Swimming pool "De Oase" Kopieer

Swimming pool "De Oase"

The swimming pool "De Oase" is located in front of Villavakantiepark IJsselhof. "De Oase" is an indoor pool with a water temperature of about 31 degrees. The pool has a spacious recreation pool, with bubble bench and rapids / jet stream and a toddler / toddler bath.

All guests of Villavakantiepark IJsselhof can make free use of the indoor pool "De Oase". You are guaranteed a fun activity next door! Whether you are looking for a holiday park with a swimming pool, because during the hottest days you want to cool off in the summer, or because in the winter you want to enjoy the pleasant warmth of a swimming pool!

"De Oase" is a multifunctional swimming pool, where you can exercise or recreate as a swimming enthusiast. The pool is well-organized and child-friendly. When the weather is nice, the sunbathing lawn next to the swimming pool is wonderful to have a swim after a swim.

Enjoy your vacation in the swimming pool ''De Oase''

In 2019, the annual maintenance will probably take place from January 7 to January 25, 2019. The pool is then closed.

In the area there are several alternatives, we advise De Zeehoek in Wervershoof (3 km), Enkhuizerzand in Enkhuizen (12 km) and De Waterhoorn in Hoorn (18 km).

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Pony riding

Whether it is a holiday or not; pony riding can be done all year round!

Children can ride pony daily over the holiday park. A ride of 20 to 25 minutes costs € 6.00.

In addition to a ride on the park there is the possibility to make an outside ride, from 12 years and some experience is required and is also very suitable for adults. The outside ride costs € 18, - and takes about an hour.
It is also possible to discuss a private lesson, it costs € 12, - and takes half an hour.

Reservations must be made in advance. This can be done at the reception opposite the pony ranch or at the ponyranch itself if the owner is present.

The owner can be reached by phone

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The ponyranch is diagonally opposite the pool.
There is no pony ridden during bad weather conditions.
A friendly herd with ponies runs on the ponyranch. Each pony has her own story and is ready for your children to take a wonderful ride on the ponyranch or possibly on the holiday park.

We would like to introduce the herd to you:

Seala, our Icelandic, is already a lady of age, but she still likes to take a ride outside, because this lady certainly has some pit. But she is so sweet and completely "bombproof".

Big Mackie is a Shetland pony and here with us the smallest, but do not underestimate him, because he knows what he wants! He is very nice for the smallest: cuddling and brushing and they can also ride on him. Seala and Big Mackie are real buddies.

Rowan is just as big as Big Mackie. He can do all kinds of tricks, like sitting and lying on command!

Roosje is a sweet and obedient horse. She likes to work with you and likes to go for a walk or a ride. Only children up to 35 kilos are allowed on Roosje.

Luna is a sweet and sensitive horse. She is curious and keeps an eye on everything. Luna is the accompanying horse during outdoor rides. She is also the mother of Tessa.

Lucky is the oldest horse that is here. She loves to be polished or to be allowed to go with a round of walking.

Tessa is the youngest horse here: she loves to cuddle and is very curious! She is a Crossbreed Tinker of 6 years old. Tessa has only been under saddle for 1 year. She is very sweet and trustworthy for her age.

Tim is a real Tough Tinker from Ireland. Tinker are also called gypsy horses. He has a white and a black ear which brings extra happiness. He is 8 years old and 1m 42m high, but shows a lot bigger because of his stature and socks, but also the smallest ones can!
Tim and Tessa are real buddies.

Maikel has been adopted. He is a sweet and colorful Shetlander. He can even run for the cart!

Kenny comes from Wieringerwerf, and can, just like Maikel, run well for the cart.

For the smallest: the small Shetlanders Big Mackie (up to 15 kg), Rowan (up to 20 kg), Maikel (up to 30 kg).
The big sheltlanders are Kenny & Presto (up to 40 kilos). The larger ponies are suitable for all children and adults up to a maximum of 85 kilos.

As you can read there is a pony for everyone, big and small, to ride on.


