Medemblik in itself is to limited and that is why I give you places of interest in the neighbourhood. This is a picture of one of the harbours

in Medemblik, especially during summer months a fascinating sight. The Castle Radboud is strategically well chosen, but can only be reached by a long path and the castle itself has many, many steps.


The Bakery-museum De Oude Bakkerij, found in the wide main street is a nice place to visit. Small but cosy. A staircase leads to the upper floor of the building.

On the dike, to the south of Medemblik you find the former steam engine-pumping-station and it has been turned into the very interesting

Dutch Steam-engine Museum. It has a large collection of scale models and during the season at least once a month a special event.

From the small parking area a small ramp blocks the way to the entrance, but it is worthwhile!


Opperdoes is not so far away; from Medemblik, going to the Motorway Hoorn – Den Oever, just outside Medemblik, go left and at the first

roundabout to the right. Take the first to the right again and keep strategically going straight on. And at the end on your right hand you see the bee-keeper’s farm De Bijenstal. An agreeable barn where bee-keeping is shown in detail, a small shop and restaurant. Outside are several farm-animals, like two donkeys. To get into the farm you go up a small slope.


Taking the opposite route you arrive in Andijk. At the foot of the dyke you find the Polder-museum Het Grootslag: on the first floor

(only reached by stairs) the National Seeds and Herbs Museum. On the ground floor a historic overview of life in the Polder. It has a small

parking erea.


In Oostwoud – a very long-stretched village - (coming from Medemblik  on the left hand side of the road) there is a very small museum stashed with paraphernalia for example: old bikes, sunlight soaps, cars, dolls, etc., etc. …. And an owner who will tell very amusing stories about his collection.





Bakkerijmuseum De Oude Bakkerij: Nieuwstraat 8, Medemblik; open from the end of February until the end of October : closed on Mondays, from 12.00 – 17.00 hrs and in winter months only in the weekend. Groups only by appointment.

Nederlands Stoommachine Museum: Oosterdijk 4, Medemblik; open from February 20th until the 7th of November, from 10.00 until 17.00 hrs except on Mondays.

Imkerij de Bijenstal, Oosteinde 41, Opperdoes. For opening hours call: 0227-540116 or

Poldermuseum Het Grootslag, Dijkweg 319, Andijk; open on Sundays from 14.00 – 17.00 hrs and from May to September from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and during school holidays en bank-holidays.