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” Neben dem schönen IJsselmeer gibt es in Enkhuizen viele leicht befahrbare Binnengewässer. Nachdem Sie die stimmungsvollen Grachten der Stadt befahren haben, können Sie auf den westfriesischen Binnengewässern weiterfahren. Hier fahren Sie durch die ausgedehnte Polderlandschaft und die schönen Naturgebiete. “

Sailing through and around Enkhuizen

Historic Boating Map

For centuries, West Frisian farmers and market gardeners sailed every day with their barges through the ditches to their scattered fields. Although much has changed in the West Frisian landscape since the land consolidation, elements can still be found that are characteristic of the development of the area.

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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Check out our boating tips here

Information about boat rental and round trip in Enkhuizen

In addition to the beautiful IJsselmeer, Enkhuizen has many easily navigable inland waterways. After cruising the city’s atmospheric canals, you can continue on to the West Frisian inland waterways. Here you sail through the vast polder landscape and beautiful nature reserves.

Outside Enkhuizen, in the hinterland, there are several opportunities to rent a boat. 

At Rijo Boat Rental you can rent open polder boats with an outboard motor and canoes. You can then enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the polder by yourself. Rijo’s base is Lutjebroek, a great starting point for a trip through Het Grootslag polder or De Weelen nature reserve.


At the companies mentioned above it is possible to extend the boat rental with a package or picnic basket. We recommend you contact the rental companies themselves to discuss the possibilities.