There are both modern harbor cities and authentic towns dotting the landscape around IJsselmeer and Markermeer. There are bicycle and hiking routes around IJsselmeer, across the Afsluitdijk and through natural areas like Oostvaardersplassen and Weerribben. Do you want to experience culture, nightlife, art, or go shopping? Bataviastad Outlet, Amsterdam, Almere or the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden are nearby, as are popular places like the fortified town of Naarden, water-rich Giethoorn or the Volendam dike.
Things to see and do at IJsselmeer lake
Visit the lovely old Dutch vilages and towns. Together, they represent one of the most beautiful and authentic parts of Holland. Experience the ambiance of traditional fishing villages like Monnickendam, Marken and Volendam, the city of cheese Edam, the fascinating past of the VOC cities of Hoorn and Enkhuizen or the Frisian Hanseatic city of Stavoren.
How to find places on the map?
Tulip Festival + Tulip Route
Where to eat & sleep
5x eating fish in Volendam
Try the tastiest of fish dishes at one of these establishments.
Eating by the water’s edge in Flevoland
Flevoland has the most special places where you can eat at the water’s edge. Take a look at our tips here!
Spend the night on the water in Flevoland
Sleep inside a floating ‘water bubble’ or wake up to a gorgeous view of the water.
Spend time in nature
OostvaardersplassenAdd to itinerary
One of the newest nature reserves of the Netherlands has rapidly developed itself into an area of global significance.Read more
National Park Weerribben-WiedenAdd to itinerary
Rent a canoe or take a boat trip on an electric boat through this unique Dutch wetland.Read more