Enjoy fishing in the Westfriese Andijk from the jetty of your holiday home

The inland waters of the park are connected to the IJsselmeer. Almost all of our holiday homes have their own fishing pier at the Alkmaar group accommodation, the Andijk farmhouse and some types of Medemblik 8 and Childfriendy holiday homes.

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In addition to the fish scaffolds at the homes there is also a fishing pier at the lake at villavakantiepark IJsselhof and the landing space behind the reception is also a very nice fishing spot. You will experience a wonderful fishing holiday at IJsselhof, where you can fish in peace and quiet.

IJsselhof has a rich carp stock. In the inland waters around the holiday homes on IJsselhof swim include Grass Carps, Schubkarpers and Spiegelkarpers. Witvis also swims such as Bream and Blankvoorn.
Last Januari '19 we have put out a small 100 kilos of roach and a small 200 carps, including row carrots, scales and mirrors, to enrich the fish stock.

Fishing in the area
You can also enjoy fishing in the IJsselhof area. If you really want the peace of Andijk to permeate you, install yourself at the Karperput de Dobber in Andijk. This carp pit is the best fishing spot of Andijk. There is an adapted fishing spot for handicapped people, who regularly drop their line here.

Not a fanatical angler but just want to de-stress a day away from the daily worries? Then this is the place! Much more than a piece of dough on the hook is not necessary. For example, many anglers have literally found their place in Andijk. If it is not along or on the IJsselmeer, or at one of the many ditches, canals, pits and ponds. More seasoned anglers are here hunting for pike, zander, carp, bream, perch and roach. It all swims here and not so little as well.

In and around Andijk there are plenty of opportunities for fishermen who want to specialize in grass and scales carp, or bream, pike, walleye and other species that are literally caught here in all sizes and weights.

In the polder of Andijk it is very suitable for fly fishermen to roam windes and roaches. Or visit the IJsselmeer, where the specialists 'trolling' with pike perch on perch and perch. At the Vooroever / Port of Andijk there are many wading opportunities for the fly fishermen on bream, perch, bindweed and roach.

In the regional forest there is a fishing place which is also accessible to the disabled. Various sailing routes run through the regional forest. There is the possibility to rent boats so that you can fish from a boat. The IVN also organizes regular guided tours, as Ton Groen regularly takes people to catch up in the Streekbos.

All this makes villavakantiepark IJsselhof the ideal place for fish lovers in North Holland.

Beach at 1km

De Vooroever
Recreation area "De Vooroever" is a practically connected recreational area that lies between Medemblik and Andijk.
"De Vooroever" offers something for everyone. You can enjoy kitesurfing, walking, cycling, fishing and enjoying the many forms of water recreation.

Within walking distance of IJsselhof
The beach of De Vooroever is within walking distance of about 20 minutes from your holiday home on IJsselhof. In addition, the beach is also easily accessible by car and parking is free.

View the map of De Vooroever near Andijk here.

The Streekbosstrand
The Streekbos 8 kilometers from our park is situated in a beautiful natural environment and has a beautiful beach to relax on and a swimming lake where you can swim. In addition, the regional forest has good catering facilities and extensive play facilities such as the climbing park.

Swimming season
During the swimming season from 1 May to 1 October, the quality of the bathing water is checked daily. There are swimming lines and instruction boards at the swimming pool so that you and your children can swim safely.

North Sea coast
For a day out you can also drive to the North Sea coast, which is only 45 kilometers from villavakantiepark IJsselhof.

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Natural beach

For our guests there is a fish pond on the holiday park with a natural beach. You can float in your boat or play fun on the beach. If it is not warm enough yet, you can also enjoy paddling from the walkway that runs from one side of the fish pond to the other side of the fish pond where the nature playground is located.

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Next to villapark IJsselhof (ci. 10 min. walk) is a supermarket.
You can get freshly baked bread here and of course any other purchases.

The supermarket is opened from April till the end of October.

Furthermore, you can of course get all the other groceries every day in addition to the fresh rolls.

