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Things to do in Enkhuizen and surroundings?

Children and nice weather

For children there is a lot to do in Enkhuizen. A free and fun excursion is with your picnic basket to the sandy Enkhuizen beach along the big inshore IJsselmeer lake. This beach is very child-friendly because the water remains shallow far from the beach. In addition, the water is clean and deliciously sweet. The view over the lake with billowing sails on the horizon is great. Do you want to know the current bathing water quality of the IJsselmeer, have a look at this interactive map

At recreation area ’Streekbos‘ is a large lake with a sandy beach and a playground. You can also sail to this area with a hire boat from the canals of Enkhuizen within a half hour.

Children’s Playground ‘Speeltuin Kindervreugd’ is a large children’s playground within walking distance, where the kids will have hours of fun. The Oosterhaven in front of the Zuiderzeehof is a ‘playground-at-home’ for the older children. It is nice to play on the waterfront, canoeing, boating, fishing, swimming etc..

Family and nice weather

  • Sprookjeswonderland; the best funparc in Holland for children age 1-8 years.
  • Day-sail by historic sailing ships from Enkhuizen to Urk or Hoorn, tickets from VVV Enkhuizen.
  • Northsea beaches, 45 carminutes will take you to Callantsoog located at the Noord-Hollandse kust.
  • Boats with an outboard to sail the canals of Enkhuizen can be hired from bootverhuur Enkhuizen.
  • Rent a Bicycle and go along the dike around the IJsselmeer or inland through ‘de Streek’.
  • Cross the IJsselmeer with the ferry to Friesland veerboot Enkhuizen-Stavoren.
  • Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen; the outdoor museum (buitenmuseum) a real nice museum – also with children!
  • de Westfriese waterweken; a week of several activities in- and around the waterrich centre of Enkhuizen enjoyed by joung and old.
  • Guided walking tour in- and around the city by Vereniging Oud Enkhuizen; in the summertime every Wednesday evening.
  • City tour Enkhuizen (by boat); through the city canals.
  • Midgetgolfcourse Enkhuizen; besides camping Enkhuizerzand, Kooizandweg 4.

What will we do in case of bad weather?

What to enjot in the Evening