Holiday Region Lemmer-Tjeukemeer
Holiday Region Lemmer-Tjeukemeer is an area rich in water with well-known lakes such as the ‘IJsselmeer’, ‘Tjeukemeer’ and ‘Groote Brekken’. They are suitable for all types of water recreation and fishing sports and this makes the region a unique place in the Netherlands.
Water sports activities, from the construction and hiring out of the smallest fishing boats to large seaworthy yachts, are concentrated in Lemmer and Echtenerbrug - Delfstrahuizen, twin villages on the sailing route from Friesland to North West Overijssel.
The region is all the more attractive due to the surrounding wooded areas of ‘Gaasterland’ and ‘Kuinderbos’, cycling paths on and along ancient and new sea dykes to Urk and Kuinre, the beautiful fortified town of Sloten (one of the Frisian Eleven Towns), Joure with its subtropical swimming and spa resort and the flower fields at the top of the North East Polder. This polder at the bottom of the former Zuyder Zee was dried in September 1942, also thanks to the electrical Bumagemaal near Lemmer.