Every day, our eager volunteers tell the story of the VOC ship, the Batavia. You will be given a tour of the Batavia replica VOC ship , where you will experience the harsh life aboard a Dutch East India Company vessel.
Roaming the decks, you will feel like you are back in the 17th century. Naturally, reliving the commercial spirit of the Dutch Golden Age has to include traditional crafts, like blacksmithing and rope-making. Our volunteers tell the stories of these crafts and about the 'water ship' that is currently under construction; a typical fishing vessel that sailed the Zuiderzee between 1500 and 1700.
We also offer specific tours involving the Zuiderzee project, the land reclamations and the prehistoric Swifterbant culture. If you are interested in one of these specific themes, please contact us by phone, as these are non-standard tours.