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Enkhuizen is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.

Enkhuizen was one of the harbour-towns of the VOC, just like Hoorn and Amsterdam, from where overseas trade with the East Indies was conducted. It received city rights in 1355. In the mid-17th century, Enkhuizen was at the peak of its power and was one of the most important harbour cities in the Netherlands. However, due to a variety of reasons, notably the silting up of the harbours, Enkhuizen lost its position to Amsterdam.

Nowadays, Enkhuizen continues the maritime tradition and has one of the largest marinas of the Netherlands. It is also the location of the Zuiderzeemuseum, an open-air museum reflecting life in the villages around the Zuiderzee throughout history. Most of the buildings in the museum come from other locations in the Netherlands, such as Purmerend and Amsterdam.

Industrially, Enkhuizen is home to a number of seed production companies, as well as a plastics factory. Tourism, however, is one of the most important businesses as large parts of the inner city are still intact. This includes two magnificent 15th century churches, the largely intact 17th century city walls, gates and tower (the Drommedaris, see picture) and the 17th century city hall.

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The 'Drommedaris', one of the 2 original fortified towers of Enkhuizen. The English tower was unfortunately demolished in 1829.

The Dromedaris (dromedary) formed part of the defenses of the VOC (dutch east india company) town. It was built as a city gate and for the defense of the port of Enkuizen.

When this was originally built the tower was not at its present height. The tower was raised during the period 1649-1658 at the end of the 80 year war (1648). The round part of the tower received its pointed roof during this period. This building has served as a prison - the upper floors were equiped with cells made of oak wood.

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Enkhuizen is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.

Enkhuizen was one of the harbour-towns of the VOC, just like Hoorn and Amsterdam, from where overseas trade with the East Indies was conducted. It received city rights in 1355. In the mid-17th century, Enkhuizen was at the peak of its power and was one of the most important harbour cities in the Netherlands. However, due to a variety of reasons, notably the silting up of the harbours, Enkhuizen lost its position to Amsterdam.

Nowadays, Enkhuizen continues the maritime tradition and has one of the largest marinas of the Netherlands. It is also the location of the Zuiderzeemuseum, an open-air museum reflecting life in the villages around the Zuiderzee throughout history. Most of the buildings in the museum come from other locations in the Netherlands, such as Purmerend and Amsterdam.

Industrially, Enkhuizen is home to a number of seed production companies, as well as a plastics factory. Tourism, however, is one of the most important businesses as large parts of the inner city are still intact. This includes two magnificent 15th century churches, the largely intact 17th century city walls, gates and tower (the Drommedaris, see picture) and the 17th century city hall.

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The 'Drommedaris', one of the 2 original fortified towers of Enkhuizen. The English tower was unfortunately demolished in 1829.

The Dromedaris (dromedary) formed part of the defenses of the VOC (dutch east india company) town. It was built as a city gate and for the defense of the port of Enkuizen.

When this was originally built the tower was not at its present height. The tower was raised during the period 1649-1658 at the end of the 80 year war (1648). The round part of the tower received its pointed roof during this period. This building has served as a prison - the upper floors were equiped with cells made of oak wood.

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