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The Jagersveld recreational area

The Jagersveld recreational area The Jagersveld recreational area lies between the districts of Kogerveld and the Kalf. In its center is the lake, with a depth of 30 meters. The Jagers Lake resulted from sand mining in the area for the construction of the Coen tunnel road. Various beaches encircle the lake for swimming and several are reserved for surfing. Lovely walking and bicycling tracks criss-cross the...

Het Twiske Recreation Area, Zaan- Region

Het Twiske Recreation Area, Zaan- Region Het Twiske Recreation area is situated north of Amsterdam, between Zaanstad and Purmerend. In the wide area Het Twiske is being mentioned on ANWB traffic signs. The area owes it’s name to a little river named the Twiske, which formed an open connection between Wormer and the IJ-river. This recreation area of 650 ha is being managed by Recreationship “het Twiske”. The vast...

The villages and Zaandam

The villages and Zaandam The River Zaan, eleven kilometers long, is the centuries old peat bog stream on whose banks a unique area developed: the Zaan Region. Ten villages can be found amidst the Zaan polders (one of which is now the city of Zaandam) and a number of hamlets. The Zaanstreek (area of the river Zaan, Zaan Region) is a region just north of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. It is roughly...

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...

Medemblik City and Its Local Highlights

Medemblik City Medemblik is the smallest, prettiest and oldest city of West-Friesland along the former Zuiderzee (IJsselmeer), approximately 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam. West Friesland is now owned by the county of Holland, a founding member of the Republic of Seven United Netherlands (1579). It received its municipal charter in 1289 and flourished particularly in the 16th and 17th...

Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Medemblik Of Gollden Circle

Hoorn is a true seaport with Jan Pieterszoon Coen standing guard over the city and the ship boys of Bontekoe gazing across the water at the ships. Via the West-Friesian villages of Venhuizen and Bovenkarspel you arrive at the second corner of this historical triangle; Enkhuizen. The ancient facades and stately merchant homes with their many ornaments testify to the hustle and...

Enkhuizen City and Its Local Highlights

Enkhuizen City and Its Local Highlights During the Netherlands’ Golden Century the favorable location of Enkhuizen on today’s IJsselmeer inland lake results in its development into flourishing sea port and fishing centre. However, the many wars in the following centuries caused poverty in the region - and the decline of the trade and fishing sectors. Horticulture becomes more important, and the construction of the...

Hoorn City and Its Local Highlights

Hoorn The town of Hoorn on the IJsselmeer offers a combination of old and new. Monumental facades tell of the history of this former Dutch East India Company town. The street plan has to a large extent remained intact and historical buildings have been retained in their old forms. The town has at least 300 monuments. The two marinas of the town also attract many visitors. Every year...

Edam and Volendam

Edam and Volendam Walking through Edam and Volendam, with their narrow and attractive alleys with picturesque houses, you feel like you have entered a painting. The yellow and red wooden shoes and traditional costumes are typical of Volendam. Edam has an extremely rich past and therefore more to offer than just cheese, as delicious as it may be! Historically a chartered town since 1357,...

Monnickendam and Marken

Monnickendam and Marken, Noord-Holland's beautiful cities In the Broek in Waterland region you will become acquainted with the traditional countryside; a countryside dominated by water, not soil. The delicious smell of smoked eel brings the past to life in Monnickendam and Marken, the island where the laundry is always snapping on the clotheslines. After the reclamation of the former Zuiderzee, the fishermen made way for pleasure...
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