The Twiske is a recreation area you will find at North of Amsterdam between Zaandam and Purmerend. The total area of 650 hectares that exists for one third of water offers plenty of opportunities to swim, diving, surfing and sailing. There are beaches, an adventure and water's playground, a diving platform, a port, a visitorscentre and a mill. Also it is to recommend the Twiske if you enjoy walking or cycling in a natural environment. Big chance that you see Scottish Highlanders in the quiet areas.