Lemmer and the surrounding area
Relax at the campground or go out and discover Friesland, Overijssel and the Noordoostpolder.
Lemmer (5-10 minutes by car, 15-20 minutes by bike) is an authentic fishing village and a pleasant water sports resort with shops, restaurants and a beach. Every Thursday there is a market in the center from 13.00-17.00. The Woudagemaal is the oldest functioning steam pumping station in the Netherlands and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Gemaalweg 1a, Lemmer).
Urk (25 minutes by car) was once an island in the middle of the Zuiderzee, until the reclamation in 1939. Book a ginkies tour through the small old streets of old Urk. Or start at the lighthouse and explore on your own. Are you interested in the history of the Zuiderzee? Then go via the Markerwaarddijk through the IJsselmeer past Enkhuizen , a nice place with the Zuiderzee Museum and imagine yourself back in time (1 hour by car).
Do you want to explore the area further? A tour around the Slotermeer is recommended. Sloten (20 minutes by car) is the smallest of the 'eleven cities' with a restaurant on the water and worth a walk along the fortress walls. Then drive on to Woudsend and stop at restaurant Omke Jan with a view of the water and Houtzagmolen De Jager (open every Saturday between 10.00-17.00). You can also rent SUPs or book a cruise in Woudsend. Every Thursday there is a farmer's market between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
For a more extensive tour by car, e-Scooters or bicycle, Hindeloopen is one of the eleven cities (50 mins by car). If you are here for a couple of days, it's a must. Combine it with a pit stop at De Mirnse Klif (30 min by car). There is restaurant 't Mar with a fantastic view of kite surfers and the Rysterbosk with walking routes and a climbing track. Or drive further along the coast and stop at Het Vrouwtjes van Stavoren.
In the other direction lies the 'Venice of the North', Giethoorn (40 mins by car). Rent a boat or bicycle and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Weerribben National Park. If you are interested in the technique and history of reclamation, stop halfway at the Waterloopbos near Marknesse. this was once the outdoor laboratory of the Zeeland Delta Works, among others.