The supermarket also has an extensive range of non-food items, including the newspaper, tobacco, self-care medicines, toys, souvenirs, etc.

Attentive Supermarket Klaver hopes to welcome you in our supermarket.

In the village Andijk there are also 2 supermarkets.

"De Boerderij"

Play, discover, jump around, play football or volleyball...

With rain or sunshine, no one gets bored at Villavakantiepark IJsselhof. The Boerderij (farmyard) offers fun to visitors of all ages. The little ones get going on the colourful bouncy castle, on the games table and with all kinds of toys. There is table football and an air hockey table for the older kids.

Parents are also very welcome, of course. Want to sit back and relax? We have a selection of books and wireless internet connection. On days with nice weather the outdoor terrace is open, with a view over the playing field. Kids just won't be able to stay away from the trampoline, climbing frames and play areas. Young and old love to get sporty and hit a few balls on the volleyball court. Do you want to return home with a holiday tan, but the weather is holding you back? Then the tanning bed is there to help. The laundrette with washing machine and dryer complete the set.

Restaurant and Snackbar

There are various restaurants along with a snackbar to be found in the immediate vicinity of the Villavakantiepark IJsselhof.

For young families we have a pancake restaurant. The whole family will enjoy the à la carte restaurant De Polder. Both restaurants can be found right next to the park. More information at www.grootslaghoreca.nl

From January 7th to January 17th 2019, these restaurants are closed. 
From November until Christmas holiday and from January 18th 2019 until Spring break they are only opened during the weekends. At arrival you will get the exact opening days/hours.

Within walking distance from Villavakantiepark IJsselhof you will find the 1619 Eten & Drinken restaurant. It is located above the harbour office with a view over the IJsselmeer. More information and opening hours: www.1619etenendrinken.nl
This restaurant is closed from 7 to 31 January 2019. 

Just along the dam in a beautiful church from 1667 you will find Restaurant Het Kerkje. From the restaurant you can watch the kitchen staff in action. They prepare modernized French dishes with Mediterranean influence. More information at restauranthetkerkje.nl

For pizzas and shoarma: Restaurant Dijkhuis at 2,2 km with indoor playground. Open from Tuesday - Sunday.

And at 2,3 km Restaurant & Snackbar 't Skaffie with outdoor play ground. Open on Monday and from Wednesday - Sunday.

Bar / Bowling

The Bar/Bowling directly behind the park is open the whole year round. Here you will find various bowling lanes, pool and snooker tables, games and a half-covered, heated terrace.

From January 7th to January 17th 2019, the Bar/Bowling is closed.
From November until Christmas holiday and from January 18th 2019 until Spring break they are only opened during the weekends. At arrival you will get the exact opening days/hours.

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Bike rental

Would you like to view the area by bike during your stay?
This is possible! You can book your bikes with us before your holiday starts.

You can reserve the following bikes:

  • Ladies bike
  • Men's bike
  • Children's bike
  • Electric bike
  • Child seats

It is also possible to rent bicycles during your holiday on the spot.
Please reserve this on the day of arrival or at least 1 day before you need it.
If you want to rent last-minute bikes, you can do so as long as we have them in stock (this only applies to women's and children's bikes).

On the spot we also rent out skelters and round carts.

We also have a cycling map nodes so that you can view the area well and do not miss anything.

For prices and information, please contact the reception of Villavakantiepark IJsselhof

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Next to swimming pool De Oase is a large playground with cable-railway and air cushion. 

On Villavakantiepark Ijsselhof next to some children houses we have a special fenced playground for the little ones and there is a playground in front of the Indoor playground with trampoline. 

(the swimming pool is in front of the holiday park.)

Mini golf

At the restaurant "de Polder" is the possibility to play mini golf.

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At Villavakantiepark IJsselhof, a small tanning studio has been set up in "de Boerderij". If during your holiday the weather is not quite right then it is still possible to color.

The opening times of the tanning studio are equal to those of "de Boerderij". You can obtain the necessary coins at reception.


Your vacation begins at our reception.
You will find information about the park and all facilities.

