Ijsselmeer-Dutch Nostalgia

holland, niederlande, netherlands, ijsselmeer, lake ijssel, amsterdam, enkhuizen

Ijsselmeer – Dutch Nostalgia

From/to Nunspeet

holland, niederlande, netherlands, ijsselmeer, lake ijssel, amsterdam, enkhuizen

Nostalgic around the Sea

Cycling around the IJsselmeer is an extraordinary experience! The lake was formed in the 1930’s, after the damming of the former Zuiderzee. Before the 20th century, there were many small but lively villages around the lake where thousands of families lived of fishing. This belongs entirely to the past now. Today, the lake is especially known for its indescribable calm and the beautiful nature. On the banks, you will discover charming villages and towns. Enjoy the views over the water, the green forests and the enchanting Dutch polder landscapes!

Dates 2024:

Arrival: Saturday+ Sunday
add. Friday from July 05.-Aug 16.
Duration: 8 days
Season 1: April 27.-June 07. +
Aug 19.-Sept 08.
Season 2: June 08. – Aug 18.

1st Day: Nunspeet

Individual arrival. Nunspeet is situated in the middle of the beautiful nature of the ‚Veluwe’. Around Nunspeet, old farms, green meadow-land and wooded banks can be admired. That is why this village is called the ‚pearl of the Veluwe’

2nd Day: Nunspeet – Amersfoort, approx. 60 km

The first cycling day brings us from Nunspeet over Harderwijk to Amersfoort. A first stop you can make during this tour is in Harderwijk. Harderwijk was a Hanseatic between the 13th and 17th century. Remnants of the once important city are the city walls, the town houses and buildings of the former university and monastery. Amersfoort is a town where history is still alive. Behind the old walls you can walk through the cosy streets where you can also go shopping.

3rd Day: Amersfoort – Amsterdam/Volendam/Purmerend, approx. 65 km

On the third day, we cycle to Purmerend. On the way to Purmerend a very interesting sight is the Naarden-Vesting, one of the best preserved fortifications in Europe. The landscape is dominated by the ancient bog ‚Eemland’. Another highlight during this tour is the beautiful medieval castle Muiderslot. You can visit the interesting exhibtition in the castle as well as the lovely gardens.

4th Day: Amsterdam/Volendam/Purmerend – Enkhuizen, approx. 65 km

On the way to Enkhuizen, you should really visit Edam, famous for its excellent cheese! From Edam you will cycle to Hoorn. Hoorn calls itself “the pearl of the IJsselmeer”. Hoorn was founded in the 12th century. After the establishment of a devison of the United East-Indian Company (Verenigde Oostindische Companie, abbreviated VOC) in 1602 the town gained international importance. Another place to see is the ‘Broeker harbour’. Our destination, Enkhuizen, was a leading port in the ‘Golden Century

5th Day: Enkhuizen – Balk/Wijckel/Lemmer, approx. 35 or 40 km

We take at 8.30 in the morning the ferry to Stavoren (excl., approx. 22eur/person, luggage and bicycle to be carried yourself on the ferry). The cycling tour will guide us through the typical Frisian landscapes. Stavoren for example has become very popular as the Eleven Cities Tour passes through there.

6th Day: Balk/Wijckel/Lemmer – Zwartsluis, approx. 50 or 62 km

Before leaving Lemmer you should definitely visit the only pumping-engine driven by a steam engine.The engine can pump up to 6 million m³ water per day. Between Balk/Lemmer and Zwartsluis, we will cycle through the national park ‚De Weerribben’, an ancient peat moor area. En route you can make a stop in Blokzijl or in Vollenhove. These places are ideal to relax a bit and admire the beautiful town centre. In Zwartsluis, where our hotel is situated, you can visit the former fortress Swartsluys, nowadays the place to be for water sporters.

7th Day: Zwartsluis – Nunspeet, approx. 52 km

The most noteworthy point of interest on the way to Nunspeet is Kampen, once a Hanseatic city. This city has not less than 500 monuments. A must see in the city are the city gates, the 14th century Sint Nicolaas church and the gothic house. After having passed the small village Noordeinde with its reed covered houses, we are back in the ‚Veluwe’ landscape, and after another unforgettable cycling trip, we are back in Nunspeet.

8th Day: Nunspeet

Individual departure or extension.


For this trip you will be accommodated in 3-4* hotels , in rooms with shower/bath and private facilities.

Please note that accommodation requests are always updated daily at the time of booking. The selection is based on availability. Of course, we are happy to accept non-binding customer requests. Tell us your wishes when booking.

You will receive the accommodation we have actually booked with the hotellist and the travel documents (after the booking confirmation at the earliest).


21-speed ladies or men

  • 21-speed freewheel
  • comfortable gel-saddle
  • 1 waterproof, spacious pannier bag
  • lock
  • odometer
  • emergency-kit


  • free car park at the hotel

Train station

  • Station: Nunspeet


  • Next airport: Amsterdam Schipol (AMS)
  • Onward with Intercity train to Amersfoort and a regional train to Nunspeet (+/- 1,5 hour)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast
  • luggage transport (1 piece / person up to 15 kilos)
  • free parking at the hotel
  • use of swimming pool in Lemmer
  • map
  • tourist information
  • GPS tracks and road description in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch
  • Service-Hotline (also in weekends)
Season 1Season 2
Double room 649,-699,-
Single room929,-979,-
prices in EUR/person

All taxes, if due, payable locally.

Discount children /extra bed with 2 full paying adults

0-2 years-100%
3-6 years-50%
7-11 years-25%
3rd person in dbl room-10%

Additional bookable

Rental bikes
21-speed insurance18,-
E-Bike insurance30,-
Additional nights
incl. breakfast
Double roomSingle room
prices in EUR/person

Operator: VOS Travel

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