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Medemblik is an old city in the northern part of the Dutch province of North-Holland. This city is over 700 years old, with this it is the oldest city in the region of West-Friesland. It recieved city rights by count Floris V.
Up untill 2007 the city was it's own municipality with no other places in it, there for it was also the smallest municipality in the province. Since 1 January it murged with two other municipalities into the new municipality of Medemblik. With the city of Medemblik as capital, although Medemblik is the capital, the seat of government is located in Wognum, in two former bankbuildings (DSB Bank).
In the 13th century Count Floris V had a citadel build near Medemblik, now it's located in the city, to protect the city from the Frisians. It's now known as Radboud Castle. It has the same layout as The Muiderslot, but many parts and buildings are missing.
Other historic features are the Steam tram between Hoorn and Medemblik, the boat between Enkhuizen (Zuiderzee Museum) and the cities harbour.
Medemblik is now famous for the Watersports as the Spa Regatta.
During this season there is a huge peak in the nightlife scene.
There are over 80 national monuments in the city.
Amongst these monuments are:
The castle, a bakery museum, smock mill 'De Herder', Steam pumping station Vier Noorder Koggen and many others.
Medemblik is accessible via the A7. There is no train connection with Amsterdam or any other city (except the steam tram).