Spakenburg Harbour Museum


Oude Schans 86
3752 AH Bunschoten-Spakenburg
Plan your route

The Old Harbour, also known as the Harbour Museum, dates back to the 13th century. This harbour was built for the ships operated by the Zuiderzee fishermen.

Tap into the history of the fishing village of Spakenburg. Pay a visit to the museum harbour, where culture and traditions come together. Here you’ll find the oldest shipyard in the Netherlands where shipwrights are still hard at work every day, maintaining the world’s biggest fleet of ‘botters’, a special type of wooden, flat-bottomed fishing boat.

In the port of Spakenburg, you'll experience both culture and tradition. The jewel of Spakenburg's port – a museum in its own right – is the oldest shipyard in the Netherlands. From the port, you can see the shipbuilders at work. One-third of the entire Dutch fleet is moored at Spakenburg and you are welcome to come aboard!