Here you can ask questions and / or offer remarks. You can also find several folders of the environment at the reception.

You can pay by cash, debit or credit card.
The reception is opened 7 days a week.
The reception can be reached by phone during opening hours *:

  • Monday / Thursday 9 am to 12 ½ pm  / 1 ½ pm to 5 pm
  • Friday 9 am to 12 ½ pm  / 1 ½ pm to 6 pm
  • Saturday 9 am to 12 ½ pm  / 1 ½ pm to 3 pm
  • Sunday 10 am to 1 pm

The opening hours are dependent on occupancy.


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*( Please note: Hours may vary on some days as in the off season and on holidays

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Tennis courts

The tennis courts are open for you at all times. You can use the courts whenever you want, for free. You can hire tennis rackets and balls for a small fee.

The tennis courts are open from April till the end of October.

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Children's Farm

There is a lovely petting zoo next to Villavakantiepark IJsselhof near the large playground with rabbits, goats, chickens and other animals.

Soccer pitch

At Villavakantiepark we take both children and adults into account. In front of the "The Boerderij" you will find a small soccer pitch for the little ones. Behind the swimming pool you will find a large pitch for young people/adults.

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Kite field

In front of the holiday park there is a large field. As this is completely open you can fly your kites here to your heart's content.

Or go to the recreation area "de Vooroever" at 1 km from the park. There is also lots of space for flying kites. (see photos)

(kites for sale at the reception)

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Volleyball court(s)

You will find the volleyball court in front of "de Boerderij".
There’s another court near the large playground (next to the park).

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Laundry service

Washing during your holiday? It's possible at IJsselhof. Our laundry is equipped with all comforts: in addition to the washing machines you will also find a dryer, so that your clothes can be worn quickly.
The opening times of the laundry are the same as those of "de Boerderij". You can obtain the necessary wax coins at the reception.

Fine dining package

Fine dining package

2 days during your vacation carefree fine dining ...

Do you enjoy your stay carefree?
Then use the "Good dining" Package.
2 days, the food for your care.

The first day consists of a plate service: schnitzel, chips and salad or a pizza of your choice. You can pick your choice at the restaurant.

The second day you can have a nice gourmet.: Fish, meat, garnishes, sauces, bread & butter.
You can choose to have it in your villa or in the restaurant.

The package is exclusive of any entree, beverage & dessert.

De costs are € 30,00 per person.

Groceries package (Large)

Groceries package (Large)

That's handy! The groceries are ready on arrival!

A shopping package (Large) (with refreshments, coffee, tea, soft drinks, etc.) is ready in your holiday villa on arrival.

This large grocerie package has:
1 bottle Cola, Fanta, Red Wine, White Wine and Orange Jus en Juice, 1 package semi-skimmed milk, six-pack Heiniken beer, package 500 gr Roodmerk Coffee, semi-skimmed Coffee milk 500 ml, 20 theabags English Melange, Lumps of sugar 500 gr, 4 white Pistolet, 4 Croissants, halvarine Butter, 10 free-range eggs, smoked shoulder ham 115 gr, Mature cheese slices 230 gr, Chicken fillet 100 gr, Cooked Gelderse 125 gr, Lu mini Crackers Naturel 250 gr, Brie 200 gr,  salted Peanuts 250 gr, Lay's naturel Chips and Haribo candy mix 250 gr.

Animation in school holidays

During the school holidays we have a varied entertainment program for the kids for a fun holiday.


You will find two supermarkets in Andijk:

Dekamarkt Andijk
Middenweg 59A
1619 BN Andijk

Lidl Andijk
Dijkgraaf Grootsweg 34
1619 BV Andijk


The village of Andijk has some cultural highlights. Nice to explore Andijk once culturally.

At the foot of the access road you will find two museums under one roof. In the museums permanent exhibitions can be viewed about 5000 years of life and work in the polder "Het Grootslag" and on the Dutch garden seed sector in past, present and future. The museums are located in the former polder pumping station "Het Grootslag", with which the Proefpolder has been drained.

