The De Eemhof TOP hub point is located on the shore of the Eemmeer lake close to the De Eemhof Center Parcs holiday village. Take a walk in the Hulkesteinse woods or cycle on the beaches or through De Laakse Slenk area.
The Hulkesteinse woods is a wooded area where the water level is kept artificially high. This is a place of unique vegetation and home to rare animal species. The Hulkesteinse woods also has high historical significance. This area was populated long before it was swallowed by the sea.
Flevoland hasn't always been sea. In the Middle Ages the area was inhabited and heavily loaded trading vessels once plied the network of channels. One of these old waterways, the Laakse Slenk, was dug out again in 2012. The image of the dragonfly has been selected to symbolise the Laakse Slenk’s re-emerging nature. Wherever dragonflies thrive, nature is doing fine.
The beating heart of numerous water sports activities and a beautiful place to start or end your route. On the terrace you can sit and observe the many water sports activities or simply take in the superb views out over the water. The Marina also boasts some excellent restaurants and bars.
A visit to Bunschoten - Spakenburg, a traditional Zuiderzee village, is definitely worth a visit. Crossings organised by Rederij de Zuidwal are a fun experience (no Sunday sailings). Details of sailing times and fares can be found on www.rederijdezuidwal.nl
The 'Hertog Reijnhout' windmill was built in 1863 to help drain the former Zuiderzee. In 1883 it was replaced by a steam pumping station and this in turn was replaced by an electric pumping station in 1983. The steam pumping station was restored in 1985 and is still occasionally fired up.
There is a special footpath through the marshy and unique woodlands of the Nijkerkernauw, near the De Wielewaal Estate. The duckboards mean the footpath is also passable in wet conditions. The woods are a haven for rare birds and vegetation.