Boats for rent in Enkhuizen

Enkhuizen, the ideal starting point for your watersports adventure

Your watersports vacation begins here. Dreaming of a sailboat and an unforgettable sailing holiday? Are you looking for the perfect location to start this watersports journey? Enkhuizen is the destination you must visit. In Enkhuizen, you'll dock in a historic city with expansive water, three modern marinas, and countless attractions.

Enkhuizen, a city with a rich history Situated on the outskirts of North Holland, where the Markermeer transitions into the IJsselmeer, Enkhuizen has a fascinating history. During the Golden Age, the city prospered thanks to herring fishing and thriving overseas trade. Enkhuizen is also known as Herring City, owing to the largest herring fleet in the Netherlands in the 17th century. The medieval prosperity is stil visible in numerous historical buildings, including the striking Drommedaris, formerly part of the city wall.

Cultural activities For culture enthusiasts, Enkhuizen's town hall with its marvelous 17th-century interior is a must-visit. The Spuihuisje now houses the Bottleship Museum, and the Drommedaris offers evening theater and cabaret. If you want to experience medieval life by the Zuiderzee during the day, the Zuiderzee Museum is highly recommended.

Enkhuizen for children Sprookjeswonderland, a theme park with great appeal to young children, is a fantastic destination. For relaxation, you can also visit the Enkhuizer Zandstrand on the banks of the IJsselmeer.

Summer events In May, music lovers can enjoy the Jazz and Folk Festival, while June brings the largest fair in North Holland.

Sporting activities Once docked, there's much to discover both on the water and on land. Highlights include the Enkhuizer Klipperrace, the Open Dutch Championship Lemsteraken, and the Race around the North. If you want to get on the water but don't have your own boat, there are various options around Enkhuizen to rent a sailboat or motorboat. Your adventure begins here!