The Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, Netherlands is one of my favourite museums. Here are six reasons why
- You arrive by boat. A special visitor boat connects from Enkhuizen harbour and train station
- For an open–air museum its not really about old buildings. It brings together Dutch art, design and the cultural legacy at the meeting place of land and water.
- Each of the reconstructed historic buildings is interpreted by telling the stories of the people who lived in them rather than the architecture
- Artists have installed surprising works in the historic buildings interiors
- The display of sleds looking towards the silent movie of skating on the ice in 1900s is one of the most evocative installations I’ve seen.
- Its cafe has one of the best designed interiors in any museum