Please find below our selection of tourist attractions located around Lake IJsselmeer.
The buildings of the towns and villages around the Zuiderzee bear witness to the area’s rich history. VOC warehouses, wooden fishermen’s cottages, canal houses, churches and mills all tell their own unique story.
The shores of what was once the Zuiderzee are home to many places of historical interest, including VOC towns, fishing villages and Hanseatic cities. Many reminders of the region’s illustrious past can still be found today, and this guide reveals the places of special interest to be found in each town or village.
You will have the opportunity to visit one or more museums each day on your cycling trip around the IJsselmeer. Admire the paintings of Dutch masters, learn the art of building dikes and draining polders with a windmill, or learn about the lives of the people who used to live on the shores of the Zuiderzee. Read more about the wide range of activities here.
There is no shortage of amusement parks around the Ijsselmeer if you decide you want to combine a cycling trip with some fun and excitement for the children. Watching dolphins leaping, or a ride on a rollercoaster will make a change from cycling through the countryside.
Your cycling tour around the Ijsselmeer will take you through many water-rich nature reserves, including marshes, lakes, polders and deciduous woodlands that are home to unique flora and fauna. See the overview of nature reserves below.
The Netherlands is home to ten world heritage sites recognised by UNESCO, and six of them are located around the IJsselmeer. These unique heritage sites tell the story of the Netherlands in a very special way.