Here you find a selection of our recommendations which places you should visit.
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The immediate surroundings of Vislust
The holiday park offers ideal conditions to do a lot of things already in the direct surroundings. The recreational possibilities are very varied: in the village of Onderdijk there is a small supermarket, a snack bar, several pubs, a mini golf course and a large adventure playground. As a park guest, you will receive a “flat-rate paid admission ticket”, just talk to us about it on site.
The nearest village Wervershoof (4 minutes by car) offers good shopping facilities. Only a few minutes walk away is the Ijsselmeer. There is a large bird sanctuary there and along the water in the direction of Medemblik there are some shell and sand beaches.
Here, the water is very shallow, so that also children can have their bathing fun. The neighbouring holiday park and the village of Wervershoof also have an indoor swimming pool.
Andijk and Medemblik
Distance: 3,9 KM
The picturesque harbour town of Medemblik
Andijk is a village and a formerly independent municipality in the region of West Friesland in the Dutch province of North Holland, situated on the IJsselmeer. Since 1 January 2011 Andijk belongs to the municipality of Medemblik.
At the local tourist office (VVV) you can inquire about leisure activities and events. Depending on the season, there may be a horse race in the middle of the main street, a truck show, a vintage car exhibition, the inner city fair with fireworks over the ijsselmeer or a dragon boat race in the harbour basin.
In any case, it is worth taking a short stroll through the small side streets of Medemblik with their lovingly designed front gardens, courtyards and historic gables.
The picturesque harbour piers with the flat-bottomed ships also invite you to take a stroll.
The old castle “Radboud” from 1288 is located directly at the harbour entrance and has a medieval museum with castle hall, knights’ hall, tavern and castle cellar. www.kasteelradboud.nl
In the Koningin-Emma Park you will find a large playground, a mini-golf course, a petting zoo and a pub.
A ride on the historic steam railway:
Between the historic towns of Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen, along the former Zuiderzee, the small steam trains wind their way from village to village through the West Frisian lowlands. With the saloon steamer it goes back then over the Ijsselmeer. www.museumstoomtram.nl/de
The Steam Engine Museum between Onderdijk and Medemblik.
In the unique Dutch Stoommaschinemuseum steam engines are shown in operation and children can, among other things, generate steam themselves.
The bakery museum “De oude bakkerij”.
Here the baker still bakes in the old, traditional way and works with traditional tools, which can be seen in the museum. The extensive museum collection consists of, among other things, a large collection of speculoos, icing, chocolate and cake moulds. Also on display are bakers’ carts, baking baskets, traditional baking ingredients and kneading machines. And of course there is also a traditional bakery shop.
The old historical mill “De Herder” www.meelmolendeherder.nl
For friends of sailing the international regatta centre and Olympic base is very interesting. With a sailing shop and a restaurant. www.regattacenter.com
Cultural church “Bonifaciuskerk” from the 12th century www.bonifaciuskerkmedemblik.nl/Duits-Engels/deutsch.htm
Where to take the kids when the weather doesn’t cooperate?
> Indoor swimming pool with large water slide at holiday park “Zuiderzee” between Onderdijk and Medemblik.
> Indoor playground www.funfestijn.nl
In Medemblik you can of course also stroll and shop. There are many small boutiques and shops on the main street.
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Distance: 12,9 KM
Zuiderzee Museum & Sprookjeswonderland
A trip to Enkhuizen is definitely recommended. Just like Medemblik, the old harbour town offers lots of nooks and crannies, old houses, alleys, canals and harbour romance.
The Zuiderzee Museum is divided into the outdoor and indoor museums. Inside you can see a great variety of tools and equipment used in fishing and agriculture.
Distance: 2,4 KM
Wervershoof is situated only a few kilometres south of Medemblik, on the IJsselmeer. The nearest railway station is in Hoogkarspel, in Stede Broec, five kilometres to the south.
The village has some tourism and small businesses, but the main sources of income are horticulture and agriculture. In the Onderdijk district, an old smithy has been set up as a museum workshop. In Wervershoof itself stands a remarkable old windmill.
Local recreation area "Vooroever%
Distance: 4 KM
The recreational area “Vooroever” stretches from Medemblik via Onderdijk to Andijk.
Bathing bays with sandy and shell beaches invite you to sunbathe, relax and swim in the Ijsselmeer. Barbecues, dog parks, wind or kite surfing and in the middle of it all the steam engine museum (Stoommaschinemuseum) for young and old.
All areas offer parking spaces, so they are also accessible by car.
Distance: 8,6 KM
Hoorn is a town and former site of the Dutch East India Company in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is situated on the IJsselmeer, a lake north of Amsterdam. In the city center from the 17th century with the main square Roode Steen there are numerous shops and cafes. In the harbour stands the Hoofdtoren, a tower from the 16th century. The city’s museums include the West Frisian Museum with paintings from the Golden Age.
Distance: 54.6 KM
Texel is a North Sea island in the Dutch province of North Holland and the name of the municipality located on it. The island is the largest and westernmost of the West Frisian Islands.
It is a popular tourist destination; its varied landscape is home to a wealth of flora and fauna. It is best to find out for yourself what you can do on Texel.
Please note the ferry route and timetable (Click here for details)!
Distance: approx. 40 – 60 KM
In about 35 to 45 min. Driving time you reach the most beautiful sandy beaches of the North Sea. Whether Egmond aan Zee, Bergen aan Zee or Callantsoog, here is pure sunbathing announced.
Numerous beach restaurants invite you to eat and drink. For dog owners there are separate beach areas or the possibility to enjoy a walk on the beach with the beloved four-legged friend at certain times of the evening.
Combine day trips there with a visit to Alkmaar with its tourist attraction of the famous cheese market (every Friday from 10 to 12.30).
At certain weekends, Kohlhorn (between the park and the North Sea) hosts atmospheric night markets. And the Marine Museum in Den Helder (at the northern tip on the final dike) is also worth a visit.