Around the Netherlands: Hoorn – Enkhuizen – Lemmer

Hoorn – Enhuizen – Lemmer via the damm

153 km


In the morning we visited Hoorn, of course with the bikes again. Soon we reached the small town with beautiful houses and a picturesque harbour. That day, they were setting up a fun fair in the small streets of the center, so the view at the houses was a little blocked. We saw some old boats and the beautuiful Hoofdtoren building, guarding the entrance to the harbour since 1532.

a unicorn – the symbol of Hoorn


We cycled back along the see to the camping and packed up to leave for Enkhuizen and its open air museum.

It is a short drive and when we reach Enkhuizen, we saw already signs for a parking for the museum. 

Zuidersee Museum

52°41’35.8″N 5°16’48.5″E

The parking is 5,- and the entrance per person 16,-, but it is worth it!

From the parking you are taken by boat to the beginning of the open air museum (included in the ticket), from where you stroll through original buildings of different purpose, with crafts people giving you an insight in historic professions. The second part is an indoor museum showing paintings and old wooden boats from the Zuiderzee.
smoked fish
washing machine
beautiful boat
typical dutch bonnets
After visiting both parts of the museum we stroll through town and then took the ferry back to the parking.
From Enkhuizen we chose the longer route to Lemmer going over the 32 km long Afsluitdijk, the damm turning the Zuiderzee into the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer  since 1932.
We reach Lemmer in the evening and got the last camping spot at the watersport center Tacozijl:
52.851 , 5.6826
caravan parking directly at the beautiful harbour, best shower we had an the whole trip and walking distance to the Woudagemaal  pumping station

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