IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Makkum

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  • With its 1100 m ² this artificial fresh water lake is the largest lake in Western Europe. It is located between Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland. The greatest depth is 9.5 m under the NAP (Normaal Amsterdams Peil). The Lake is a very important source of fresh water. This is used for agriculture and drinking water, but is still important for the shipping. The water of the IJsselmeer is separated from the North Sea by the Afsluitdijk with a length of 32 km, a width of 90 m (180 m under the water, and a height of 7.25 m above the sea level. The excess water is spouted by means of the Stevinsluizen (the Bank) and the Lorentsluizen (Kornwerderzand), during the low tide, when the water of the Wadden Sea under the level of the IJsselmeer. The IJsselmeer area is a recreational and nature area and very popular with fishermen. On the Afsluitdijk is also the Casemates museum where one can follow guided tours with information about Kornwerderzand during World War II.
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  • There are countless possibilities to enjoy water sports. Sailing, with sailing, surfing, kite-surfing. Beach at Makkum is also quite large, beautiful and very child-friendly.
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  • Lake Ijssel, Western Europe’s largest Lake, is a beautiful place to spend a few days. You can skirt the perimeter by foot or bike and I recommend you do. It's very flat and incredibly peaceful here, e...  more »