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“With such a rich history, beautiful surroundings and endless possibilities to see and do, there is always something to tell about Enkhuizen. On this page you will find the best stories from visitors, residents and guest bloggers. And from us! Read what makes Enkhuizen so attractive and be surprised by its many hidden gems.”

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December in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 4 June 2024

In December, the holiday month, there is plenty to do in cozy, wintery Enkhuizen. Come Christmas shopping, visit Sprookjeswinterland and discover the best outings for the Christmas vacations

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Tips for the holiday months (St. Nicholas and Christmas)

Last edited on 4 June 2024

“In November and December (the holiday months) there is a lot to do in cozy, wintery Enkhuizen. Come Christmas shopping, visit Sprookjeswinterland and discover the best outings for the Christmas vacations.”

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Sinterklaas in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 4 June 2024

Sinterklaas will arrive in Enkhuizen this year on November 18. In the shopping street the cozy lights are already hanging and you are welcome for your shopping. Once Sinterklaas is in the country, you can participate in a very fun Pieten Speurtocht through Enkhuizen. We are warming up for a cozy December month!

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Autumn vacations in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 4 June 2024

In the autumn vacations there is plenty to do in Enkhuizen and the surrounding area. Come climb in climbing park Het Streekbos or walk the Blotevoetenpad with your bare feet. Do you like culture? Then visit one of the museums or walk the Enkhuizen Art Route. Or go swimming, to the movies or the petting zoo!

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3x Extraordinary overnight stays in and around Enkhuizen

Last edited on 6 June 2024

Would you like to make your overnight stay in Enkhuizen just a little more special and are you looking for a special experience? Here are 3 unique tips.

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New: Bike route booklet Enkhuizen

Last edited on 6 June 2024

In the new bike route booklet we have mapped out 6 beautiful routes for you. Varying in length. For each route we give a nice tip for getting off the bike. For the first 100 buyers we have a nice promotion!

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Delicious food and drink

Last edited on 6 June 2024

In Enkhuizen and its surroundings you will find plenty of cozy and surprising places to eat and drink. All catering establishments are pleasantly close together and many restaurants have a nice terrace. Wherever you settle down, you will receive a warm and hospitable welcome!

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Visiting Enkhuizen with a group

Last edited on 6 June 2024

Enkhuizen is a great destination for groups looking for a fun-filled day. Whether you are planning a family outing, organizing a company outing or just want to spend a fun day with friends, Enkhuizen has everything you need.

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Homemade in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 6 June 2024

In the town center you will find many nice specialty stores where you can buy original Enkhuizen products. Here you will find great tips for enjoying your visit to Enkhuizen at home!

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Summer vacation tips

Last edited on 6 June 2024

In summer, it is great to get out and about. A day out, a wonderful long weekend away or a vacation with the whole family. There is plenty to see and do in Enkhuizen in the summer, for young and old alike. We have listed the best tips for the summer vacations for you.

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Tips for the May vacation

Last edited on 7 June 2024

In the May vacation there is plenty to do in Enkhuizen and the surrounding area! Do you like to be active in nature? Then come climb in climbing park Streekbos or walk the Blotevoetenpad with your bare feet. Check out our tips here!

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Jazz Festival in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 7 June 2024

During the Jazz Festival Enkhuizen, national and international promising and traditional jazz musicians come together for three days in Enkhuizen for a swinging weekend!

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Koningsdag in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 24 April 2024

Tijdens Koningsdag in Enkhuizen hoef je je niet te vervelen. Er is van alles te doen en te beleven, voor jong en oud. Dus trek je oranje kleding aan en kom naar Enkhuizen om de verjaardag van de koning te vieren!

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Enkhuizen opens its doors

Last edited on 7 June 2024

The beginning of spring means the beginning of the tourist season in Enkhuizen. From the beginning of April, various attractions and exhibitions open their doors. Come and visit Enkhuizen!

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The best tips for spring break

Last edited on 7 June 2024

During the spring vacations there is plenty to do in Enkhuizen and the surrounding area. Do you like to be active in nature? Then come climb in climbing park Het Streekbos or join the IVN. Do you like culture? Then visit one of the museums or go to the movies. Or go swimming, eat out or visit the petting zoo!

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Spend the night in monumental greenery

Last edited on 7 June 2024

The Snouck van Loosen Park's superintendent's house is currently occupied by Ingrid Mol and her family. Whether they still have the keys to all the homes in the park, you can ask them yourself. In fact, part of the villa is set up as a B&B. How chic is that?

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Tips for spring

Last edited on 7 June 2024

Wonderful, it's almost spring! In early spring, it is wonderful to get out and about. Enjoy the first spring flowers such as crocuses and snowdrops during a walk. In spring there is also plenty to do for (young) children.

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Delicious lunch in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 7 June 2024

Did you know that you can also have a delicious lunch in Enkhuizen? An extended lunch or drinks during the day is a good idea, now that the hospitality industry will be closing earlier in the evenings in the near future. In the historic town center you will find many cozy restaurants and grand cafes. Stop by one of our catering establishments!