Hoedenmuseum "Zet 'm op"
In the Hoedenmuseum at the Hornpad in Andijk, Annet Mantel - van Dokkum has exhibited her private collection of hats. There are a number of hats that you can fit. For the children there is a questionnaire about various hats that can be seen there.

Shopping center "Beldershof"

Shopping center 'Beldershof' is the shopping center of Andijk, and has ample parking for and around the shops. Parking is free around the shopping center, and allows you to easily load your daily groceries into your car. 'Beldershof' is completely covered which makes it pleasant to shop in bad weather. Around the shopping center you will find a glass box and a number of playground equipment for the little ones.

The shopping center 'Beldershof' exists since 1991, but there have been more than 150 years of shops in the center of Andijk. For consumers, the shopping center offers a variety of shops, including a butcher, bakery and supermarket.

Shopping center 'Beldershof' has undergone a renovation in 2003 where the store offer has remained the same but the space for a number of stores has increased. The street image around the shopping center has also been given a new appearance whereby the maximum speed around the shopping center has been reduced from 50 to 30 km. p / u. There has also been more parking space around the shopping center and more "square" has been created, which has increased the space for pedestrians. There is also more room for a terrace during the summer months, and children can play safely.

"Shopping center Beldershof"
Middenweg 65b, 1619 BN Andijk


In Andijk there are 2 large nature reserves: De Vooroever and Streekbos. The Foreshore starts at 1 kilometer from IJsselhof and continues until Medemblik. The Streekbos can be found on the border with the municipality of Enkhuizen. The areas offer something for everyone. So you can enjoy walking, cycling, and enjoy the animals and nature.

De Vooroever
Natuurgebied de Vooroever is a practically connected area that lies between Medemblik and Andijk. From IJsselhof you can walk to the Vooroever in 20 minutes, the area is also easily accessible by car and parking is free. Over the dike you walk between the meadows and this water-rich nature reserve. There is a cormorant breeding colony and there are dozens of breeding water and swamp birds. The nature reserve also offers a resting place for birds looking for food in the IJsselmeer. Sometimes thousands of ducks can be seen during the migration season and in winter. A walking path from the car park at the Koopmanspolder takes you to a bird lookout point. Some 250 different birds can be found in this nature reserve!

De Koopmanspolder
The Koopmanspolder in Andijk is part of the Vooroever. The polder of 16 hectares has undergone a major change. A piece of everyday outer dike grassland has been changed into a beautiful combination of nature, water, landscape art, culture (history) and recreation. For birdwatchers, the Koopmanspolder is a true bird paradise. After raising the water level, thousands of birds descended on the flooded land. Special specimens such as the ruff and the pintail have already been spotted. Three months a year (15 July to 15 October) you can walk to the heart of the vortex via a shell path. Dogs are not allowed in the polder.

Het Streekbos
The 73 hectare Streekbos was built in 1978. Several hiking routes have been set out. Part of the Streekbos has been extracted from the polder water and has been specially designed to give the growth of water and riverbank plants more chances. You will also observe more and more native species of plants and animals in other parts of the Streekbos, such as the beautiful kingfisher.

Walking routes

Villavakantiepark IJsselhof is the perfect starting point for a nice walk. Walking is a sport for (almost) everyone

Everyone can choose a walking route whose distance suits what you like. We have selected a few for you:

Walking route through De Weelen of 4 km.
Dike walk through Andijk of 12 km.
Village walk through Andijk of 5 km.
Hiking route in De Koopmanspolder Wervershoof.
Walking route with starting point in Onderdijk.
Hiking trail with starting point in Het Streekbos

Water sport

If you think Andijk, then you also think of water sports. Andijk offers various possibilities for sailing enthusiasts and water rides. Centrally located on the IJsselmeer with the Wadden Sea and the Frisian lakes below boating.

The harbor of Andijk is within walking distance of Villavakantiepark IJsselhof. The Andijk harbor is a modern marina on the IJsselmeer that can accommodate about 600 sailing boats. At the port there is the possibility to rent a perfectly maintained, very clean sailing yacht for a competitive price.

