What was life like around the Zuiderzee – now IJsselmeer and Markermeer – between 1880 and 1930? How did the people on the shores of the former inland sea work, eat, and live? The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen answers these questions by bringing the fascinating story of this region’s former inhabitants alive. “When the Afsluitdijk (IJsselmeer Barrier Dam) was built in 1932 and residents of the area had to move elsewhere, their culture seemed likely to disappear,” begins Bianca van Putten, marketing and communication advisor at the museum. “The Zuiderzee Museum has preserved and revived this rich culture, passing on the history of its people.”

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