Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen

A story of a rich culture
In 1932, the Afsluitdijk closed off the Zuiderzee from the Waddenzee and received its new name ‘IJsselmeer’. The part outside the dyke is now part of the Waddenzee. The Zuiderzeemuseum is dedicated to the history, current events and future of the IJsselmeer area. The central themes are water, crafts and communities. The outdoor part of the museum with its historical buildings and the indoor part with its thematic expositions show this story very well. Heritage, arts, photography and design play an important part in this.

Outdoor museum
Walk back in time over the cobbled streets in the outdoor museum. More than 140 historical buildings from around the former Zuiderzee form a complete village here. Meet the inhabitants of Urk, visit the cheese warehouse and see what the smith is working at. Do you still know what a agricultural bank did? Come and discover it here! Also don't miss the modern design presentations inspired by working and living in past times. Are you hungry from all that history? Enjoy fresh smoked fish or have a nice bite to eat at café Hindeloopen while enjoying the beautiful view of the IJsselmeer.

Indoor museum
The indoor museum is the treasury of the Zuiderzee; here, different collections are presented in a modern way. Take a  Trip around the Zuiderzee and experience how people used to live near this inland sea. During the exhibition you'll travel from Enkhuizen over the Afsluitdijk to Friesland. Then you'll return to North Holland, where you'll visit Marken and Volendam. Also admire the large collection historical boats in the boat hall.

More informaton at www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl

Email: info@zuiderzeemuseum.nl
Phone: 0228-35 11 11


South Sea Museum

South Sea Museum
Around park: 14km

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Water sports

There are many water sports for the active vacationer to engage in. At less than 200 m from Bungalow Park Zuiderzee, water sports enthusiasts gather to Medemblik from all over the world.

Sailing, surfing and much more... everything's possible!


Feel the freedom on the water... Will you choose a sailing boat or one with a motor?

Don't have your own boat? You can rent one from us in order to sail around Medemblik and its area. You can choose from three types of boat: a silent boat, a motorboat and a sloop.

Sailing in West Frisia The sailing route network of West Frisia makes the region very attractive. Water is inextricably linked to the region... Of course, this is owed to its perfect location at Lake IJssel and Lake Marken, the countless watercourses and, let's not forget, its VOC (Dutch United East India Company) history.

The polders 'De Vier Noorder-Koggen' and 'Het Grootslag' feature sailing routes that have been marked using a hub system.

Kite surfing spot

Just like other spots around Lake IJssel, Medemblik is a great place to take some kite surfing lessons. It's a long coastline where the water is quite shallow in many places.

When it comes to space on shore it may take some compromise, but there's plenty to make up for it for any kite surfer. There's a wonderfully flat stretch of water, sheltered by a round dike in the water, perfect for freestyle enthusiasts.

Reason enough for a kite surfing school to use this location to inspire enthusiasm for our beloved sport.

Flat and shallow water, few waves and little current. Great for beginners.

Wind: N, NO and O

Sup school

Discover Medemblik from the water by supping! Are you ready for the supboard challenge? With guidance, you can learn how to sup at sup school Enkhuizen - Medembik. They offer various supping lessons. You can also rent a board yourself to get out there.

There is no better way to discover Medemblik than with a supboard on the water. Bungalow Park Zuiderzee is an excellent starting point! The lesson and rental location is at Beach Pavillion De Zoete Zee, within walking distance from our bungalow park. 

More information? Please visit the website of sup school Enkhuizen - Medemblik.