (the former island of) Urk and houseboat dwellers will talk about everything concerning their experience with water. Why not begin investigating the topic yourself and discover the role of water in the Netherlands? In the past, present, and future. You can help the Head of the Water Board by taking precautionary measures. Via Skype, you can also connect to an Urk fisherman at sea. Find out how it is to live on the water and what it was like to live on a dike in the previous century.