The Buoy shed
The Fishery museum is located in the former buoy shed, wich was used to store and repair buoys. The crane on the quay, the lorry and the rails are still there and form part of the museum.
The history of the ZK 4
The ship was originally built as a freighter. Due to increasing road transport, the ship became obsolete. In 1950 she was bought by Georgius Brian. With ship number “ZK 4” he fished with this ship until 1969, when the Lauwerszee was cut off from the sea. After that the ship went to Delfzijl, where fisherman Harry Krol used her as a fishing boat until 2001.
A team of volunteers eventually brought the ship back to Zoutkamp – back home! Now a unique part of the fishery history of Zoutkamp has been preserved.
A Fisherman’s house is rescued….
Many fischerman’s houses in Zoutkamp were demolished in the past and several historical buildings went to the Open air museum in Enkhuizen.
In 2006 a family from Zoutkamp donated one of the remaining houses to the Fishery Museum. Under the supervision of an expert, volunteers of the museum dismantled the house marking all the elements.
The house has now been rebuilt behind the museum.
From April till November
Monday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 13 pm- 5 pm
In July and August
Monday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
After reservation, a former fisherman can give a tour of the museum.
Adults € 2,50
Children up to 12 years € 1,50
65+ € 1,50