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Dutch Steam Engine Museum, Medemblik (Het Nederlands Stoommachinemuseum)

Dutch Steam Engine Museum, Medemblik (Het Nederlands Stoommachinemuseum) At the steamenginemuseum in Medemblik, one of the volunteers is firing up the steamboiler so that the displayed steamengines can be seen in working condition. The museum is placed in an old pumpingstation that had the duty to pump the water from the lower polder into the higher placed sea on the town's southeasterly outskirts at Oosterdijk 4 (Dutch Steam Engine Museum). There...

The Scheringa Museum of Realist Art In Spanbroek (near Hoorn and Medemblik)

Scheringa Museum of Realist Art logo The Scheringa Museum of Realist Art is an initiative by the art-collectors Dirk en Baukje Scheringa. The museum houses their collection of more than five hundred works of art. It was their passion for the Magic Realism of Carel Willink that lead to the unique collection. They were fascinated by the meticulous technique, the incredible eye for detail and the magical atmosphere...

Medemblik Tourist Information Center, Medemblik

Medemblik Tourist Office In the Tourist Office Shop there is a lot of information about Hoorn and the area, but also about the the entire country. Ypu may visit VVV branch in the town you will be visiting. They have also other attractive offers and organise competitions to test your knowledge of the North Holland Peninsula. An interesting city walk through Medemblik is available at the VVV (tourist...

The Regatta Center, Medemblik

Delta Lloyd Regatta: ISAF Sailing World Cup, Medemblik The Regatta Center Medemblik is hosting the World Championships. The foundation for the Center was laid in 1998 and it was officially opened in 1999. The Center is very successful and highly praised by its users. This is the international sailing center used for many world renowned sailing events leading up to for example the Olympics. Medemblik has always been the center of...

Directions to Medemblik Regatta Center

Racing Regatta, Medemblik Route to harbour Regatta Center, Medemblik is a medieval town, with some very small roads. In order to restrict the traffic inconvenience for the people of Medemblik or if you are arriving with a boat please start following the white road signs to the recreation site Vooroever (later on follow: harbour Regatta Center Medemblik) before entering the town of Medemblik. The event...

Bruine Vloot (The Brown/charter Fleet)

Bruine Vloot (The Brown/charter Fleet) - Sailing trips on magnificent ships The Dutch Wadden (The mud’s) and IJsselmeer (the former Zuyder Zee) are by far the places to be to enjoy Dutch nature and wildlife. Since ancient times these seas were sailed by the sail ships known as "Bruine Vloot". In the old days to transport cargo, yet nowadays anyone can sign on to sail along on these magnificent ships. Covers the almost 400 vessels of the charter fleet...

The Koggevaarder from Onderdijk (De Koggevaarder Polderrondvaart), Medemblik

A combination of polder, nature and round-trip, Medemblik A “Kogge” or “Cogge” was in the middle ages a jurisdiction of approximately four villages who supplied men to the landlord in times of conflict “vaarder” is sailor or skipper. "The Koggevaarder" –as you would guess from the name- is a small local company who provide day boat trips in and around the northern circuit of the city of Medemblik and the villages Onderdijk, Opperdoes...

Rondje Regio In Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Midwoud, Amsterdam & Volendam

Nice fern - Cruises in: Midwoud, Enkhuizen & Medemblik Rondje Regio has dozens of tips for a fun day away in places like North Holland, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Midwoud, Amsterdam & Volendam. Tour could be one hour to one day according to your budget. Even organize together with you a nice day. Discuss and customize to your personal needs. Area Covered by Rondje Regio: Ruyterkade 5, Amsterdam, Bierfiets in Utrecht VVV...

Bonifacius Church (Bonifaciuskerk), Medemblik

The "Pieter Backer" organ, Bonifacius Church (Bonifaciuskerk) in Medemblik The Bonifaciuskerk (Bonifacius Church), which dates back to the twelfth century, boasts the famous 17th century Pieter Backer organ. At the foot of the Bonifaciuskerk, in the entrance porch of the former orphanage, is the exhibition area of the archaeological society ‘Medenblick’. There is a large children’s playground and children’s farm in the recently renovated Koningin...

Shepherd Corn Mill (Meelmolen De Herder), Medemblik

Shepherd Corn Mill (Meelmolen De Herder), Medemblik One of the first things you see when arriving in Medemblik is this great old windmill "De Herder" (the Shepherd) with the mill house. If you look closely at the end of the driveway you'll see one of the old stone mill wheels used to grind the grain. Traditional shepherds still to be found in Medemblik. Jelle Kootstraat is a shepherd that doesn't object to Visitors coming to...

Bakery museum (Bakkerijmuseum De Oude Bakkerij), Medemblik

Bakery museum (Bakkerijmuseum De Oude Bakkerij), Medemblik Traditional baking is still carried out here every day and children may even have a go themselves during the school holidays and see how our house worked 350 years ago as a bakery. In the bakery museum “de oude bakkerij” regular demonstrations are given of cake- and biscuit making, marzipan, chocolate and sometimes old fashioned bread making. They can make their own chocolate...

Radboud Castle (Kasteel Radboud) and Museum, Medemblik

Radboud Castle (Kasteel Radboud) and Museum, Medemblik Medemblik is the smallest but oldest of the West Frisian towns. Count Floris the Fifth granted Medemblik city rights as far back as 1289. Count Floris V had a stronghold built at the border of the Almere (now IJsselmeer) in the 13th century. The fortress formed part of a series of strongholds he had built to keep the Westfrisians under control. The only stronghold preserved is...

Medemblik City and Its Local Highlights

Medemblik City Medemblik is the smallest, prettiest and oldest city of West-Friesland along the former Zuiderzee (IJsselmeer), approximately 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam. West Friesland is now owned by the county of Holland, a founding member of the Republic of Seven United Netherlands (1579). It received its municipal charter in 1289 and flourished particularly in the 16th and 17th...

Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Medemblik Of Gollden Circle

Hoorn is a true seaport with Jan Pieterszoon Coen standing guard over the city and the ship boys of Bontekoe gazing across the water at the ships. Via the West-Friesian villages of Venhuizen and Bovenkarspel you arrive at the second corner of this historical triangle; Enkhuizen. The ancient facades and stately merchant homes with their many ornaments testify to the hustle and...

Music Jazz Festivals, Enkhuizen

 Enkhuizen Music Jazz Festivals The Enkhuizen Jazz Festival is a sparkling young experience: every year in may, the national and international crème de la crème most promising traditional jazz musicians gather for four days. This makes Enkhuizen one of the leading festivals in Europe. Within the decor of the old city center the city will host ten unique events from Thursday till Sunday with something special...
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