IJsselmeer & more with clipper Elizabeth
- Enkhuizen - Enkhuizen
- 27/09/2020 8:00 PM - 4/10/2020 2:00 PM
- € 850, -
Enjoy this great sailing trip along the IJsselmeer coast. This largest freshwater lake in the Netherlands was a sea more than a hundred years ago: the Souther Sea. The area around the IJsselmeer is fascinating in terms of both nature and culture. Discover this unique part of the Netherlands on board our spacious and comfortable sailing ship Elizabeth. During this trip you will visit both the western and the eastern banks of the IJsselmeer. You also visit national parks, all the way to the province of Overijssel.
Day 1 - Enkhuizen
From 20:00 you can embark on board the comfortable Elizabeth. On board you will meet the hospitable crew and your fellow travellers. The first port town is immediately a special one: Enkhuizen was one of the most prosperous cities in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. As a member of the United East India Company (VOC), the city gained power and influence. Today, the many mansions, canals, churches, city walls and harbors remind you of this rich history during a walk through the old town.
Day 2 - Hoorn
The next morning we throw out the trusses and sail to Hoorn. In Hoorn you can see, smell and feel the history of this city! Hoorn also has a rich history that goes back to the time of the United East India Company (VOC), West India Company (WIC) and the whaling industry. With a little luck, the fishermen will hang their nets on the bridge, an old ship will be refurbished in the harbor and a “Hoorner”will tell you a beautiful story. For example about the adventures of the Boys of Bontekoe. Or the Battle of Bossu that was once fought right off the coast of Hoorn.
Day 3 - Urk
The Elizabeth hoists the sails and crosses the IJsselmeer to Urk. Urk is a former island and breathes the history of the time when the IJsselmeer was still Souther Sea. Urk is still a lively and characteristic fishing village, with surprising vistas, cozy squares and graceful decorations with anchors and boats.
Day 4 - Giethoorn
Time to visit a beautiful nature reserve! The small depth of the Elizabeth makes it possible to visit the Weerribben-Wieden National Park. Highlight is a visit to Giethoorn, an idyllic village in Overijssel where countless thatched farmhouses have been built on small peat islands connected by more than 170 wooden bridges. Welcome to the Venice of the North!
Day 5 - Kampen
From beautiful Giethoorn you sail with the Elizabeth to Kampen. Once again you will get to know a part of the history of the Netherlands: Kampen has been buzzing since the thirteenth century. Fishermen, craftsmen and merchants used to create activity in the nautical city on the banks of the IJssel. You can still taste that lively atmosphere in this medieval Hanseatic city.
Day 6 - Lemmer
The Elizabeth sails north from Kampen to the province of Friesland. In the village of Lemmer, the Elizabeth ties up. Lemmer is an old place, which was mentioned from the beginning of the 14th century. Due to its location on the former Souther Sea, Lemmer fought in many wars. With a fleet of 146 ships, Lemmer became one of the most important fishing places in the Netherlands.
Day 7 - Medemblik
If good wind can be ordered, then please for this day! The Elizabeth crosses the IJsselmeer again to the west. There the ship moors in Medemblik, the oldest city in West Friesland. It is a nice town to visit, especially Radboud Castle and the beautiful location on the IJsselmeer, formerly the Zuiderzee, appeals to the imagination.
Day 8 - Enkhuizen
The Elizabeth sails back to Enkhuizen. After lunch you can say goodbye to the crew and your fellow travelers. You’re leaving the beautiful Elizabeth, but the unique memory remains!
The daily programm depends on the wind- and weatherconditions. The captain will consult the guests and determines the planning. There's a little adventure involved!