Experience the experience of sailing on an authentic wooden cutter with Kulu Sailing trips on the IJsselmeer

  • An unforgettable experience
  • Fun, educational and relaxing for everyone from 0 to 100
  • Actively involved in sailing
  • For 2 to 11 people
  • Walk from 2 hours 20 euro p.p.
  • From May to October, 7 days a week

At the harbor there is also a boat ramp to launch (motor) boats with car and trailer. Wind and kite surf enthusiasts can enjoy the wind on the Foreshore from the Andijk beach.


Hospitality is paramount in all restaurants in West Friesland. There is something for everyone in West Friesland. Restaurants, often in historic buildings, with the focus on an authentic atmosphere, traditional dishes and the use of responsibly made products from the region. Restaurants where every season the experience of that particular season is tasted. These are restaurants that appeal to us and hopefully you:

Hof van Medemblick at Medemblik
Grand Café Hof van Medemblick is housed in a monumental building whose authenticity is preserved in a unique spot on the old inner harbor of Medemblik, with a cozy terrace at the harbor.

Happy Days at Grootebroek
At Happy Days in Grootebroek you will find various types of restaurants where you can eat romantically with 2 people, but also very well with groups for a perfect evening out.

IJgenweis eten & drinken at Bovenkarspel
Good food from the region. Restaurant IJgenweis works with fresh ingredients and partly organic meat and responsibly caught fish. Cosiness, good food, good wines, surprising creations and a cozy atmosphere are our ingredients for a successful culinary evening.

Die Drie Haringhe at Enkhuizen
The restaurant is located in a former VOC warehouse at the old harbor of the picturesque fishing village of Enkhuizen. All dishes are prepared with daily fresh products, where possible from the Westfriesland region.

Onder de Wester at Enkhuizen
The restaurant, in a historic national monument in the center of Enkhuizen, exudes an authentic contemporary atmosphere and the delightful terrace on the historic square of the former Burger Weeshuis will steal your hearts.

Van Dis at Hoogkarspel
A nice and cozy decorated restaurant on the square with delicious dishes. You can go here for lunch and dinner.

Grand Café Turf at Hoorn
A sandbox for children in the middle of the restaurant. A real experience that you should not miss.

Restaurant TOV at Schagen
The restaurant is very attractively decorated with the sheltered courtyard giving an extra dimension to dining at TOV. Since 2008 restaurant TOV has been awarded a Bib Gourmand, a Michelin award that stands for a good price-quality ratio.

Boat trips and boat rentals

The West Friesland region has had an important relationship with water since the Middle Ages. Not surprising, given the geographical location on the Marker and IJsselmeer, the countless watercourses within the contours of the cultural-historical West Frisian Omringdijk and the rich VOC history of Medemblik, Hoorn and Enkhuizen

Thanks to the waterway network West-Friesland, the water is now perfectly suitable for recreation. In the polders Het Grootslag and De Vier Noorder-Koggen, sailing routes have been set out that are signposted by means of a node system.

The electrically powered whisper boat is a more environmentally friendly alternative to the motorboat. The electric motor makes hardly any noise, so that in all silence can enjoy all the beauty that the region has to offer.

There are several boat / canoe rental points in West Friesland:

It is also possible to book a cruise on the Westfriese waters. This can be done for example with:


Medemblik and Hoorn offer with the citytours a tour in environmentally friendly, electrically powered shuttle buses through the history of both cities. The open electric bus makes the museums and attractions in the area optimally accessible.

More information is available here:
Citytours Medemblik
Citytours Hoorn


Around Villavakantiepark IJsselhof, lie the three attractive and versatile shopping cities Enkhuizen, Hoorn and Medemblik. In addition, the shopping centers of Andijk, Wervershoof and surrounding villages offer a complete range for the whole family.

