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Top Choice Museum in Enkhuizen


This captivating museum consists of two sections, 300m apart: open-air Buitenmuseum, with more than 130 rebuilt and relocated dwellings and workshops, and indoor Binnenmuseum, devoted to farming, fishing and shippin…
Top Choice Bar in Enkhuizen

De Mastenbar

Hidden away at the Compagnieshaven marina, local favourite De Masten has a cavernous nautical-themed interior with printed maps on the ceiling, old ship's wheels, compasses and copper lanterns, and a panoramic sun-d…
Seafood in Enkhuizen

De Drie Haringhe

Inside an old East India Company warehouse, opening to a lovely walled summer garden, this upmarket seafood specialist serves seasonally changing Dutch- and French-inspired dishes such as smoked-eel terrine with saf…
Dutch in Enkhuizen

De Smederij

Cute as a button, this cosy restaurant was once a forge, and is now decorated with beautiful old framed maps. Highly creative seasonal fare might include roast duck breast with wild-boar pâté, rib-eye steak with gin…
Church in Enkhuizen


Along Westerstraat you'll spot the remarkable Westerkerk, a 15th-century Gothic church with a removable wooden belfry. The ornate choir screen and imposing pulpit are worth a look.
Museum in Enkhuizen

Flessenscheepjes Museum

Almost as tiny as the boats in its collection, this enchanting museum contains an astonishing collection of ships in bottles carved by seamen through the ages. There are more than 1000 examples, some up to 750 years…
Church in Enkhuizen


Built in red brick between 1423 and 1458, the Zuiderkerk's copper-capped bell tower was added in 1524. Highlights include its 16th-century organ, and the Netherlands' oldest wooden ceiling paintings, dating from 148…
Historic Building in Enkhuizen


Located between the Buitenhaven and the Oude Haven, the Drommedaris was built as a defence tower as part of the 16th-century town walls. Once a formidable prison, it now serves as a cultural centre with a cinema (sc…
Historic Building in Enkhuizen

Town Hall

Enkhuizen's classical town hall was modelled after the Amsterdam town hall that once stood on the Dam. You can peek through the windows at the lavish Gobelins tapestries.
Historic Building in Enkhuizen


At the east end of Westerstraat, the 16th-century Waag (weigh house) overlooks the old cheese market.