Port Den Oever
Port Den Oever is known for its lively trade in fish, with shrimp-fishing being their top enterprise.
Fish and sea food still gets auctioned off on a daily basis and shipped to harbours around the world.
Step aboard one of our traditional sailing ships and discover Den Oever and the province of North-Holland yourself!
The village of Den Oever is located at the west side of the famous Afsluitdijk.
Originally an island, tides and streaming slowly made it move towards the mainland around the 14th century. The lighthouse in the port, still remembers the time that Den Oever was separated from the land.
The centre of Den Oever has a lot to offer for those visiting this charming town.
Have a drink on one of the many great terraces or enjoy a lovely fresh fish dinner with family and friends.
One of the most remarkable facts is that the village has no church, but it once had a chapel.
The ruinous state of the chapel led to its deconstruction in 1967, whereafter the building moved to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen.
In the Middle Ages, Den Oever held a settlement of Vikings called the Normans.
The discovery of three silver treasures near the coast of North-Holland, founded the Viking Information Center (VIC), which also houses the tourist office.
This center shows a large assortment of ancient finds and artefacts, such as jewelry and tools as well as a replica of a Viking ship.
Flour mill De Hoop dates back to 1675, when people had to rely on wind to power the sails.
Today, the mill still grinds flour and is well worth a visit.
To that, the annual Flora & Visserijdagen (Flora & Fishing Days) are one of the best events around Lake IJssel.
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