In the Flessenscheepjes Museum above the old spray lock, they have the largest collection of boats in bottles. The making of this is a very accurate piece of work, which was often practiced by sailors during the months of trips at sea. When the tiny ship was finished, they put it in an empty bottle. Wondering how they do that? They can show it to you in the Bottle ships museum. There they have no less than a thousand copies in their collection.
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Sights in Enkhuizen
Bottle Ship Museum
You have probably seen them before: those beautiful and detailed boats in bottles. The Flessenscheepjes Museum, located in the 17th century "Spuihuisje", hold the world's largest collection of bottle ships. More than a thousand bottles, in different shapes and sizes from many parts of the world. Some of them come from the fishing industry, whaling and the rescue field. the oldest date from the VOC era.
History of the Flessenscheepjes Museum
At the end of 1991 the Flessenscheepjes Museum foundation was founded with the aim of exhibiting a collection of bottle ships without a profit motive. Co-founder Jan Visser brought around 350 boats with him at the time. Over the years, this collection grew into the world's largest collection of ship models. The location of the Flessenscheepjes Museum is also special. The old "Spuihuisje" has existed since the beginning of the 17th century and used to serve as a lock in the Westfriese Omringdijk.
About the Flessenscheepjes Museum
Have you ever seen a tiny ship go into a bottle without breaking it? This mystery is solved in the permanent video presentation of the museum. In addition, bottle builders regularly come by to teach you the art.