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PART 13 OF 17

ENHHUIZEN, HOLLAND

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We were waiting for a ferry.

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The ferry cruised around the city.

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Then the ferry arrived at Zuiderzee Museum

The Zuiderzee Museum allows you to take a stroll through time.
Both indoors and out. In the open air museum you can see, hear, smell, feel and
taste how the people of this region lived from 1880 to approximately 1930.
You will certainly encounter the smell of fresh tar, smoked fish and peat-fired stoves.
Wander along Harderwijker Street where the smith has his forge or sit in on a
history or handwriting lesson at the local school in Kollum. Have a chat with the
inhabitants of the island of Urk or drop in on a typical housewife in 1930.
You never know, she might invite you to stay for a bite to eat.
In the indoor museum are many permanent exhibitions that present a vivid record
of the turbulent history of the Zuiderzee. In the fully renovated and extended indoor museum,
you can explore exhibitions in the life of fishermen and skippers from the Zuiderzee
region and the reclamation of large tracts of land by famous Dutch hydraulic engineers.
Other exhibitions deal with trade and transport with the hinterland as well as the history
of the VOC and the whaling industry. Numerous paintings, ship models, everyday
utensils, clothing and historic film footage help to carry you back
through seven centuries of Zuiderzee history.

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Map of Zuiderzee Museum

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Lime Kilns -- shells dredged from the sea bed were burned in bottle-shaped lime kilns.
The resulting quicklime was then used as an ingredient in mortar for brickwork.

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Showing how ropes are made.

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One of the women who still lives in the village.  She is wearing many
layers of skirts and stiff bodice to hide female breasts.  She was
there to answer our questions about their culture.

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This bird just snatched a fish from nearby canal.

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Stack of cheese

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John a bass fisherman himself was thrilled to eat a piece of smoked fish.

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The long dike in that city reminds of the fishermen's wives who used to
look out over the water, waiting for their husbands to return.  This
dramatic image of a series of black silhouettes against the dike is
relived in a series of black garments that are intended to face
all weather on the dike for months to end.

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