In the Zuiderzee Museum you will find everything about life on and around the former Zuiderzee! The museum focuses on the history, current events and future of the IJsselmeer region. The themes of water, crafts and communities are central to this. Walk back in time through the cobbled streets of the outdoor museum and discover the historic buildings. Then delve into the stories of the thematic exhibitions of the indoor museum!
The Winter Fever exhibition can be visited in the indoor museum until 13 March 2022. This exhibition for young and old is about winters of the past. Discover the stories of hardships, winter parties, ice skating and working under harsh conditions. Step into a real winter landscape yourself, hear the ice cracking and view the lighthouse of Marken, which is surrounded by drifting ice. Also experience the winter fun of yesteryear and go ice floe jumping and throwing snowballs!
The indoor museum is the treasure trove of the Zuiderzee; here the various collections are presented with a contemporary approach. Dive into a Sea full of stories and experience life on the former Zuiderzee in this interactive exhibition! In the Winter Fever exhibition you step into a real winter landscape and discover everything about the winters of the past. Admire the large collection of historic boats in the Schepenhal or take a digital walk through the indoor museum with the 360 degree online tour.
The outdoor museum is currently closed and will be open again from Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Walk back in time through the cobbled streets of the outdoor museum. More than one hundred and forty historic buildings from around the former Zuiderzee form a complete village here. Meet the residents of Urk, visit the cheese warehouse and take a look at the blacksmith. Do you remember what a farmer's loan bank was for? Come and discover it! Hungry for history? Then eat a delicious freshly smoked fish at the fish smokehouse or enjoy something delicious at café Hindeloopen with a beautiful view over the IJsselmeer.
For the whole family
The Zuiderzee Museum is a fun and educational outing for young and old! For example, the youngest visitors can make a boat out of a clog and play Old Dutch games together such as hopscotch, shuffleboard and bowling. Children can go out like real tourists; with a travelogue in hand in search of the mill, Dutch skies and the cow. Discover it in the Zuiderzee Museum!
The outdoor museum is currently closed. The outdoor museum will be open daily from Saturday 2 April to Sunday 30 October 2022.
The indoor museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The exhibitions Sea full of stories and Winter fever can currently be visited.