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The Race Of Eleven City Tour

The competitive part of the Eleven City Tour is only open to marathon skaters and veterans who are members of de ‘Vereniging De Friesche Elfsteden’. In addition, they have to have a valid license of the Dutch National Ice-skating Association as well as proof of a recent physical. Some riders are invited by the board of the Vereniging (Association). The reason for this could be...

First Friesian Skating Museum (Het Eerste Friese Schaatsmuseum)

First Friesian Skating Museum (Het Eerste Friese Schaatsmuseum), Hindeloopen The First Friesian Skating Museum is located in the town of Hindeloopen. It boasts the largest collection of skates in the world. The museum is popular with film and television crews, both from Holland and abroad. This is due to its special collection of historical material, sleighs, clothing and winter settings. It boasts the largest collection of skates in the world. It...

The Prizes Of Eleven City Tour

The Prizes Of Eleven City Tour All participants who have completed the tour within the specified time and who have collected all the stamps, receive the sought-after Eleven City Cross. This was designed in 1909 and its shape has not changed since. It is a Maltese Cross featuring an enameled coat of arms of Friesland in a circle. The first eleven men and the first three women to cross the finish line are...

The Non-Competitive Tour Of Frisian Eleven City Tour

As many as 16,000 skaters can participate in the non-competitive tour. However, many, many more people set their sights at entering this prestigious event. You have to be a member of ‘De Vereniging De Friesche Elf Steden’ to stand a change of participating. There are well over 16,000 members, so straws are drawn. The lucky participants are given advice on what to wear and what...

The Route Of Frisian Eleven City Tour

Five riders cross finish line hand in hand, Route Of Frisian Eleven City Tour Southern Route The Eleven City Tour covers nearly 200 kilometers. The skaters start and finish in Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland. The tour takes them from Leeuwarden to Sneek, IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker, Dokkum and back to Leeuwarden. In all eleven cities and at a number of secret places there are check...

Frisian eleven cities

Frisian eleven cities Tour of discovery along the eleven Frisian cities From old narratives we know that the first Eleven City Tour on skates was held in Friesland in 1763. What we do not know, however, is who started this tradition of skating past all eleven cities of the province of Friesland (Fryslân) in just one day. This grueling tour greatly appeals to the imagination of the inhabitants of...

The Regatta Center, Medemblik

Delta Lloyd Regatta: ISAF Sailing World Cup, Medemblik The Regatta Center Medemblik is hosting the World Championships. The foundation for the Center was laid in 1998 and it was officially opened in 1999. The Center is very successful and highly praised by its users. This is the international sailing center used for many world renowned sailing events leading up to for example the Olympics. Medemblik has always been the center of...

Bruine Vloot (The Brown/charter Fleet)

Bruine Vloot (The Brown/charter Fleet) - Sailing trips on magnificent ships The Dutch Wadden (The mud’s) and IJsselmeer (the former Zuyder Zee) are by far the places to be to enjoy Dutch nature and wildlife. Since ancient times these seas were sailed by the sail ships known as "Bruine Vloot". In the old days to transport cargo, yet nowadays anyone can sign on to sail along on these magnificent ships. Covers the almost 400 vessels of the charter fleet...

The Koggevaarder from Onderdijk (De Koggevaarder Polderrondvaart), Medemblik

A combination of polder, nature and round-trip, Medemblik A “Kogge” or “Cogge” was in the middle ages a jurisdiction of approximately four villages who supplied men to the landlord in times of conflict “vaarder” is sailor or skipper. "The Koggevaarder" –as you would guess from the name- is a small local company who provide day boat trips in and around the northern circuit of the city of Medemblik and the villages Onderdijk, Opperdoes...

Rondje Regio In Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Midwoud, Amsterdam & Volendam

Nice fern - Cruises in: Midwoud, Enkhuizen & Medemblik Rondje Regio has dozens of tips for a fun day away in places like North Holland, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Midwoud, Amsterdam & Volendam. Tour could be one hour to one day according to your budget. Even organize together with you a nice day. Discuss and customize to your personal needs. Area Covered by Rondje Regio: Ruyterkade 5, Amsterdam, Bierfiets in Utrecht VVV...

Music Jazz Festivals, Enkhuizen

 Enkhuizen Music Jazz Festivals The Enkhuizen Jazz Festival is a sparkling young experience: every year in may, the national and international crème de la crème most promising traditional jazz musicians gather for four days. This makes Enkhuizen one of the leading festivals in Europe. Within the decor of the old city center the city will host ten unique events from Thursday till Sunday with something special...

Classic Boat Show, Enkhuizen

classic boat show Enkhuizen ship, traditional maritime trade show The Classic Boat Show is the marketplace for ship builders, restorers, shipyards, brokers, skippers and organisations, offering a broad range of yachts, materials and services. Over 160 exhibitors provide a comprehensive overview of the trade. The Show is a beacon to beginners, a knowledge centre for ship owners, and a forum for professionals. More than a hundred yachts are on...

Ferry service: Urk - Enkhuizen - Stavoren (Veerdienst Urk-Enkhuizen-Stavoren)

Ferry service: Urk - Enkhuizen - Stavoren (Veerdienst Urk-Enkhuizen-Stavoren) Along the IJselmeer you will find some interesting places that make renting a boat very interesting for example: Monnickendam, Volendam, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Makkum, Hindeloopen, Stavoren, Lemmer, Urk, Lelystad en Almere. A combination of a sailing trip on the Wadden Sea and the Frisian lakes also possible. During the summer, there are passengerferries east across the...

Bird watching tours on the IJsselmeer river, Enkhuizen (Vogelvaarttochten op het Ijsselmeer)

Bird at Oosterdijk, a dike, north of the city of Enkhuizen at the Ijsselmeer Tour around the lake IJsselmeer (the area now known as lake Markermeer), rightly regarded as a challenge for cycling enthusiasts. The route takes you through typical towns of the Zuiderzee, such as Volendam, Enkhuizen, Workum, Hindeloopen, Blokzijl, Kampen and Harderwijk. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the Water land area, the Gaasterlandse woods, the Wieden wetlands and the...

Playground Children's Joy of Enkhuizen (Speeltuin Kindervreugde), Enkhuizen

4.5 meters high climbing at Speeltuin Kindervreugde, Wagenaar Street, Enkhuizen Large playground with slides, swings, train, sandpit, face painting, a balloon clown and the Scouting, A large slide, ocean, swings, climbing frame and resilient multifunctional devices, and recently brand new train etc. There is a 4.5 meters high climbing net-pyramid with the top a magnificent view of the Zuiderzee museum village and the IJsselmeer lake. The playground is...
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