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IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

Workumerdijk, Makkum, The Netherlands
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Great for kitesurfing!

Flat brackish water makes this IJsselmeer a safe and easy place to kitesurf. Lots of cute towns to... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Bracebridge, Canada
via mobile
Peaceful and relaxing break

Lake Ijssel, Western Europe’s largest Lake, is a beautiful place to spend a few days. You can... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Pedal V
London, United Kingdom
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“by foot” (2 reviews)
“largest lake” (2 reviews)
“cycling” (3 reviews)
Workumerdijk, Makkum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Flat brackish water makes this IJsselmeer a safe and easy place to kitesurf. Lots of cute towns to visit along the way.

Thank Mal_1313
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Lake Ijssel, Western Europe’s largest Lake, is a beautiful place to spend a few days. You can skirt the perimeter by foot or bike and I recommend you do. It's very flat and incredibly peaceful here, especially for me and my family as we are...More

Thank Pedal V
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 8 wonderful days cycling around the Ijsselmeer from Amsterdam, staying overnight in Volendam, enkhuizen, Den Oever (really lovely), makkum, lemmer, Giethoorn, harderwijk and back to Amsterdam. Mostly stayed in bnbs and found the people very friendly and helpful. The path is well signposted...More

2  Thank alexblinks
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Discovered this area almost 20 years ago and love it. Its an amazing sailing area, as you can head out to the islands, sail around the Ijseelmeer or if the weather gets bad you can go in the canals. In addition the people are always...More

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Discovered this area almost by accident as we came to buy a sailboat from a local broker. What a pleasant surprise. It's a great sailing area with sailboats of every size and shape and many marinas. In addition it's a great area for exploring either...More

Thank OpalSurrey
Reviewed 20 August 2014

You can't miss it, just look at the map of Holland You can not see from one side to the other, despite the Dutch having reclaimed a lot of land from it You can take a ferry across if you want too, sail it and...More

1  Thank toowoomba4350
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Free parking. Supermarket and shops near the beach. The water was too shallow to swim, but it cooled you off. It wasn't overcrowded, the next people were at least 3-5 meters away.

Thank PRW67
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Largest lake in the Netherlands gives ample opportunity to visit old fisher villages, enjoy the sun or fight your way through heavy winds.

Thank Willem d
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