Dwarsgracht en Jonen12-11-2020
Blokzijl- 15 km from Giethoorn
Blokzijl is a fortified town on the Zuiderzee. Here hostile Spanish ships were stopped. Take a look at the history and experience times of yore. The picturesque harbor, picturesque streets and cozy terraces on the water will ensure that you will never forget Blokzijl again.
The Golden Age has not passed Blokzijl. The magnificent staircase, neck, frame and bell gables in the fortified town still bear witness to this every day. In the golden period, the prosperous merchants gave Blokzijl its characteristic cityscape: the centrally located harbor basin, around it the buildings with the many beautiful facades and the high water cannon.
Blokzijl is still very rich in history. In the center you will find, among other things, a nice tearoom and tasting with more than eighty types of tea. But the seventeenth-century church is also special. This church with baptismal font and lamp, donated by the tailor's guild, was one of the first Protestant churches in the Netherlands and is well worth a visit. The completely rebuilt museum 't Gildenhuys can be found in Kerkstraat. Here you can see a video about the Blokzijl from the past and present. Moreover, an old-fashioned shop is located here.
Hospitable Kaatje The legend of Kaatje bij de Sluis was born in Blokzijl; the legendary and hospitable woman who lived from 1672 to 1732. Her statue is at the lock. The top restaurant named after her is also famous.
Blokzijl is a feast for everyone. In addition, the natural location of Blokzijl, in the middle of the Weerribben-Wieden National Park io. It is the only transit route ˜internal 'from the Randstad to the Frisian lakes. A location that is difficult to avoid. A visit to Blokzijl is a must for every culture and water lover and for everyone with a good taste.