" Enkhuizen has a lot to offer but its region certainly too! The surrounding characteristic West Frisian villages are situated in the countryside and / or situated on the IJselmeer or Markermeer. The region is perfect for a nice cycling or walking tour, also fishermen and lovers of sailing and sailing feel at home. "
Andijk is a typical example of a West Frisian village. The village has declared itself the most extensive village in the Netherlands.
Andijk has two well-equipped marinas and is therefore a favorite for many water sports enthusiasts. Recreation and nature reserve The Vooroever is particularly popular with water surfers, swimming enthusiasts and sun lovers.
In Andijk you will also find the Poldermuseum and Nationaal Saet & Cruytmuseum. In the hat museum Zet ´m Op the owner tells about her special collection of more than 400 hats. You can fit some hats, so do not forget to bring your camera!
Tea garden & terrace
A beautiful tea garden is hidden on the Dijkweg. In Theetuin de Libel you can relax with all kinds of treats. Do you prefer a piece of homemade cake or a delicious Andoiker scone? From early spring to mid-September you can also visit the IJsselmeerdijk at Kit's terras. Here you can enjoy, among other things, pastries and traditional ice cream.
Whatever you choose, your holiday can only go well!
Surrounded by water and greenery, Stede Broec is an ideal area for cyclists, hikers and water sports enthusiasts.
Housing area Broekerhaven is part of this municipality. You will find an inner and outer harbor with a special technical monument; The Overhaal. This boat lift was formerly used to transfer the horticultural vessels from the polder to the Zuiderzee. The restored Overhaal is now regularly used for pleasure cruising.
At the Broekerhavenweg is mill 'De Ceres'. This mill was built in 1620 in Wormerveer and has been in Bovenkarspel since 1848. The miller still regularly turns the blades. When the flag is hoisted, you can visit the mill.
Sunbathing and swimming
For a wonderful day of play, sunbathing and swimming you are welcome at Camping Broekerhaven. The site is located on the Markermeer and has various play facilities, a paddling pool and a sunbathing area.
Recreational center Streekbos
The Streekbos is a 72-hectare recreational area with beautiful walking and cycling paths, a natural swimming pond and sailing routes through the adjacent De Weelen nature reserve.
In addition to rest and space, you will also find the Streekbos pavilion in the Streekbos, where you will find his restaurant IJgenweis, the Observatory Orion and IVN Westfriesland. Do you like more action? Then the climbing park is more than worth a visit.
IJgenweis Food & Drinks
For a delicious cup of coffee, lunch or dinner you can go to IJgenweis Food & Drinks. This atmospheric restaurant with terrace on the water is located in the Streekbospavillon.
The pavilion also houses the Volkssterrenwacht Orion. The observatory has its own planetarium in the dome on top of the striking building. Viewings are regularly organized here. During these viewings telescopes are installed on the roof terrace.
Climbing park Streekbos
Do you like excitement, active activity and nature? At Ecological climbing park Streekbos you can climb safely between the trees and you go on challenging obstacles. A fun, adventurous and exciting day since May 8th, 2015!
IVN Westfriesland is also located in the Streekbospaviljoen. IVN (Institute for Nature Education and Sustainability) is working on a sustainable society. Their idea is that involvement in nature stimulates sustainable action. Interesting walks with a guide, lectures and fun workshops for children: IVN lets everyone, from young to old, experience nature close by.
The municipality of Drechterland is an important connection between Hoorn and Enkhuizen. The characteristic ribbon development of the villages (Hoogkarspel, Wijdenes, Oosterleek, Venhuizen, Hem, Oosterblokker, Schellinkhout, Westwoud) and associated lands characterize this area on the Westfriese Omringdijk. Each village has retained its own identity, but the rural character can be found in all villages. Cattle, fruit cultivation, bulb fields and even wine growing are an important source of income here. Along the way you can find stalls with these products, fresh of the land!
Located next to the IJsselmeer
The location next to the IJsselmeer attracts plenty of swimmers, (kite) surfers and other water connoisseurs. The sailing routes through the polder, the extensive cycling- and hiking trails and the location on the Westfriese Omringdijk offer residents and tourists wonderful ways to enjoy all the beauty in this West Frisian municipality.
Passantenhaven in Wijdenes