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Sprookjeswonderland (Fairy Tale Wonderland) Amusement park, Enkhuizen

Sprookjeswonderland (Fairy Tale Wonderland) Amusement park, Enkhuizen On the north side of Enkhuizen is the Sprookjeswonderland (Fairy Tale Wonderland), with an interesting "dwarfs' village". Come and visit the gnomes in their dwellings and the well-known fairy-tale figures. Enjoy the musical of the spoiled little princess Violinde in a real-life castle or romp about in the beautiful original playground. There is a children's farm and a...

Sail from Enkhuizen to Hoorn by MAGNIFIQUE

Sail from Enkhuizen to Hoorn by well-equipped canal barge MAGNIFIQUE Experience the numerous highlights of the western part of Holland during an 8-day round trip on board the new premium ship “MAGNIFIQUE”, spending every night in a city centre. The tour starts in Amsterdam and first takes you across the IJssel lake to the picturesque ports of Enkhuizen, Hoorn and Volendam. Following small canals, the ship then takes you to the historic town...

Schuttevaer Passenger Sailing vessel (Zeilschip Schuttevaer), Enkhuizen and Hoorn

Schuttevaer Passenger Sailing vessel (Zeilschip Schuttevaer), Enkhuizen & Hoorn Sail from Enkhuizen - Hoorn by Schuttevaer Passenger Sailing vessel (Zeilschip Schuttevaer). Enjoy with a cup of coffee from the sailing Grand Café. Fine seating areas scattered throughout the ship. Sailing will take you to the beautiful ports of Hoorn and Enkhuizen. Everything for an unforgettable day out for young and old. You may combine the tour with enjoying around Hoorn...

Children playground Speelhoorn (Stadsspeeltuin De Speelhoorn), Hoorn

Children playground Speelhoorn (Stadsspeeltuin De Speelhoorn), Hoorn Children playground near the indoor swimming pool De Waterhoorn. The Urban Playground Speelhoorn is a collaboration between the municipality and the Horn Foundation Network and available at the indoor swimming pool De Waterhoorn. The season lasts until the autumn, October 24. with drama and theater. It can be played on the pirate ship the Bounty, a cable car, a slide and a...

Excursion by sailing ship Marco van den Berg, Hoorn and Hoofdtoren

delightful evening sailing by Marco van den Berg, Hoorn and Hoofdtoren Marco van den Berg provides a lovely evening sail on a traditional sailing ship and enjoy the excellent view, whatever you want! The ship will start from the port of Hoorn on the IJsselmeer and bring you back. Equipped with all modern facilities. You may ask for water sports. If you do not like water sports, but still you may sail one night cruise! Marco van den Berg company...

Roompot Marinapark, Volendam

Roompot Marinapark, Volendam The resort Marina park Volendam, is located on the shores of the Gouwzee, near the old harbour (IJsselmeer). Of course, the park has its own harbour. Staying at this park, you can enjoy old-fashioned Volendam style at its best; enjoy sports and water sports on and around the IJsselmeer, visit the famous fishing village, with its traditional costumes, fish, soccer and music,...

Camping Strandbad, Edam

Camping Strandbad, Edam Camping Strandbad in Edam is a fun family-camping on the shores of the IJsselmeer (The former Zuiderzee). Close to the historical centre of Edam, well known for its beautiful old houses, traditional costumes, cheese, the water, canals and especially friendly welcome. Campsite Strandbad in Edam is a place to enjoy many activities, from swimming, windsurfing, sailing and lots of...

Volendam Harbour, Volendam

Volendam Harbour, Volendam Talk a walk down along the dike in Volendam, this is where the big boats tie up and you can see some fine examples of the seamans dream. Originally, Volendam was the location of the harbor of the nearby Edam, which was situated at the mouth of the river IJ. In 1357, the inhabitants of Edam dug a shorter canal to the Zuiderzee with its own separate harbor. There is a Statue on...

Cheese Weighing Hall and Cheese Market in Edam

Dutch cheese, Edam The most obvious association with the name Edam is its cheese. For centuries the well-known round Edam cheeses have been sent from Edam to all corners of the world. The first thing most people associate with the town of Edam is its cheese, and its weekly cheese markets are a popular tourist attraction. Nearby cheese warehouses keep alive the memory of a colorful past. After...

Carillon Tower, Edam

Carillon Tower, Edam The carillon tower is all that remains of a late gothic church in the small town of Edam. This famous carillon tower is the oldest clockwork in the Netherlands. The gray sky and (loud) crows give this tower an ominous feeling, but it is really a beautiful, majestic, old structure. The Speeltoren (Carillon Tower) from 1561 tilts a bit and was very nearly lost when the church to...

The Town Hall, Edam

[title-raw] Built in 1737 the town hall is on a somewhat larger scale than the rest of Edam. The entrance with its heavy double doors and sandstone surrounds are in the Louis XIV Style and a wooden tower completes the picture. The town hall is still in active use for marriage ceremonies. If you walk inside, on the left, you will find what was once the Magistrates court which is now used...

The Dam, Edam

The Dam, Edam This is considered to be the centre of the town. lf you orientate yourself with the Carillon as west, you can see to the north of the Dam, Edam's oldest brick house, the museum. The DAM, incorporating lock gates, was built in 1544 on the orders of Emperor Karel V. After many years of disputes over the locks, they finally accepted responsibility for their upkeep in 1701 and, to...

St. Nicolas church, Edam

St. Nicolas church, Edam Grote Kerk or St. Nicholaaskerk, of cathedral dimensions, was probably built at the beginning of the 15th Century. In both 1602 and 1699 the church suffered extensive fires after lightning strikes to the tower. Consequently when rebuilt (in 1701) the height of the tower was significantly reduced. St Nicholas church is one of the largest 3-ridged churches in Europe. Built on...

The old city centre, Edam

The old city centre, Edam The old city centre of Edam within the borders of the old city walls is nowadays protected by the government, as a number of notable buildings survive in good condition including Grote Kerk or St. Nicholaaskerk, the town hall and the Edam Museum. The entrance, with the heavy double doors and the surrounds of sand stone, are in Louis XIV style. The coat-of-arms of Edam stands...

Holland, Netherlands Leisure - At a Glance

Holland the Good Life Holland Classics The versatile and strong Dutch icons, such as tulips, wooden shoes, windmills and cheese. In addition, Holland is known for its cultural heritage from the Golden Age, such as Rembrandt, the VOC (United Dutch East-India Company), the canal houses, for its traditional locations, such as Volendam and the Zaanse Schans, and for its attractions, including...
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