The Zuiderzee Museum consists of an Indoor Museum with exhibitions, and an Outdoor Museum with various authentic premises, workplaces and a harbour.

Click the blue dots to find out more about the neighborhoods, homes and activities. Or consult the concise museum ground plan (pdf).

Outdoor Museum

The open-air section covers 15 acres and accommodates 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. Everyone can become acquainted with the crafts and life of the past in a light-footed manner.

The Outdoor Museum will be open to the public again as of Saturday 1 April 2017. 

Indoor Museum

The indoor museum is the treasure chest of the Zuiderzee. Various temporary exhibitions display the rich collection of the museum in a present-day setting. With history, photography, traditional costume, design, the indoor museum offers something for everyone.

The Indoor Museum is open the whole year round, with the exception of Christmas Day.