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IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

Workumerdijk, Makkum, The Netherlands
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Very large inland lake. Used to be north sea, but separated by a dam with locks. Very nice small... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
alex4777
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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Great for kitesurfing!

Flat brackish water makes this IJsselmeer a safe and easy place to kitesurf. Lots of cute towns to... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
Mal_1313
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Bracebridge, Canada
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Workumerdijk, Makkum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Very large inland lake. Used to be north sea, but separated by a dam with locks. Very nice small fishing villages dotted around the lake. At nice weather a lot if sailing ships to be seen. Some beaches around, but without accomodation like showers or...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Flat brackish water makes this IJsselmeer a safe and easy place to kitesurf. Lots of cute towns to visit along the way.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

Lake Ijssel, Western Europe’s largest Lake, is a beautiful place to spend a few days. You can skirt the perimeter by foot or bike and I recommend you do. It's very flat and incredibly peaceful here, especially for me and my family as we are...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We spent 8 wonderful days cycling around the Ijsselmeer from Amsterdam, staying overnight in Volendam, enkhuizen, Den Oever (really lovely), makkum, lemmer, Giethoorn, harderwijk and back to Amsterdam. Mostly stayed in bnbs and found the people very friendly and helpful. The path is well signposted...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2015

Discovered this area almost 20 years ago and love it. Its an amazing sailing area, as you can head out to the islands, sail around the Ijseelmeer or if the weather gets bad you can go in the canals. In addition the people are always...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2015

Discovered this area almost by accident as we came to buy a sailboat from a local broker. What a pleasant surprise. It's a great sailing area with sailboats of every size and shape and many marinas. In addition it's a great area for exploring either...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

You can't miss it, just look at the map of Holland You can not see from one side to the other, despite the Dutch having reclaimed a lot of land from it You can take a ferry across if you want too, sail it and...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Free parking. Supermarket and shops near the beach. The water was too shallow to swim, but it cooled you off. It wasn't overcrowded, the next people were at least 3-5 meters away.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Largest lake in the Netherlands gives ample opportunity to visit old fisher villages, enjoy the sun or fight your way through heavy winds.

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