Medemblik

For a piece of old Dutch culture, make sure to explore Medemblik. Old houses, narrow streets and picturesque facades will transport you back in time for little while. In case you can't get enough of it, pay a visit to Floris the Fifth's castle 'Radboud' with its impressive knights' hall and towers. Make sure not to miss the beautiful museums and monuments either, including the late Gothic church 'De Bonifatius' with its stunning stained glass windows, painted pillars and a unique Pieter Backer organ dating from 1671.

After a day of enjoying the culture, you can eat your fill at one of the many restaurants. How about some authentic French cuisine or the delicious, traditional Dutch seafood restaurants? You'll wish you didn't have to choose...

History

Medemblik is the smallest and oldest town in West Frisia. Its first harbor, Oude Haven, was dug behind the sea dike which stretches out from east to west. It brought many people since there were many opportunities for trade.

The Oosterhaven was constructed in 1589 and serves an important function to Medemblik up to this day.

In 1811, Napoleon made plans to turn Medemblik into a military harbor, but these were never realized. The Navy's training center did remain in Medemblik until 1850, however. At this day, it is still called Landswerf. After construction of the North Holland Channel, a fishing fleet remained. After this fleet had moved out about 30 years ago too, the fish market disappeared as well.

History

Medemblik is the smallest and olders city of West Friesland. The first harbour, Oude Haven, was dug behind the east-west sea dyke. Many people moved to the city because of the trading possibilities.

The Oosterhaven was created in 1589 and is still important for Medemblik.

In 1811, Napoleon planned to make Medemblik into a war harbour, but this never happened. The training institute for the navy stayed in Medemblik until 1850. This building is now known as Landswerf. After the construction of the North Holland Canal, only a fishing fleet remained. 30 years ago, when that also disappeared, the fish market was also closed .

Medemblik
Medemblik
Medemblik
Around park: 1km

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Water sports
Water sports
Water sports
Water sports

Water sports

There are many water sports for the active vacationer to engage in. At less than 200 m from Bungalow Park Zuiderzee, water sports enthusiasts gather to Medemblik from all over the world.

Sailing, surfing and much more... everything's possible!

Sailing
Sailing

Sailing

Feel the freedom on the water... Will you choose a sailing boat or one with a motor?

Don't have your own boat? You can rent one from us in order to sail around Medemblik and its area. You can choose from three types of boat: a silent boat, a motorboat and a sloop.

Sailing in West Frisia The sailing route network of West Frisia makes the region very attractive. Water is inextricably linked to the region... Of course, this is owed to its perfect location at Lake IJssel and Lake Marken, the countless watercourses and, let's not forget, its VOC (Dutch United East India Company) history.

The polders 'De Vier Noorder-Koggen' and 'Het Grootslag' feature sailing routes that have been marked using a hub system.

Kite surfing spot
Kite surfing spot

Kite surfing spot

Just like other spots around Lake IJssel, Medemblik is a great place to take some kite surfing lessons. It's a long coastline where the water is quite shallow in many places.

When it comes to space on shore it may take some compromise, but there's plenty to make up for it for any kite surfer. There's a wonderfully flat stretch of water, sheltered by a round dike in the water, perfect for freestyle enthusiasts.

Reason enough for a kite surfing school to use this location to inspire enthusiasm for our beloved sport.

Flat and shallow water, few waves and little current. Great for beginners.

Wind: N, NO and O

Sup school
Sup school

Sup school

Discover Medemblik from the water by supping! Are you ready for the supboard challenge? With guidance, you can learn how to sup at sup school Enkhuizen - Medembik. They offer various supping lessons. You can also rent a board yourself to get out there.

There is no better way to discover Medemblik than with a supboard on the water. Bungalow Park Zuiderzee is an excellent starting point! The lesson and rental location is at Beach Pavillion De Zoete Zee, within walking distance from our bungalow park. 

More information? Please visit the website of sup school Enkhuizen - Medemblik.