The center of Hoorn has a large shopping area. With a varied range of shops in addition to the large well-known chains. Villa holiday park IJsselhof can recommend a round trip on the Grote Noord, the Nieuwstraat and the Gedempte turfhaven. But also in the small side streets you will find many nice shops.
In Medemblik you will not find the big chains. Fortunately, because what's more fun to surprise you once by inspired retailers. Fashion accessories, beauty, food and drinks, reading material, interior and exterior, toys, gifts and gadgets, you can not think of it that way and it is there. Shopping is still a true treasure hunt for everyone's budget. In the picturesque Medemblik you walk through a cozy Nieuwstraat, with a multitude of specialty shops and fashion stores. And do not forget the side streets. Parking is free with the blue parking disc.
The historic city center of Enkhuizen has a succession of surprising small and larger shops. Many of these are located in beautiful monuments with characteristic details. A look above the shop windows makes shopping in Enkhuizen even more fun.
Villa holiday park IJsselhof you can recommend a visit to the Westerstraat, there you will find next to the chains of the Hema, Blokker and Scapino, the most special shops and boutiques. Stylish design, quirky fashion, delicious chocolates, coffee and tea specialties, trendy glasses, etc.

Cycling routes

Land and water are nowhere as close to each other as in historic West Friesland. You will discover it by bike: the monumental Omringdijk winds along the IJsselmeer - the former Zuiderzee - and runs along farmlands, the Westfriese Vaart, characteristic ribbon villages and old VOC cities.

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Dedicate your trip via the ANWB Knooppuntenroute or fietsrouteplanner van de Fietsersbond or follow a Theme Route. Experience the history in the old cnetra of Hoorn, Enkhuizen or Medemblik or opt for a rural tour through nature.

Cycling routes:
Fietsroute Westfriese stolpeboerderijentocht; 24km startingpoints Hoogwoud, Lambertschaag or Abbekerk
Literair Landschap Route 1; 28 km startingpoint Alkmaar - Schagen
Literair Landschap Route 2; 61 km startingpoint Schagen - Enkhuizen
Het oude land; 40 km startingpoint Hoorn
Het rijke land; 28 km startingpoint Medemblik
Fruitroute; 36 km startingpoint Schellinkhout
Holland Boven Amsterdam;  Various routes in the region
Keer op keer langs het IJsselmeer; 46 km startingpoint Medemblik
Vroegere tijden herleven op de fiets rond Enkhuizen: 67,4 km startingpoint Enkhuizen

A few types of holiday villas, including type Hoorn Wellness 4, have a storage room for approximately 2 (electric) bicycles.


Land and water are nowhere as close to each other as in historic West Friesland. You will discover it on foot: the monumental Omringdijk winds along the IJsselmeer - the former Zuiderzee - and runs along farmlands, the West Frisian Canal, characteristic ribbon villages and old VOC cities.

Experience history in the old centers of Hoorn, Enkhuizen or Medemblik or opt for a rural tour through nature.

In Hoorn it is possible to make a city walk for groups of a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 25 persons, accompanied by Harry Vlaar, guide. This in a pleasant walking pace (4-5 km / hour) and over a distance of about 10 km.

Duration: approximately 2 1/2 hours
Costs: € 25 per group registered (up to 25 people in total) or € 40 in an exclusive group.

Info or registration Harry Vlaar 06 23 48 80 79 or by e-mail.


West Friesland is the area in North Holland that is completely enclosed by the oldest dyke in the Netherlands; de West-Friese Omringdijk. Less than 25 kilometers from Amsterdam is this provincial monument with a total length of 126 kilometers.

This wonder of human hand is already 800 years old and connects the historic cities of Alkmaar, Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Medemblik. The Omringdijk winds through the landscape like a green route and leads the visitors of Westfriesland along the vast landscape with its unique vistas, the typical ribbon villages with farmhouses and the former VOC cities with their beautifully preserved inner cities. A large part of the dyke still forms the boundary between land and water, elsewhere the dyke runs straight through the land between polders and drained products as a monument to centuries of struggle against water

The dike embraces a rich cultural history and is a platform for many cultural surprises. Get to know one of the striking phenomena from the history of Westfriesland; the forced castles from the 13th century. The Dutch Count Floris V had these forced enclosures built to subject the West Frisian land to themselves. Pay a visit to the renovated Radboud Castle in Medemblik or view the reconstruction of Nuwendoorn Castle in Eenigenburg from the dike.

