Enkhuizen, Holland

Enkhuizen is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. It boasts a strong maritime tradition and has one of the largest marinas of the Netherlands. It is also the location of the Zuiderzeemuseum, an open-air museum reflecting life in the villages around the Zuiderzee throughout history. Most of the buildings in the museum come from other locations in the Netherlands, such as Purmerend and Amsterdam.

Tourism is one of the most important businesses in Enkhuizen. Large parts of the inner city are still intact. This includes two magnificent 15th century churches, the largely intact 17th century city walls, gates and tower and the 17th century city hall.

Things to See & Do

* Zuiderzeemuseum - an open-air museum
* Churches
* City wall and gates
* City Hall
* Museums

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 116.04 km²
Population – 18,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31

Port Location – The port at Enkhuizen is located on the IJselmeer lake.

Transport Links – Enkhuizen station offers a direct service to Hoorn, Amsterdam and Amersfoort, with the journey to Amsterdam Centraal of around an hour.