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Guided tour for school parties

The Zuiderzee Outdoor Museum is full of authentic buildings and other exhibits from the former Zuiderzee area, such as a church, a school, a fish smokery and many private houses. Every building has its own (his)story that only the Museum guides know. Visitors are taken on a journey through time, during which they are given an insight in life around the Zuiderzee as it was 100 years ago.


To give pupils an insight in life in the Netherlands as it was approximately 100 years ago, in a playful, engaging manner.

The following themes can be included in a school tour:
  • ancient trades and crafts;
  • animals;
  • smells;
  • green;
  • children’s songs;
  • clothing;
  • ships;
  • stories;
  • fishery;
  • water management;
  • living and housing.

The Museum also provides guided tours for temporary exhibitions in the Indoor Museum, with explanations in Dutch, French, German and English.

At the Museum

Your party will be led through the Outdoor Museum by a guide who will explain and tell interesting stories about the exhibits and the life around the Zuiderzee. If required, the guide will concentrate on the theme you have chosen.

At school

No special preparations or preliminary teaching at school are required.

General information

Target groups (age)
All forms (12 - 18)

Duration of the programme
1 hour

€ 59.- per programme
€ 7.00 admission charge per pupil​ (3 April - 26 October 2018)​​

Group size
Not more than 25 pupils per programme
Adult guidance required: at least 2 school staff​

This programme can be booked the whole year


The staff of the Sales & Bookings department will be pleased to inform you of the possibilities, free of obligation: or +31 (0)228-351135.

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