©

De Rijp trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

De Rijp

(4.6/5 based on 55+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, museums
De Rijp is a village and former island in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Alkmaar, and lies about 10 km northwest of Purmerend, between the Schermer and the Beemster polders. Before the poldering of the lakes surrounding it, De Rijp was famous for its herring industry. Today it is known for its characteristic rijksmonuments, which include some of the oldest wooden houses of North Holland.De Rijp was a separate municipality until 1970, when it merged with Graft.The statistical area "De Rijp", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4020.HistoryBefore the lakes on either side of De Rijp were pumped dry, De Rijp was a port town with merchant ships that travelled the high seas on trade routes. The town had a medium-sized herring fleet, and searched for whales with larger ships. Rijper vessels travelled regularly to Spitsbergen. After the success of the polders near Alkmaar and Egmond, plans were formed to make polders of the other lakes in North Holland, including the ones on both sides of De Rijp. In 1605 De Rijp split off from Graft and became a relief center for the effort to pump the Beemster dry. The project was run by the architect-engineer Jan Leeghwater, who had been born in De Rijp and even designed the Town hall.
Take a look at our The Netherlands vacation trip planner to refine the details of your trip to De Rijp.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to De Rijp

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near De Rijp:
Museums, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, religious sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Classes, outdoors, theme parks
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to North Holland Province

24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Paris, London & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH February, culture, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH February, culture, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News