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In the centre of tranquility and space lies Medemblik, the oldest city of West-Friesland. The present and past lie fraternally beside each other in the harbour at Medemblik. History tells a story of the battle against but also prosperity thanks to the water. The historical centre is full of warehouses, canalside houses and the prominent Radboud Castle, you will feel transported to bygone days. In addition to Radboud Castle the Bakery Museum ‘De Oude Bakkerij’ and the Steam Engine Museum are worth a visit. And the Steam Train comes to Medemblik railway station during the season. To this day, the town is teaming with liveliness and activities. The city centre is surprisingly complete for its small size. You'll find plenty of cute shops, operated by enthusiastic shopkeepers. Modern yachts and historical ships from the brown fleet moor in the contemporary harbours in the old town centre. You can get a good view of the activity on the water as you sit on one of the terraces. Medemblik has no less than three large harbours in the centre.
Below you will find just some of the wonderful attractions and activities Medemblik has to offer.
In the direct surroundings and part of Medemblik you will find the typical Dutch landscapes and picturesque villages. Monumental village Twisk is one of the most beautiful villages in West-Friesland. The Dorpsweg, a 2 km long street, is a true gem with gorgeous monumental and iconic buildings. The village boasts 71 authentic Haubargs. The oldest ones were built in the 17th century. Plan your cycling route through Twisk or drive there for a hike in the area where you can also see the tulipfields in spring.