1. Near the town of Hoorn
  2. Water activities available
  3. Close to the Markermeer and the IJsselmeer

Vacation in Berkhout

Come and optimally enjoy a vacation in Berkhout! Berkhout is a small village in Noord-Holland, close to the city of Hoorn. It is close to the large recreation area De Hulk, which is known for its many forests and pastures. Berkhout is also surrounded by water: both the Markermeer and the IJsselmeer are nearby the village. This makes it the ideal destination for a holiday at the.

At the Markermeer, those who love water sports can indulge themselves. Surfing, sailing, fishing and swimming of course; it is all possible. From the Markermeer, you can also sail onto the polder water near the canoe crossing and discover the beautiful nature of Noord-Holland per boat. In short: the environment of Park Westerkogge has plenty to offer for an unforgettable vacation in Berkhout.

Tips for a day out during your vacation in Berkhout

Not just by boat, but also by bike or on foot, exploring the surroundings of Berkhout is certainly worth it. Close to the park, there are beautiful cycling and strolling routes to be found. During your vacation in Berkhout, you must visit one of the many museums, animal parks, attraction parks or indoor and outdoor playgrounds. In cooperation with Ticketsplus , we offer the best days out in the environment. For many great day outs, you can buy tickets at the reception of the park.

Day out tip: Hoorn

From Park Westerkogge, it is only a fifteen minute drive to the nearby city of Hoorn. The historic center of Hoorn is certainly worth a visit with its many enjoyable restaurants, cafes, shops and cultural hot spots. You can find the famous Café aan de Haven and various museums such as the Westfries Museum and the Museum of the 20th century.  

Outing tip: the Simonehoeve, cheese farm and clog factory

At only a 20–minute drive from Park Westerkogge, you will find the Simonehoeve, an original cheese farm and clog factory. At the Simonehoeve, there is plenty to do for young and old; from free guided tours to workshops and various activities. At the end of your visit to the Simonehoeve, you can also take a look at the cozy shop with, of course, cheeses, clogs and other nice souvenirs. For an overview of all activities and further information, visit the website of Simonehoeve.

Day out tip: Dierenpark Artis

During your vacation at the IJsselmeer, visit Animal Park Artis, at only a 30 minute drive from our vacation park. Artis not only has a zoo, but also a Planetarium and Aquarium.Take a tour and spot your favorite animal! Every day, new activities are planned.

Trip suggestion: biking through the area

Nothing is more relaxing than an extended bike ride along the water. As you sit on your two-wheeler, enjoy the undulating water that can be seen all the way to the horizon. Luckily, the area around the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer lakes is the perfect place for such an experience. The lakes, which were part of the former Zuiderzee, are surrounded by beautiful nature. Along the way you will also encounter various picturesque villages and towns where you can relax with a cup of coffee and a nice treat.