Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl

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Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl
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Margot C
192 contributions
Great local aquarium; very friendly staff
Aug 2021 • Family
I visited muzeeaquarium with my teenage son. We loved the aquarium of the museum. Do not expect any tropical fish. It just shows the sea life of the North Sea. This is exactly why we liked it so much. Really interesting to see the sealife of your own country! The rest of the Museum was not so interesting for us, but the aquarium on its own made the visit worthwhile. Also to be mentioned are the very friendly staff!
Written 7 August 2021
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Marc B
Almere, The Netherlands66 contributions
Nice and interesting place
Jun 2019 • Couples
Goodplace to go, close to most hotels in Delfzijl. Interesting collection and facts about the area. We really enjoyed the museum.
Written 21 June 2019
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,154 contributions
I didn't expect this amazing museum in Delfzijl
Jul 2016 • Couples
Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl is situated at the Delfzijl waterfront. Its origin is a German bunker from WW II. Parking is free opposite the museum. Entrance is for a fee; free entrance for holders of the Dutch annual museum pass. These are the dry facts of the museum, which gets you inside, but once inside, boy, what an experience! The origin of the museum, the German bunker, is transformed into a small but interesting aquarium. But the history of this building isn't forgotten. A modest exhibition of the original use of the bunker is included. But, the museum has been extended beyond this bunker. A museum building was added, where, on the second floor, an interesting collection of maritime objects can be found. I was impressed by the tables with the heritage navigation and communication instruments. I am from Rotterdam, but I take the stand that this floor in the Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl puts the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam to shame, with its uninteresting collection and weak thematic exhibitions. (See my review). But, when you are reeling from the impressions of the Maritime floor, the museum sidles up to you and points out: Did you like that? Oh, we have also a model of a stalactite cave and also an extensive collection of sea shells. Oh, and also a large collection of minerals. And, before you leave, look at the "Hunebed" (Monolith), that was excavated here from under layers of clay. Visiting the "Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl" is extremely rewarding and keeps you busy for a couple of hours. One point for improvement: The catering in the museum consists of a coin operated coffee machine and prepackaged cakes. This could be better.
Written 19 July 2016
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,977 contributions
Several collections put together
Mar 2016 • Solo
As the name suggests, this attraction houses both aquariums and museum collections. There are four collections. The one with the model ships I found not too exciting - I have seen model ships, navigation instruments and the like before. The shell collection was quite nice though, with many shells from all over the world. Minerals are always nice, and I liked this colourful collection too. The archeological collection is quite small, but it includes a hunebed found nearby (in the province of Drente you can find some in the open air). The museum is located in an old German bunker, and there are some photos of the soldiers stationed here during WWII. The aquariums contain a modest collection of fish, lobsters, sponges, etc.. The (sting?) rays are probably nicest. I felt they were pretty playful, splashing water over the edge of the box, but when I checked my photos I saw one descended to the bottom, on its back. So I guess it was in distress then, and probably dying...
Written 22 March 2016
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Jane S
Crewe, UK152 contributions
A surprise find
Oct 2015
We had a day to spare whilst in the Westerwolde area of Holland and picked up a brochure regarding this place. What a lovely concept. The core of the museum is a WWII sea defence battery bunker and this houses the aquarium part. There were also sections on marine life of the area, geology of the area and archaeology of the area A very very pleasant visit - lovely staff
Written 21 October 2015
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,245 contributions
Aquarium in Historic Town
Apr 2015 • Couples
This small local aquarium is nicely located near the water waters edge by the Eems Hotel. Worth a visit however expectations need not be high.
Written 5 June 2015
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Cosmopolite
Osnabrück, Germany160 contributions
Museum & Aquarium
Apr 2014 • Friends
A nice, bit old fashioned aquarium/museum that has fish ... and other fish ... and molluscs ... and clams ... and boat models, sonar/radar mock ups. Friendly staff, some interesting stuff. Good enough for about two hours of mildly exciting entertainment on a rainy afternoon.
Written 22 April 2014
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mark J
York, UK46 contributions
Very good and not expensive
Jul 2013 • Family
The museum itself makes use of a old German war time bunker for keeping the aquarium and its contents at a constant temperature and is a brilliant use of something for which it was not intended. The museum was educational and we found the kids were interested in all aspects of the maritime history.

For a small museum it is well worth the entrance fee and we found the man in charge to be very helpful and interesting to speak to, as really on a Sunday there is not much open to help tourists. He guided us to Appingden which was a wonderful place to eat outside in the sunshine. Unfortunately we was unable to get parked anywhere near to the Folk Festival that he had recommended to us.
Written 1 August 2013
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DenverFinns
Denver10 contributions
It's something to do...
Sep 2012 • Family
Small port-town aquarium, not like American aquariums, the maritime museum section was the best part.
Written 4 October 2012
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