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Enkhuizen is a river cruise port in Holland (West-Frisia, The Netherlands). The town has population around 19,000.
- The same-named municipality consists of Oosterdijk, Westeinde and Enkhuizen. Enkhuizen was among the harbour-towns of Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie - just like Amsterdam and Hoorn. From these port cities was conducted overseas trade with the East Indies (Southeast Asia). In 1355 the town eceived its city rights and in the mid-17th century it was at the peak of its might. However, because of various reasons, notably the harbours' silting up, Enkhuizen lost its first position to Amsterdam.
- The city has one of the Holland's largest marinas. Zuiderzeemuseum is also here. The city's oldest building (dating back from 1540 AD) is called Drommedaris (at the left In the above photo). Riverboat tours are offered from Enkhuizen to Medemblik.
- Industrially, the city is home to several seed production companies, and a plastics factory. Tourism is also a large part of the local economy.
- Enkhuizen train station provides direct rail service to Amsterdam City, Amersfoort and Hoorn. The travel time to Amsterdam Centraal is about 1 hour. Furthermore, during summer ferries operate between Enkhuizen-Medemblik, Enkhuizen-Stavoren and Enkhuizen-Urk. It's also possible to cycle or drive across Houtribdijk to Lelystad, while passing under naviduct (navigable aqueduct) close to the Krabbersgat lock.
Port Enkhuizen cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Enkhuizen, Holland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.