Around the Netherlands: Lemmer – Giethoorn – Enschede


Lemmer – Giethoorn – Enschede

 153 km


We came to Lemmer to visit the pumping station Woudagemaal, one of the world heritage sites in the Netherlands, which is just opposite the harbour / camping. This morning we walk there and go on a tour. 

It is fascinating how this 100 year old pumping station is still in perfect condition and kept ready to be put into operation any time necessary. 

The 5 steam engines are operated with heavy fuel oil and need 8 hours to get started.


chimney of Woudagemaal




steam engine

oil pitchers

oil deposit

steam engines

After this very interesting tour we leave Lemmer and drive further on to Giethoorn, also called the Venice of the Netherlands. At reaching the village we take one of the parkings from the boat rentals and have  some lunch while we wait for a boat. 

Giethoorn boat rental 
52°42’49.0″N 6°04’48.0″E

We make this tour with the electric boat with 100 of other tourists, but it is a nice relaxing tour of 2 hours where you drive first through the main channel of the village and than return via a lake. Luckily it is sunny and we really enjoy this tour.




 Our next destination is now Enschede, where we will stay for 2 nights at the camping de Zwaaikom, directly at the Twente channel.


waiting for the street to be lowered down again


Camping de Zwaiikom
N 52°14’46”, 
E 6°49’09”

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