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Enkhuizen
In one of the largest civil engineering works undertaken anywhere in the world during the 20th century, what was once a sea called the Zuiderzee, was turned into a combination of reclaimed land called polders and a huge lake, now known as the IJsselmeer. To fully appreciate the scale of this project, drive into town, first through the Flevoland polder to Lelystad. Then the approach to this beautiful town is via the 30-kilometer (19-mile) long dyke. You will not get a better impression of the scale of the work that took place. You first drive through mile after mile of reclaimed land, then on a road that goes right over the 'sea', with water on both sides. Enkhuizen itself was once one of the main operational bases... more In one of the largest civil engineering works undertaken anywhere in the world during the 20th century, what was once a sea called the Zuiderzee, was turned into a combination of reclaimed land called polders and a huge lake, now known as the IJsselmeer. To fully appreciate the scale of this project, drive into town, first through the Flevoland polder to Lelystad. Then the approach to this beautiful town is via the 30-kilometer (19-mile) long dyke. You will not get a better impression of the scale of the work that took place. You first drive through mile after mile of reclaimed land, then on a road that goes right over the 'sea', with water on both sides. Enkhuizen itself was once one of the main operational bases of the East India Company (VOC). The town today is a water lovers' paradise. Boats abound; at times, every second street seems to be a canal. The Zuiderzeemuseum here has both an inside and outside section. It is devoted to the history of the Zuiderzee and the cultural heritage of the town. less

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Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)
Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum)
Attraction type: History Museums; Historic Sites
Sprookjes wonderland
Sprookjes wonderland
Attraction type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Het Streekbos
Het Streekbos(Bovenkarspel)
Attraction type: Forests
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Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik(Hoorn)
Attraction type: Scenic Railroads; Specialty Museums
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The Batavia
The Batavia(Lelystad)
Replica of a 17th century trading ship which sank in 1628 on its maiden voyage.
Attraction type: Ships

All places to eat » Places to eat

'T Vooronder
'T Vooronder
Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: Spanish, Dutch, Bistro, Organic, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
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De Smederij
Ranked #2 of 27 restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Reservations
Die Drie Haringhe
Die Drie Haringhe
Ranked #3 of 27 restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Eethuis Vrienden
Ranked #4 of 27 restaurants in Enkhuizen
Dining options: Reservations
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De Proeftuin
Ranked #5 of 27 restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: Asian

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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De Logerie
$135 - $177
Ranked #1 of 8 Enkhuizen B&B and Inns
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Hotel De Koepoort
4.0 of 5
Hotel De Koepoort
$124 - $191 (EUR 92 - 141)
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Enkhuizen
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SuyderSee Hotel
$133 - $140
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Enkhuizen
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