Older times revive in Enkhuizen and the surrounding area

Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 329207

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65.1 km
03:49 h
1148 kcal
3 m


The West Frisian landscape is beautiful to cycle through. The extensive polders are interspersed with picturesque towns such as Enkhuizen and Medemblik with numerous historical sights. History buffs will love this route, but it is also the right place if you are looking for natural beauty. The best of both worlds.

Historic Enkhuizen

The starting point of the cycle tour is in Enkhuizen, the very tip of West Friesland. Take a look at the old harbor, where you can watch the pleasantly bobbing boats, or visit the Zuiderzee Museum or the Bottle Scheepjes Museum. In the Zuiderzee Museum you will be taken back to the time when the IJsselmeer was not yet closed off from the sea. You can see how people lived in this region at the time and what crafts they practiced.

Get a breath of fresh air along the IJsselmeer

From Enkhuizen you cycle along the IJsselmeer to Medemblik. Here you can get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the sun that shines on the water on beautiful days. In Medemblik you can visit the Dutch Steam Engine Museum. Here you will learn all about steam engines and you can view the steam boilers that were previously used in pumping stations to pump water from polders.

Lighthouse de Ven

You would almost forget that the IJsselmeer was not yet closed off from the sea, but you can still see some clues here and there in the landscape. For example, there is a lighthouse in the village of Oosterdijk. This lighthouse is square and made of white stones. The tower was built at the end of the 17th century, making it one of the oldest lighthouses in the Netherlands. The tower was once constructed as one of the three towers that indicated the route from the Wadden Sea to Amsterdam for ships. The two other towers have been replaced by iron ones, but De Ven lighthouse is still the same as before.
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Height Profile


# Description Distance
VVV Enkhuizen e.o. (Stationsplein, 1601EM, Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
12 (1601MB, Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.14 km
28 (1611CX, Stede Broec, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.07 km
47 (1606AA, Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.40 km
10 (Zuiderdijk, 1606MG, Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.56 km
11 (1607HN, Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 15.36 km


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