Zuiderzee route stage 1: from Enkhuizen to Workum

Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 747476

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90.0 km
05:17 h
1586 kcal
5 m


This first stage of the Zuiderzee route takes you along the upper part of the IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee. A large part of this route takes you across the Afsluitdijk from the tip of North Holland to Friesland. Kilometers of fresh air guaranteed!

Cycling along the water
The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen is the starting point of this route. Take a look at this museum before you get on your bike to learn more about the history of the Zuiderzee . This way you can already learn more about the water that is constantly by your side on the entire Zuiderzee route. From Enkhuizen you cycle along the water to Medemblik and Den Oever. Admire the bright white Lighthouse De Ven, Radboud Castle from 1288 and Lighthouse van Den Oever along the way. From Den Oever you cycle more than 30 kilometers over the Afsluitdijk with beautiful views over the water. This dike closes off the IJsselmeer from the Wadden Sea and the dam protects the Netherlands against flooding.

The afsluitdijk
The imposing Afsluitdijk, which you cycle over, was built between 1927 and 1932. There are locks for shipping on both sides of the Afsluitdijk. So definitely stay here for a while if you like big ships. Along the road on the Afsluitdijk is a cycle path that you can cycle on in a relaxed manner.

Would you like to explore the Zuiderzee route further? View stage 2 of the route here.
Read more about the cycling and walking provinces of North Holland andFriesland here.
Hotel Lighthouse Museum Monument

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Zuiderzeemuseum (Compagniestraat, 1601 LA, Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
14 (1602HG, Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.76 km
Vuurtoren De Ven (1601 DA, Enkhuizen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.98 km
15 (Dijkweg, 1619JA, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 10.11 km
16 (Dijkweg, 1619JP, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 14.35 km
57 (1693BM, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 16.52 km


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