Enkhuizen, a pearl in the heart of West Friesland, enchants with its charming alleys, picturesque townscapes and surprising vistas. As the former center of the United East India Company and the West India Company during the Golden Age, the city still breathes its rich history. With no fewer than 366 monuments, Enkhuizen reflects its historical importance on every street corner.

Historical heritage

The Drommedaris stands out as the most iconic monument in Enkhuizen. Once a proud city gate, now a cultural center, but still impressive in its grandeur. As you stroll further through the center, you will encounter the old city jail and the stately city hall, built in 1612 and 1688, respectively. Their facades tell stories of times gone by, and stepping inside feels like a trip back in time. Further along await the West Frisian Mint, the Pepper House and The Librije, each a jewel of historical splendor.

Sailing heritage

The connection between Enkhuizen and water is centuries old, and in the Golden Age this connection with the VOC was unmistakable. Even today, Enkhuizen remains a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. Step aboard for a relaxing cruise through the canals, admire the boats in the harbor, take a refreshing dip at the Streekbos or rent your own sailboat to take to the water. With the IJsselmeer as a neighbor, the possibilities are endless.


A visit to Sprookjeswonderland is a must for families with children. This popular amusement park offers a day full of fun. For a dose of culture, the Zuiderzee Museum, the Flessenscheepjesmuseum and the Hoedenmuseum are well worth a visit. And as icing on the cake, you can take a ride on the Museum Steam Tram!