Enkhuizen is a city with a rich history. Many beautiful monumental buildings and defenses have been preserved. The Drommedaris, the Waag building, the Zuiderkerk and the impressive town hall. The 'Boerenhoek', an extension of the city with the still recognizable ramparts, shows an almost rural character with farms and canals with small bridges.
What makes Enkhuizen so special?
Eating fish at the Wednesday market, shopping in the Westerstraat, catching a film in the Drommedaris cultural center, taking a dip in the indoor swimming pool, eating out in one of the nice restaurants or having a drink in a 'small cafe at the harbor'. But there is much more ...
In every season there is plenty to see in one of the fascinating museums in Enkhuizen. The small-scale Flessenscheepjesmuseum is certainly worth a visit. The Zuiderzee Museum brings the stories to life of people who used to live around the Zuiderzee. See, hear, feel, taste and smell the daily life around the Zuiderzee.
Discover the history of Enkhuizen on foot
Enkhuizen is a city with a rich history. Inside the old ramparts you will find no less than 366 national monuments, each with a unique and fascinating story. Take a look at Enkhuizen on foot and taste the impressive history of a VOC city with allure on every street corner.
Go for a sail on the IJsselmeer with your sea legs? Or do you rather go quietly through the canals in a tour boat at the rustic canals of Enkhuizen; the city that was made to enjoy the water.
Historical triangle Enkhuizen - Medemblik - Hoorn
Travel trough time with steam tram and boat! The ship "Friesland" sails between Enkhuizen and Medemblik along the beautiful coast of West Friesland. Between Medemblik and Hoorn you can travel by steam tram across the countryside, passing tulip fields and historic station buildings. In Hoorn you can visit the workshop or admire the exhibition with a large collection of luggage, authentic signals and signal devices. And then you take the regular train to Enkhuizen again. A very nice day out.