This classic museum in the heart of Amsterdam is home to the largest collection of wooden ships in the Netherlands. And while this alone can make for a truly memorable museum experience, a vast collection of both permanent and temporary exhibits exploring the area’s past through photography, traditional clothing and art means travelers are able to get up close with history on a visit to Zuiderzeemuseum.
The 15-acre outdoor museum, which is home to a church, fish-curing shed, cheese warehouse and other traditional Zuiderzee regional buildings is another facet of the Zuiderzeemuseum that makes a visit truly unique. Volunteers populate this age old village and showcase crafts from historic life while answering questions about the way things in this picturesque region used to be.
Admission to the museum is 15 Euros for adults and 10 Euros for students. Indoor portions of the museum are open year round from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., however outdoor gardens do not open to the public until March 28, at which point they are on view from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. as well.