Jacob van Lennep route, Part 03 (Hoorn - Enkhuizen)

Hoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 994209

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54.5 km
03:12 h
959 kcal
3 m


This route is one of the 42 stages of the Jacob van Lennep experience tour. A tour inspired by the trip that Van Lennep made in 1823 with his fellow student Van Hogendorp through the Netherlands. Click here for an overview of all stages.

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Saturday 31 May Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp will leave Hoorn. They walk on a street that was built in 1660, but is in poor condition because the farmers regularly scrub it (by order of the sheriff). At most, the young men walk with a backpack, they have their suitcases sent ahead. They don't picnic, or at least: Van Lennep doesn't write about it. They usually eat in an inn.

Law of Lennep
Enkhuizen makes a sad impression on the traveling companions. You could call it'Law Van Lennep\\\': places that looked dilapidated in his time often look beautiful now. In the sixth TV episode, Geert Mak gives a reason for this difference: in the fifties and sixties of the last century many places were renovated, so that we see more beautiful village centers and city centers than Van Lennep in 1823.

According to Van Lennep, the decline of Enkhuizen is partly due to the increased number of countries that practice herring fishing and jawing, at a lower price than the Dutch. According to Van Lennep, income is declining because"(...) Russian farmers, who eat a lot of that kind of fish, still don't taste the difference\\\". The traveling companions visit the town hall, which can count on Van Lenneps approval. From the tower he looks out over the Zuiderzee and sees the Frisian coast. They stay in Enkhuizen for four days and visit notables and the town of Medemblik.

With the ferry service Enkhuizen to Urk you can sail across the IJsselmeer in July and August: a historic connection!

Floor sources
-Jakob van Lennep," The Summer of 1823": part 1, chapter 1.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 1 and 6.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 1.
Railway station Tourist idea Bicycle cafe Hotel Restaurant Tourist train station Lighthouse Windmill Pancake house van Lennep route

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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
hoorn (Hoorn, 1621HX, Hoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
De Nadorst (De Nadorst, 1695AE, Hoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.65 km
64 (Westerblokker, 1696AG, Hoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.07 km
Windmolen Krijgsman (De Krijgsman, 1696 AC, Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.81 km
81 (1696AA, Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.87 km
82 (1617KJ, Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.56 km


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