Populair ships from Enkhuizen

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All sights in Enkhuizen

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Discovering sailing areas

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Enkhuizen is probably the busiest port of the IJsselmeer. This beautiful VOC city is an ideal departure port for sailing trips in the direction of the Wadden Sea as well as on the IJsselmeer. The ships of NAUPAR are anchored in the ports of Gependam / Krabbershaven and Rommelhoek. Parking is free at the Gependam. In Rommelhoek there is a hotspot for free Wi-Fi.


Enkhuizen was created in the Middle Ages as a harbor and fishing village. In the 17th century Enkhuizen experienced its heyday with the overseas trade. Enkhuizen had the largest herring fleet in the Netherlands and both the VOC [Vereinigte Ostindien Companie] and the West India Company were represented in the city. During that time, the city had 25,000 inhabitants, today there are 18,000.

Typical for Enkhuizen

In the city center you can admire many historic buildings such as the Western Church (15th century), the Zuider Church (1423) and the former city prison (1612) with original wooden cells, which now serves as an exhibition center. The Town Hall on Breedstraat was modeled after the 'Palace on the Dam' in Amsterdam.


In Enkhuizen there is the Zuiderseemuseum with 160 historic houses from different Zuidersee places. Here you can go around and get an impression of how they used to live around this body of water. With the children you can visit the fairytale wonderland 'Sprookjeswonderland'. There are magical little houses and a varied playground. Also the bottle ship museum is worth a visit.