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Discover the Farmer’s Corner

Last edited on 7 June 2024

De Boerenhoek is a special part of Enkhuizen where you can wander past canals and authentic cheese-cover farmhouses. It is located slightly outside the center and is therefore still undiscovered and wonderfully quiet. Go for a walk and taste the atmosphere of this special part of Enkhuizen!

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Winter walk with hot chocolate!

Last edited on 7 June 2024

Even in winter it is nice to take a walk through Enkhuizen. Especially when everything is covered with a layer of snow. After such an ice-cold walk, a hot chocolate should of course not be missed.

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New children’s treasure hunt Enkhuizen

Last edited on 7 June 2024

Start the summer vacation with a brand new scavenger hunt through Enkhuizen. Especially for elementary school children, we have created a 'Crack the code route' which takes you past special places in Enkhuizen. After about an hour and a half of walking and exploring, you will be back at the starting point and can try to crack the secret code.

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Nieuw in Enkhuizen!

Last edited on 8 April 2024

Er zijn de laatste tijd weer allemaal leuke winkels bijgekomen in Enkhuizen. En daar worden we heel blij van!

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Italian food in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 7 June 2024

For many people, Italian food is a favorite. And that is not surprising, because Italians can make the most delicious meal you have ever tasted from just a few ingredients. In Enkhuizen, too, you can eat delicious Italian food.

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Discover Marker Wadden

Last edited on 7 June 2024

A new piece of the Netherlands has emerged in the Markermeer: Marker Wadden. Visit this lovely island by boat from Enkhuizen, take a walk and enjoy the new nature.

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High Tea in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 7 June 2024

A small soup, sandwiches with cream cheese, salmon or cucumber salad, savory muffins and a mini sausage roll. And, of course, gallons of tea! For a delicious high tea you can go to several cozy places in Enkhuizen and surroundings. But of course you can also buy the most delicious ingredients for a high tea at home in Enkhuizen!

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Historic meeting venues

Last edited on 7 June 2024

If you are looking for an unusual meeting location, there are many places to go in Enkhuizen. How about meetings in a defense tower, on a ship or at the top of the Drommedaris? We have listed a number of special meeting locations.

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Open Monument Day

Last edited on 7 June 2024

Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11 is Open Monument Day in Enkhuizen. You can see the Waaggebouw, Stadhuis, Drommedaris and the Zuider- and Westerkerk, among others.

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Bezoek de Westerkerk deze zomer!

Last edited on 8 April 2024

Van 1 juli t/m 10 september is er van alles te ontdekken in de Westerkerk in Enkhuizen. Bekijk de verschillende exposities of ga mee met een rondleiding!

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National Outdoor Play Day

Last edited on 7 June 2024

June 8 is National Outdoor Play Day, an initiative of Jantje Beton and Nickelodeon. Playing outside is super important, but is becoming less and less obvious. This is the afternoon we celebrate what is so important: playing outside! Will you join us? In Enkhuizen there is lots to do!

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Historical navigational chart

Last edited on 7 June 2024

Together with Vereniging Oud Enkhuizen and Vereniging Oud Stede Broec, we have created a handy and fun boating map: the Historical Boating Map. Pick it up for free at VVV Enkhuizen this summer or download it here.

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Fun exit points

Last edited on 10 June 2024

In Enkhuizen and Westfriesland you can enjoy cycling and walking. Want to take a break along the way and enjoy some goodies at the same time? We have lined up some great places to stop off!

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Weekend in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 10 June 2024

Enkhuizen is a very nice destination for a weekend getaway. The historic city is beautiful to walk through. There are cozy restaurants, interesting museums and always plenty of activities to do.

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Day out in Westfriesland

Last edited on 10 June 2024

Westfriesland is completely surrounded by the oldest dike of the Netherlands; the Westfriese Omringdijk. Within the Omringdijk there is a lot to discover. For example, go to the museum, zoo, climbing park or playground. In Westfriesland you will experience a surprising day out!

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Eating fish in Enkhuizen

Last edited on 10 June 2024

Enkhuizen is a town on the IJsselmeer where you can eat delicious seafood in one of the many fish restaurants. Enjoy freshly smoked eel, salmon and mussels. Come eat delicious fish in Enkhuizen!

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Enjoying a terrace

Last edited on 10 June 2024

Do you also feel like having a delicious drink on a sunny terrace? To unabashedly people-watch and order a portion of bitterballen - despite the time of day ;-)? In Enkhuizen you will find the most beautiful terraces!

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Ode to the landscape

Last edited on 10 June 2024

This year we celebrate the beauty of the landscape in North Holland. Immerse yourself in the art projects, exhibitions and excursions; experience the theme year full of activities at various locations throughout North Holland.

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Discover the hero (inn) and van Enckhuysen

Last edited on 10 June 2024

Discover the great heroes and heroines of the Golden Age. We all know the world-famous heroes, such as Bernardus Paludanus, Lucas Waghenaer and Jan Huygen Van Linschoten, but what was it like to be a sailor's wife in those days? Or an “ordinary man,” an average citizen?

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Discover our Golden Age Treasures

Last edited on 10 June 2024

Admire the ships in the harbors, stroll along the numerous monuments and canals or unwind among the ancient trees flanking the rampart.

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