Nowadays the Zeevang is a region to which the villages; Beets, Etersheim, Hobrede, Kwadijk, Middelie, Oosthuizen, Schardam and Warder belong. This region is also part of the Waterland region, although it is not originally part of it. De Zeevang is also part of the municipality of Edam/Volendam.
Until the 13th century, The Zeevang was literally caught by the sea. After the exclusion of the sea, a structure of klong, narrow grasslands, wide ditches and ribbon villages arose on and near the dikes. This form of nature has ensured that various bird species have found their home here. For the bird watchers among us, the Zeevang is an excellent area for bird watching.
The nature of the Zeevang is also perfect for various arrangements that have been devised by local entrepreneurs from the region. A beautiful piece of nature as this should not go unnoticed. How nice is it to combine this with a number of fun activities for children and family? That is exactly what these entrepreneurs wanted to achieve. In this blog I will tell you more about these arrangements and the associated local companies.
Close to Edam and Volendam you can find the picturesque village of Hobrede. The cycle route to this village makes the trip already worthwhile. In Hobrede, you and your company will be welcomed with coffee and biscuits. After that you will go on a cultural-historical route through the Zeevang. Along the way there is time to lunch. This takes place at the mill of Etersheim, which can also be visited. After the cycle route there is another fun activity on the schedule, namely farmer’s golf. Pay attention! The farmer’s golf is only open from June 15 until November the 1st. If you are thinking what is farmer’s golf? Read the text below for an explanation of this fun game.
“Farmer’s golf is a recreational variation on the classic sport of golf. The playing area, also called the green, is not a flat grass field, but consists of one or more meadows. The club is a wooden handle with a solid clog attached to it. The hole is a dug-in bucket with a flag with a number on it. The crue ball is made of leather and is about 16 cm in diameter wide. No special clothing is needed for farmer’s golf, but old shoes or boots are recommended.
Cycle route including booklet, farmer’s golf, coffee and cake costs: €11,50 p.p.
For groups of at least twelve people, lunch at the mill is 12,50 p.p. For smaller groups, the price applies on request at the visitor center De Breek.
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In Hobrede it is also possible to leave the bike for a while and continue on foot. You will take a circular walk through the meadow, led by a landscape guide. During this walk you will learn more about the history of the Hobrede koog, the Dalie holes and the lost mill. This fun and educational walk takes about one and a half hour and is available from 15 June due to the weather. This is the meadow bird season.
A walk with a minimum of ten people, including coffee and cake, costs €4,50 p.p.
Walk with a minimum of ten people including coffee and cake and cycling route costs €7,00 p.p.
At Wennekers farm in Kwadijk there is always something to do. This arrangement starts with coffee and cake. Afterwards a nice game of farmer’s golf and along the way also a picnic lunch in the meadow made with delicious regional products. This arrangement in the Zeevang means an ultimate day of enjoying farm life and nature. After lunch you will leave for the corn labyrinth of the Beentjes family in Kwadijk. The sweet corn on the cob is delicious and fresh to pick in September. So, if you are there around that time, it will be a feast. This package is really a full day program for you and your group. This package can be booked from 1 August to 1 October from Thursday to Sunday.
Corn labyrinth and farmer’s golf including picnic lunch costs € 20,50 p.p
Corn labyrinth and farmer’s golf costs € 12,50 p.p
The corn labyrinth can also be visited without a package. For this you need to make and appointment with the family Beentjes. The corn labyrinth is open every day from August 1 to October 1.
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Near Oosthuizen there are several farms and cattle farms. One of these is the organic livestock farm of the Vrolijk family. Here you and your company will be welcomed with coffee and cake. Afterwards, a tour through the company. On the platform above the hill stable you can enjoy the cows and calves. The farmer takes you into the country to smell and experience the nature around the farm. This promises to be a wonderful walk through the polder area where you can walk to the mill of Etersheim with the help of two ferries. These pull pontoons are great fun and exciting for both children and adults.
At the mill you can enjoy lunch and of course view the mill form the inside. To conclude this package in the Zeevang you will leave for Hobrede as the last activity for a fun game of farmer’s golf. This day-filling arrangement can be booked from June 15 until November the 1st on Thursday to Sunday.
The tour plus the farmer’s golf and coffee and cake costs €14,50 p.p.
The guided tour plus the historical landscape walk with a guide and coffee and cake costs €9,50 p.p.
The guided tour plus the historical landscape walk with a guide and the farmer’s golf with coffee and cake costs €20,00 p.p.
The guided tour or the historic landscape walk and coffee and cake costs €5,50 p.p.
For groups of at least twelve people, lunch at the mill is 12,50 p.p. For smaller groups, a price applies on request at the visitor center De Breek.
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Whichever arrangement you choose in the area of the Zeevang if it comes up to nature, history and getting to know the farm life, you are in the right place in all cases. Would you like to discover more about the Zeevang area? Take a look at the page below for more information about this beautiful part of the Netherlands.
For more information about these packages or other questions, please contact the VVV Edam/Volendam
Tel Edam: 0299-315125 – Tel Volendam: 0299-363747