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The construction of the Afsluitdijk across the Zuiderzee resulted in the salt water inlet becoming the freshwater lake IJsselmeer. Today the many historic towns and the villages on the IJsselmeer are testament to a time when ships from the Dutch East India Company sailed from here to source their precious cargos of spices from across the seas.

Day 1 (Sat): Amsterdam

Day 2 (Sun): Amsterdam – Waterland – Monnickendam (Approx. 35-50 km/22-31 miles)

Day 3 (Mon): Monnickendam – Volendam – Edam – Hoorn (Approx. 52 km/33 miles)

Day 4 (Tue): Hoorn – Enkhuizen (Approx. 28 km/18 miles) | Enkhuizen – Urk

Day 5 (Wed): Urk and Schokland (Approx. 34 km/21 miles) | Urk – Lemmer

Day 6 (Thu): Lemmer – Frisian Lakes & Gaasterland – Stavoren (Approx. 48 km/30 miles) | Stavoren – Enkhuizen

Day 7 (Fri): Enkhuizen – Amsterdam

Day 8 (Sat): Amsterdam

In italics printed parts will be covered by ship