Het Brekkense Wiel is Dutch for “The Broken Wheel.” It is a one-of-a-kind waterside residential area and tourist attraction in the Netherlands.
It is situated between the Frisian Lakes and IJsselmeer, the largest lake in the Netherlands. Het Brekkense Wiel is a suburb comprising various properties on small plots of land. It is like broken wheels surrounded by water. Every building has several homes, each accessible both by car and by water. This makes it very popular with water sports enthusiasts. Its unique layout and visually impressive design make it a model site for waterside urban planning.
Located close to the town of Lemmer, itself one of the Netherlands’ premier water sports destinations, Het Brekkense Wiel is just one of several waterside residential developments in the area. It covers an area of about 11 hectares and covers around 230 homes.
The place’s broken wheels ensure that everyone has easy access to water along with at least one parking space for their car. This is one of the reasons why the development is very popular on the property market, with homes here selling for over 350,000 euros at the moment.
The Brekkense Wiel project was completed in 1992 and quickly became popular among both locals, known as Lemsters, and tourists who head there in the summer months.