The Markermeer is named after the former island of Marken, and originally created as part of the Zuiderzee works. In 1976 the Markermeer was produced when a dike was laid between Enkhuizen and Lelystad. The lake was closed off from the sea and rivers. While the original intension was the reclamation of the Markerwaard, there is now open water. It’s ideal for water sports.
The Markermeer is a beautiful cruising area for water sports. There’s hardly another waterway in the Netherlands offering so many uncomplicated possibilities. Certainly for experienced water sports enthusiasts, it is a challenging region. If the weather is calm, smaller boats can also cruise happily on the Markermeer.
What will you go for?
Sailing, wakeboarding, foiling, surfing or catamaran sailing, they’re all possible on the Markermeer. You can also enjoy yourself on the banks of the Markermeer. No two days are alike!
Nieuw Land National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers. Once you are on the Markermeer, you can enjoy seeing the many birds flying overhead. At Waarneming.nl you can see where and which birds have been spotted in our park. And if you take pictures of them, you can place them on this website.GO TO THE WEBSITE