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Enkhuizen day trip

Day trip from Amsterdam

The city

Enkhuizen is an old Dutch Southern Sea  town. Feel like eating a herring? Enkhuizen is the herring city and used to have the largest herring fleet in the country. The Dutch knew exactly how to dissect and preserve herring, so that we could trade it well.

In the history the towns of Hoorn and Enkhuizen are inextricable connected with the VOC (United East Indian Company), the Dutch trading fleet. Do realize that back in those days the two towns were connected with the open sea. What is now called IJssel lake (Dutch: IJsselmeer) was then known as Southern Sea (Dutch: Zuiderzee) from which you sailed into The North Sea. Between 1927 and 1932 a huge barrier dam was constructed (the world famous Afsluitdijk) and tamed the rough Southern Sea for good.    

Have you ever heard of the Enkhuizer Almanak? The oldest almanac still appearing in the world, with weather forecasts, astronomical data, tide tables, markets and public holidays. Pretty handy when you are at sea.

The Prince of Orange had given Enkhuizen the right to provide the former Zuiderzee with buoys and was allowed to collect taxes from sailing vessels. Enkhuizen has a beautiful city gate; the Drommedaris, which is characteristic for the city. The town hall, the Zuiderkerk the weigh house and the pepper house are a few options for sightseeing. Also, the ramparts, the harbor and the canals. A must visit is the zuiderzee museum. Discover here the culture and maritime history of the former Zuiderzee (Southern Sea).

 A proud little town at the (former) sea with a lot of (maritime) history. Meet Enkhuizen.

Amsterdam to Enkhuizen

How to get there?

You can reach Enkhuizen very easy by train from Amsterdam Central Station. It takes about 1 hour. By car in takes about 45 minutes. It’s Ideal for a day trip.


Enkhuizen Maps

See how to get there

If you’re not familiar with route discription in google maps, than click the button for guidence. A new window will open.

For information about transport tickets, visit our public transport page.

A good alternative for up to date timetables for all type of public transport is this website: 9292 OV.


Things to do in Enkhuizen

Activities in the city

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