The fishing town Enkhuizen, a.k.a. Haringstad (Herring town), lies at the border between the Markermeer and the IJsselmeer. Enkhuizen grew to great prosperity in the mid-17th century, and has had city rights since 1335. It has many wonderful attractions, like the partly open-air Zuiderzee Museum, and is a must-see for sailing enthusiasts and history buffs.
Sailing Enkhuizen is the perfect getaway! When entering the port you cannot miss the Dromedaris (dromedary) tower; this historical city gate was once a defence fortification and boasts an extraordinary carillon. The historical centre also contains two 15th century churches, a 17th century town hall and the largely intact city walls.
Sailing to Enkhuizen with Egasail
Egasail organises multi-day sailing trips to Enkhuizen with the sailing charter Orion, starting at its home port Monnickendam. We cross the Markermeer and enter the Gependam or the inner harbour of Enkhuizen via the Naviduct and the Krabbersgat locks. At Egasail you can book for a weekend, a midweek or a full week; departures are on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Below is an overview of our multi-day trips to Enkhuizen.