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Museum In 't Houten Huis

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The taste of Dutch seafarer's life in the 18th century

A tiny, compact museum showing an impeccable wealth of information and historic items of life in... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Small but informative

Nice, free, small museum with a lot of brochures about other current activities also. De Rijp is a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2015
John H
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7 Nov 2016
“The taste of Dutch seafarer's life in the 18th century”
4 Apr 2016
“Small, informative, not outstanding”
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

A tiny, compact museum showing an impeccable wealth of information and historic items of life in the 18th century ranging from herring fishery in the Baltic sea, whale hunting in the far north near Spitsbergen and the quest for a north-east passage, along Russia to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

The museum is a local history museum. Two introductory movies tell about the anabaptists seeking shelter here, about the struggle to keep the water out, about the bad farmland causing people to seek their fortune at sea, how the pacifist population went herring fishing in...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Nice, free, small museum with a lot of brochures about other current activities also. De Rijp is a BEAUTIFUL small village to visit.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank John H
Reviewed 14 December 2014

We visited De Rijp for the Mid Winter Festival in December 2014. On walking through this charming village we were wondering how the place became so prosperous in the Golden Age. This small museum answered all our questions - herring, hemp for rope-making and whaling...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank FionaL_11
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Though small, this place provides all the information you need. The granny & grandson staff are very helpful and friendly. Surprisingly, found handpainted delft blue ceramic ware to buy as souvenir. De Rijp is a picturesque & charming village, easily accessible by bus from amsterdam...More

1  Thank Livelaughlovehi5
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This small museum is very nice to visit while in the area. Lost of information about the past of this area. Also lots of items from the past.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Milo1967
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Absolutely charming ,symphatically restored Dutch whaling village, great to wander around and very photogenic. You must try the coffee shop in town opposite the chuch, Great apple cake ,cherry cake and coffee to die for, brilliant for watching the world go bye.

Date of experience: August 2013
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