Get a breath of fresh air in West Friesland

Cycling in Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 318688

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34.2 km
02:00 h
602 kcal
2 m
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The West Frisian region in North Holland is a relatively unknown cycling gem. At a short distance you can enjoy a wide landscape, old (ribbon) villages and a rich cultural history. And of course the view over the IJsselmeer.

The taste of Medemblik
West-Friesland has long belonged to Frisian territory in the Middle Ages, as the inhabitants did not want to submit to the counts of Holland. You can see the Frisian influence in the many authentic farmhouses. When you drive through charming Medemblik, you will notice how many centuries-old façade buildings still stand here. In addition to history, you can also taste the good life at the cozy and delicious Bakery Museum.

Flowering bulb fields
The West Frisian lowlands are ideal for exploring by bicycle. You drive here through a mix of damp meadows, ditches, colorful bulb fields and high skies. Along the IJsselmeer you can enjoy views over the water and you can get a breath of fresh air. Just above Onderdijk you drive along the Nesboskade, which is part of the Vooroever nature reserve. On the other side of the road you look out over the inland lake of the Groote Vliet and a few strips of swamp forest.

Let off some steam
Land has also been reclaimed in West Friesland using windmills. Yet even in this region, the wind sometimes failed. As a result, the land was flooded. To prevent this from happening, the Vier Noorder Koggen steam pumping station was built in 1869. With this pumping station, all 24 polder mills in the area eventually became redundant. In the old buildings you can now visit the Nederlands Stoomgemaal Museum. Feel free to get off if you want to admire, for example, the approximately thirty steam engines. Would you like to see more of the history and landscape in this region? Cycle route 181022 or walk through Medemblik with route 318687.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Bakkerijmuseum (Nieuwstraat, 1671 BD, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
90 (Overtoom, 1671BW, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.37 km
89 (1671GM, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.11 km
69 (1674NT, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.05 km
73 (1676GZ, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.63 km
72 (Dorpsweg, 1676GC, Medemblik, North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.38 km

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