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Enkhuizen

Day 19 – Enkhuizen, Holland

April 2015

Our last day in Holland, we will be visiting Giethoorn en route stopping at Enkhuizen. The distance from Amsterdam to Enkhuizen is about 65 kms and the journey takes about an hour to reach. Enkhuizen was formally a fishing port until the harbor silted up and Amsterdam became an alternative choice. Enkhuizen is a slow-paced peaceful village. Apart from being a fishing harbor, it provide a nice photo spot to photograph boats and yacht at the marinas. This photo spot is near to the NS rail station.

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Marina at Enkhuizen. Picturesque spot to shoot boats and yachts.

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Boats and yachts docked in the marina. The NS rail station is in the background.

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Buildings in Enkhuizen town.

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Proceeding our journey to Giethoorn, we stopped by a tulip farm by the road side. We’ve been to Keukenhof but not to a tulip farm.

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Tulip farm by the road side.

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Rows after rows of tulips.

To get from Enkhuizen to Giethoorn, we needed to drive across a ‘dam’ via highway N302 constructed on a dyke to the other side of the mainland. This ‘dam’ has an area of 1,200 sq kms and once on the dyke, the ‘dam’ seems to looks like you are in the middle of a sea. The dam isn’t deep typically 4 – 5m in depth. The distance to Giethoorn is about 100 kms and would take about 1½ hours. The dyke itself is 26.5 kms long, manually built by 70,000 volunteers.

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Driving map from Enkhuizen to Giethoorn.

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Seems to be a dyke across a sea but it’s actually a shallow ‘dam’.

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