The West Frisian town of Medemblik was plundered by Johan van Selbach's army in 1517. And in 1555, the town suffered a massive city fire. To make matters worse, 300 years later Medemblik's importance as a port declined due to the use of the North Holland Canal. But then! In 1960, the town sought strength in water sports and to this day, Medemblik is known as a very popular water sports town.
Medemblik has almost two hundred monuments and while strolling through the atmospheric centre of Medemblik, you will see old monuments everywhere you look, such as:
- Medieval Radboud Castle
- The most beautiful monumental buildings, stepped gables and neck gables on Westerhaven, Nieuwstraat, Oosterhaven and Vooreiland
- The Gothic Bonifacius Church with a tower from 1404 and a wooden pulpit from the 17th century
- Medemblik Town Hall from the 16th century
- The 17th-century Weigh-house at Kaasmarkt 2
- Old widow's houses from the 18th and 19th century at Heerensteeg 2
- An old (city) farm from 1851 on Westerhaven 26
- Wheatmill 'De Herder
- Bakery Museum 'De Oude Bakkerij' is a typical image of the past; this museum where bakers demonstrate, among other things, how they used to bake bread, is located in the historic city centre
- The Dutch Steam Engine Museum located in the former steam pumping station the 'Vier Noorder Koggen? The museum keeps the history and development of steam engines alive
And at the end, don't forget to take a walk to the harbour jetty, where you can enjoy beautiful cloud cover and a nice view over the water next to the statue titled "the best steersmen are ashore"
Prefer to go out with a road map?
Walk Medemblik Municipality's Goudenkustroute (Gold Coast Route), a walk of about 1.5 hours.
- At the shore