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Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive

Volendam - Hoorn - Enkhuizen - Medemblik

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Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive ACTIVATE MAP Stages3 km77 h/stage1.0

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive in Netherlands?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 77EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 162EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 216EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 108EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 275EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 356EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 135EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 264EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 421EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 556EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 152EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 377EUR
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Cape Hoorn Itinerary

The Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive is an unforgettable 77km journey through the Netherlands, starting in Volendam and ending in Medemblik. Along the way, you will pass through the towns of Hoorn and Enkhuizen, with plenty of historical sites, landscapes, and excellent road conditions. Although the roads may be partly narrow, the overall experience is one of a kind and suitable for all drivers. The best time of year to take this road trip is during the summer months, when you can take advantage of the sunshine and mild temperatures. You can expect to take around one day to complete the entire route, so make sure to plan ahead and bring plenty of snacks and drinks. The Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive offers the chance to experience the Netherlands in all its glory, and make memories that will last a lifetime. You will need to be aware that this road trip is best suited for those with a higher budget, but the experience is well worth it.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 77 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Volendam

Distance 77 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: slow 17.6 kWh Airports AMS , LEY
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Volendam is a quaint fishing village located in the north of the Netherlands. It is a great starting point for the Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive, an amazing road trip that stretches from the Dutch coast all the way to the tip of the peninsula. With its picturesque harbor, cobblestone streets, and colorful buildings, Volendam makes for a great stop on the journey. When in Volendam, visitors should take a stroll through the harbor and explore the old town. Here, they can find plenty of interesting sights, such as the harbor, the old town hall, and the old church. Other attractions include the Volendam Markt, which is a great place to pick up souvenirs and local delicacies, and the Volendam Museum, which offers a look into the village's past. Travelers arriving by air should fly into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), the closest international airport. This airport offers plenty of car rental options, making it easy to start the road trip. For anyone looking for a unique experience, the Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive is a great option. Starting in Volendam, the drive offers plenty of sights and attractions to explore. From the charming harbor to the old town hall, the village of Volendam is the perfect starting point for the journey.

1 Volendam - Hoorn

Distance 29 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: slow 6.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip? Start your journey in Volendam and make your way through Edam to Hoorn. Along the way, you'll be able to explore the rich history of the area, admire the stunning landscapes and take in the unique atmosphere. The journey is only 29 km long and will take you less than 2 hours to drive. Be sure to pay attention to the narrow sections of the road and keep your eyes peeled for historical sites and scenic roads. You can also take a break to visit the picturesque harbour of Volendam, the historical cheese market of Edam and the impressive town hall of Hoorn. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route, you can check out the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for a memorable journey!

2 Hoorn - Enkhuizen

Distance 28 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: slow 6.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a road trip from Hoorn to Enkhuizen, a journey of 28km that will take less than two hours. This is one of the stages of a larger tour, so be sure to keep your eyes open for the historical sites and scenic roads that you will pass along the way. In some sections, the road may be narrow, so drive carefully and pay attention to your surroundings. Be sure to take in the sights of Hoorn with its old-world charm and then carry on to Enkhuizen, a picturesque town with a rich maritime history. While in Enkhuizen, you can visit the Zuiderzee Museum, the Westfries Museum and the Enkhuizerzand nature reserve. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy the journey!

3 Enkhuizen - Medemblik

Distance 20 km Driving time 0.5 h Pace: slow 4.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the Enkhuizen-Medemblik road trip stage! This 20 km journey will take you less than an hour to complete, and you'll be surrounded by beautiful Dutch scenery the entire way. As you drive, keep an eye out for historical sites and scenic roads. In some sections, the road will be narrow, so be sure to keep your eyes on the road. This stage is part of a larger tour, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the area further. Once you arrive in Medemblik, you'll find plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. Make sure to check out the historic harbor and the many churches in the area. If you're looking for a place to stay, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from. There are also many restaurants and campsites along the route. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

  Medemblik

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Medemblik is a small town located in the north of the Netherlands. It is the perfect ending point for the Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive, a road trip that takes you through stunning landscapes, historic villages, and quaint towns. In Medemblik, you can visit the 13th century castle, which is one of the oldest buildings in the Netherlands. There are also a number of historic churches, including the Gothic-style St. Michael's Church. The town also has a vibrant art scene and several galleries and museums, including the National Maritime Museum. Nature lovers can take a peaceful walk or canoe ride along the IJsselmeer, a freshwater lake. The nearby village of Enkhuizen is also worth a visit, with its picturesque harbor. For those who are traveling by car, Medemblik is about 1.5 hours away from Amsterdam, and about 2.5 hours from Rotterdam. The closest international airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). Medemblik is the perfect place to end the Cape Hoorn Scenic Drive. Whether you are looking for a cultural experience or just want to relax in the great outdoors, this is the place to be.

Cape Hoorn at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Netherlands

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 100 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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