Cycling, boating and fishing
Bed & Breakfast aan het Zuideinde is located in the nature of the Eilandspolder, also called the ‘Land van Leeghwater’. Here you can walk, cycle and sail through the watery surroundings. The whole is part of the National Landscape Low-Holland.
The use of our little boat Green Dragon is included in the room rate. It is possible to rent bicycles in the nearby area. We would like to reserve a bike for you. Sailing, cycling and walking routes are ready at the B&B.
At various places you can fish along the dikes.
The hiking network Noord-Holland passes our B&B and is located in the middle of the village Grootschermer. Several long distance paths can be picked up close to our B&B: the Trekvogelpad, the Noord-Hollandpad, the Stellingpad and the Herring and Hemp route. Contact us for transportation to and from your end / starting point. Get up early in the summer for a sunrise in the polder and enjoy the bird rituals on the awakening lands.
Maybe you can skate in the Eilandspolder in the winter. From our jetty you skate from the village into the polder.
Via the meandering dikes you will arrive in typical North Holland villages like Grootschermer, Noordeinde, Schermerhorn and Graft-De Rijp. Of course you can also drive further to for example the West Frisian Dike, the bulb fields along the dune edge or the IJsselmeerdijk.
Shopping and going out
In West Friesland you can visit beautiful towns and cities such as Schagen, Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen. Along the IJsselmeer coast the following places are worth a visit: Edam, Volendam, Marken, Monnickendam and Durgerdam. And of course do not forget Alkmaar with the cheese market every Friday morning from April to September.
Within walking distance of the B&B you can enjoy delicious food at Het Genot van Grootschermer or in De Kleine Haag in Noordeinde with a cozy outdoor terrace overlooking the lakes. Café-Restaurant De Vriendschap in Driehuizen has been known for its delicious pancakes for years.
In De Rijp you will find many restaurants within cycling distance. You can also visit Middenbeemster, Stoer in Noordbeemster, Markenbinnen, Italian food at Mario in Neck, the Gouden Karper in Ursem and of course Alkmaar, Heerhugowaard and Hoorn offer a lot of choice.
We are happy to help you with a reservation.
During a round trip through the beautiful Beemster and Schermer polders you can go to various places for (organic) regional products. The farmers and horticulturalists like to let you enjoy their yield, such as apples, pears, old dutch grapes, vegetables, eggs, but also flowers, celeriac and pumpkins. Visit Boer Ted and Kaasmakerij Zeilzicht in Zuidschermer, grain mill-bakery Molen de Otter in Oterleek, flower picking garden Bloemenweelde in Schermerhorn or the tea room Mevrouw Cha in Stompetoren. You can buy Beemster cheese directly from the sustainable Cono factory at Rijperweg 20 in Westbeemster. In many restaurants in the area, beers come from the Beemster Brouwerij Leeghwater.