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Municipal Museum of Goeree-Overflakkee, Sommelsdijk

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The Streekmuseum Goeree-Overflakkee is established in seven small houses dating back to the seventeenth century, in the old village of Sommelsdijk in the Netherlands. The buildings are inter-connected.
The museum is subdivided into nineteen sections and there is an annually changing exhibition. All aspects of life and work on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee are shown in a well-ordered way. The museum collection dates back to the first century A.D. The visitor will find a complete dwelling, grocery shop and school classroom A.D. 1900. The sections fishery and agriculture give an impression of the principal means of living in the past.
People may also take a glance at the workshops of a blacksmith, a cartwright, a clogmaker and a shoemaker. A photo-collection serves as a reminder of the ‘Watersnoodramp’, the disastrous flood of 1953, when hundreds of islanders were drowned.
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  • Small but nice museum about the history of the island of Goeree Overflakkee, special coverage of the 1953 flood with an impressive VR experience.
  • Very nice museum! Like in the old days with grandma

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