Enkhuizen is a very nice town on the shores of the IJsselmeer, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.Enkhuizen was one of the harbour-towns of the VOC, just like Hoorn and Amsterdam, from where overseas trade with the East Indies was conducted. It received city rights in 1355.Enkhuizen continues the maritime tradition and has one of the largest marinas of the Netherlands.


It is a good place to go if you consider sailing on one of the old big brown sailing boats used in earlier days. The center is pretty and the Zuiderzee museum, open air museum with old houses and traditional trades, is nice to visit. Near the harbour you will find the big monument of the town, the Dromedaris, a big old lighthouse. Most of the buildings in the museum come from other locations in the Netherlands, such as Purmerend and Amsterdam.


You can go to Enkhuizen by train from Amsterdam. The trip takes about an hour and passes by Hoorn.

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