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Countryside tour North Holland by Steam Train & Ship

Climb aboard a heritage steam train and ride through West-Frisia

Start exploring the highlights of Enkhuizen a historic town, once an important harbour to the former United East India Company (VOC). The United East India Company is often referred to as the world’s first multinational company, and was definitely the first to issue stocks. 

After a walk around town of about 45 minutes, take a seat aboard the historic ferryship Friesland. Enjoy views over the lake Ijsselmeer (Former Zuiderzee/South Sea), watch the birds in the sky and see traditional flat bottom sail ships passing by in the 90 minutes trip to the next stop, Medemblik. Admire the 17th and 18th century merchant houses of Holland’s Golden Age, and grab a sandwich of typical Dutch cheese. 

Next, ride a historic steam train to Hoorn. The engine whistles and the fireman shovels coal into the firebox. Wooden partitions creak, wheels sing and steam hisses. From the wooden 3rd class seats in your carriage you will experience a story from a different era. The train meanders from village to village across the West Frisian countryside.  After arrival in Hoorn you have time to visit the Steam Train Museum.

Finally have your personal guide take you for a walk around town to see the harbour where the spices arrived from Asia that gave Holland its prosperity.

Our tour guide will be happy to accompany you in the language you requested. See our terms and conditions for the languages we can provide.

Complete your tour with one of our suggestions

  • Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen
  • Westfries Museum Hoorn
  • Bakery Museum Medemblik