Through the bulb fields, past a mill in Enkhuizen

Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 181396

Provided by: Groots Genieten

50.0 km
02:56 h
880 kcal
0 m

Description

This route takes you through a beautiful tip of West Friesland: Enkhuizen and its surroundings. This area is enclosed by the West Frisian Omringdijk, the only monumental dike in the world. You drive through an agricultural landscape of sheep pastures and authentic farmhouses. In some places, the fertile soil from spring to autumn forms a rich color palette thanks to bulb cultivation. You will drive along the IJsselmeer for part of the tour. You will see nice boats passing by and there are plenty of quiet places to take a picnic on a bench or just look out over the water. Perhaps a three-masted ship from the brown fleet under full sail, a majestic sight. While cycling through the polder, the windmills are also present.
The Vogelhoeksmolen in Enkhuizen is a small polder mill from 1855. Originally it stood in Hemelum in Friesland, where it drained the Vogelhoekspolder until 1947. In 1984 it was moved to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. At Wervershoof you pass windmill De Hoop. A mill stood here as early as 1630, but it was replaced by another one in 1889. This mill was voted the most beautiful in North Holland in 2010. Since 2013, the mill has housed a museum dedicated to the legendary sports reporter Theo Koomen.
In Bovenkarspel you cycle past Ceres, an octagonal tower mill from 1849. Until 1968, the mill regularly ground grain. When the mill fell into disrepair, a foundation was established that carried out large-scale repairs in 1992. The restoration took six years, since then the mill grinds grain again on a voluntary basis. The route takes you through characteristic towns such as Venhuizen, Hoogkarspel and of course the herring town of Enkhuizen. The picturesque center of Enkhuizen is intersected by canals and enclosed by a rampart. You will find marinas, the Zuiderzee Museum and lots of fun. Enkhuizen is not for nothing one of the nicest tourist places in the Netherlands.
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Directions

# Description Distance
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30 (1601GK, Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
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15 (Dijkweg, 1619JA, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 11.26 km
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57 (1693BM, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 17.70 km

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