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First UNESCO site in the Netherlands

Very important place for the Netherlands and their fight against the waters. UNESCO site. You have... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Ana L
Boliden, Sweden
Very interesting museum, good size for a concise visit

Nice trip in this neighbourhoud to learn more about past living and culture in this part of the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
The Netherlands
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Middelbuurt 3, 8319 Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most interesting museum giving history of the ‘island’ - the changing terrain, water and people. Well laid out and informative. Restaurant well worth visiting - food was freshly prepared, well-presented and good value - staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank WDC66
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Schokland used to be an island but is now on land. This interesting museum tells the story of this area from the ice age to when the island ended up in the middle of fields. Different aspects are covered with items both indoor as well...More

Thank Tomas B
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Very important place for the Netherlands and their fight against the waters. UNESCO site. You have to buy a ticket to go inside.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Nice trip in this neighbourhoud to learn more about past living and culture in this part of the Netherlands, especially island life and Zuiderzee people and habits. We enjoyed every minute, combined with Batavia outlet shopping visit in Lelystad and a fair but simple lunch...More

Thank golfingaround
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I visited the Schokland island and the museum ,discovering many secrets of this unique piece of land of the Netherlands .In 1995 Schokland and the surrounding area was included to the list of Unesco World Heritage site .The area I visited is a symbol of...More

Thank mireille b
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We drove our rental car coming from Leeuwarden, having stopped at the UNESCO Ir. D. F. Woudagemaal Pumping Station. The museum here explains the difficult history of this previous island's struggle with the Zuider Zee. Outside a boat is up on stilts, showing where it...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The movie theatre is bigger than you might expect and the movie about the history tells the whole story of Schokland and the area. Very informative.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 22 January 2017

An island rises up in the landscape?....Yes while arriving at this spot aproaching to it .This island in former days ...long before Noord oostpolder became a polder shows you how this tiney island was a safe rescue place during storms located near Urk in the...More

Thank MichaelRecent
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Schokland is a world heritage site, symbolizing man's struggle against the water. This museum shows items related to living on the former island of Schokland, and stone age items excavated in the area, and items found in shipwrecks after the Noordoostpolder was created. In the...More

Reviewed 17 March 2016

So much/ history here and so very interesting to hear and see the constant battle with the forces of nature (water) and in this area the water won.

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Response from mireille b | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know ,there is no public transport ...
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Rental car 1h, or train to Lelystad and then bus or taxi.
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