Netherlands By Bike


Enkhuizen to Medemblik

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Ride along the dijks overlooking the IJsselmeer

This route begins at the NS train station in the historic maritime city of Enkhuizen and ends in the town of Medemblik. This is a low stress and very scenic route along the dijks of the IJsselmeer. If doing this in the warmer months, you will love the beauty of the big Dutch sailboats out in the water as you cycle high along the dijks. Perhaps you'll want to stop and say hello to the small zoo animals that come up to you as you cycle through the Enkhuizen Childrens Park on your way out towards the IJsselmeer. There are direct trains to Enkhuizen, making this a perfect overnight getaway trip from Amsterdam with your bike.

Allow time to visit the Zuiderzee Indoor Museum, which contains an amazing collection of Dutch culture and artifacts from the region before the North Sea was dammed. It is located along the bike route in Enkhuizen. The main entrance has a safe outdoor courtyard to lock and secure your bike. Add this museum to your must see list when considering the purchase of the national Museumkaart.

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Enkhuizen - Medemblik

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the Zuiderzee Museum


Museums: Zuiderzee Museum  (Museumkaart accepted)

Distance: 25 km | 16 miles

Duration: Day Trip / Over-Night

Location: North Holland / IJsselmeer

Lodging: Rest-Inn Medemblik (bike friendly cabins on local farm)

Restaurants: Enkhuizen, Medemblik

The Zuiderzee was the body of water (sea) that created the inlet from the North Sea. A whole Dutch culture disappeared with the building of the Afsluitdijk in 1932 and the creation of the IJsselmeer (lake).

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The Netherlands • North Holland