Westfriesland is a wonderful place to recreate in the wild. For those who enjoy walking and cycling, there are many trips across and around the dike. The number of nature reserves in this region is expanding and new cycling and walking paths are constantly being constructed. A day relaxing on the water? Enjoy sailing or in a spillboat (Westfries for whispering boat) of all the beauty that Westfriesland has to offer.


Noord-Holland has a rich history. The eternal battle against water plays an important role in this. This has caused many historical events, such as the flood disaster in Waterland in 1916, the reclamation of the Haarlemmermeer and the construction of the Afsluitdijk.

Also the Russian-English invasion and the Second World War have left their mark in North Holland. Read the hidden stories about the history of North Holland at Infinite Noord-Holland.

The port cities in West Friesland played a major role in the history of the (inter) national merchant shipping of North Holland. In September 2010, the oldest share of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was found in the West Frisian Archive. It was published in 1606 by the VOC room in Enkhuizen.

West Friesland was far out in the Zuiderzee. Because of its favorable location it could focus on overseas trade. Medemblik, Hoorn and Enkhuizen quickly developed into international port cities. That happened well before the establishment of the VOC. Already in 1310 a Medemblikker was spotted in English waters. In 1427, four Hoorn ships took salt from the French Bay of Bourgneuf. In the West Frisian Blokker, near Hoorn, the Beatles gave their only performance in the Netherlands on 6 June 1964.

In auction hall 'Op hoop van zegen', where fruit and vegetables were normally auctioned. An unexpected place. Regular concert halls did not want the Beatles, invariably nicknamed 'De Duivels'. And even though their two concerts lasted no longer than 25 minutes, the spectacle always has a magical shine in the history of West Friesland.

Golf courses

In the immediate vicinity of Villavakantiepark IJsselhof you will find 3 beautiful 18-hole golf courses. In Wervershoof, Westwoud and Winkel you can play golf to your heart's content.

If you prefer to play minigolf with the children, you can visit Onderdijk at Wat Aars.
(here you can also play billiard golf, curling and poolball (combi of pool and football on a field of 8x4 meters)

The Golf course in Westwoud is seen as the most beautiful golf course above the North Sea Canal with a very challenging character.

The Golf course in Winkel has 2 special holes. A Tulip hole and the Westfriese Omringdijk hole.

The Golf course in Wervershoof offers various packages with which you can make a wonderful acquaintance with the golf sport.

Climbing park

Climping park Streekbos is located in the recreational area Streekbos near Enkhuizen. The climbing park contains more than 400 meters of obstacles divided over different heights from 4 to 12 meters and has 2 ziplines. In addition to climbing, we also offer various other activities, including klootschieten and midgetgolf

Do you like excitement, active activity and nature? Then you can have fun at Klimpark Streekbos in Bovenkarspel. For young and old, novice and advanced climbers, we offer a fun, adventurous and exciting day out! In our ecological climbing park you climb safely between the trees and you start challenging obstacles. A nature experience at the top.

What challenge do you embark on?

Are you an explorer, an adventurer, a high flyer or a daredevil? Test your climbing skills on one of the four spectacular climbing courses. They vary in difficulty and height. Climb to 4 or even 11 meters. Move your limits and experience an amazing adventure at Klimpark Streekbos in Bovenkarspel!

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Early arrival / Late departure packages

You can book these packages in low season during the online reservation (see at Extras) or later on in "Your Login IJsselhof".
That way you can enjoy your holiday on IJsselhof longer.

If you book the Early Bird package you can check in on your arrival day at 1 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. The costs of the Early Bird package are € 15.50 per holiday villa.

Are you a late riser? Then our Late bird package is very suitable for you. Your check out on the day of departure is at noon instead of 10 a.m. The Late bird package costs € 15.50 per holiday villa.