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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)
Owner description: Zuiderzee Museum - Story of a rich culture The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen revives the stories of people who once lived on the shores of the Zuiderzee. See, hear, taste and... more Owner description: Zuiderzee Museum - Story of a rich culture The Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen revives the stories of people who once lived on the shores of the Zuiderzee. See, hear, taste and smell everyday life around the Zuiderzee as it was before the Afsluitdijk (IJsselmeer Barrier Dam) changed the sea into the IJsselmeer in 1932. The Zuiderzee Museum is oriented toward the history, the current situation and the future of this area. It focuses upon the themes of water, crafts and communities. This story is visualized in the Outdoor Museum with historical buildings, and in the Indoor Museum with thematic exhibitions. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; History Museums
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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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Bataviawerf
Bataviawerf(Lelystad)
Replica of a 17th century trading ship which sank in 1628 on its maiden voyage.
Attraction type: Ships
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National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome)
National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome)(Lelystad)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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'T Vooronder
'T Vooronder
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: Spanish, Dutch, Bistro, Organic, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
Van Bleiswijk
Van Bleiswijk
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: European
De Smederij
De Smederij
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Reservations
Broekhuizen
Broekhuizen
Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: Belgian, Dutch
Dining options: Reservations
Die Drie Haringhe
Die Drie Haringhe
Ranked #5 of 29 Restaurants in Enkhuizen
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations

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Hotel GalamaDammen Restaurant Jachthavens
3.0 of 5
Hotel GalamaDammen Restaurant Jachthavens
$53 - $116 (EUR 43 - 93)
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Hanzehuis Appartementen
Hanzehuis Appartementen
$82 - $128 (EUR 66 - 103)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stavoren
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Hotel De Koepoort
4.0 of 5
Hotel De Koepoort
$92 - $136 (EUR 74 - 109)
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Enkhuizen
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Hotel Recuerdos
$91 - $112
Ranked #4 of 9 Enkhuizen B&B and Inns
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Van Puffelen
Van Puffelen
$96 - $98
Ranked #5 of 9 Enkhuizen B&B and Inns
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Van der Valk Hotel Hoorn
4.0 of 5 Van der Valk Hotel Hoorn
$79 - $146
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Hoorn
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