Middenbeemster Travel Guide

  • Jazz in the Pleinen
    Jazz in the Pleinen
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  • Darkrosie, a mix of styles, happy sounding
    Darkrosie, a mix of styles, happy...
    by Igraine
  • Operatic singing about flowers
    Operatic singing about flowers
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Middenbeemster Things to Do

  • The church

    Soon after the polder was dry they made plans to build a church. The church should be grand enough to please the rich merchants from Amsterdam so they asked two very wellknown architect, Hendrik de Keyser and Pieter Post to design and build this church.The project was finished in 1623. Inside the church is be big organ that recently has been...

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  • Tourist Office

    Middenbeemster has its own tourist office/infocenter it doubles as the Agriculture museum.The office is situated in the old farm the Westerhem. You can find all possible sorts of information there. Also go there for the information about the Beemster as World Heritage Site.

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  • summer fun

    The annual funfair at the end of July. It is THE event of each year. Since it is in the middle of summer hollidays its always busy and we hope for sunny weather.Feast lasts a week and all kinds activities take place next to the actual funfair. Large part of the "fun" takes places in the cafe´s, beer is a major important ingredient in this week.

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Middenbeemster Restaurants

  • Excellent Chinese

    Its a chinese indonesian restaurant which also has a take away. Its a very good one, people from all over come to eat here. Its redocarated and they dumped all the chinese lantarns and red decorations to make it look like an modern restaurant. Gado gado, its a indonesian vegetable dish. Fresh vegetables, egg, kroepoek with a sate sauce (peanut)...

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  • Good wine for sure

    It´s an expensive restaurant in a wonderfull historic building. It serves out of the ordinary food from local farms, orchards etc etc with good wine. The owner also owns an wine import/trading company. You can also give parties here like weddings and such. I am still planning to eat here since it is no restaurant for an easy meal when you don´t...

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Middenbeemster Transportation

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    cyclepath on the Rijperweg

    by Igraine Updated Feb 8, 2004

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    Bike is my major mean of transportation within my village itself. If you want to go outside village it is better to take the car.

    Or if you want to take a leisured look at the surroundings take the bike aswell. You will be able to smell the fresh air, hear the birds etc. For this purpose they have made this cycle paths. The cars tend to drive a bit too fast on the road :-(
    The nicests paths are on top of the dikes, you have grand views on the land beneath you and next to you. Then you can really see the difference between zero NAP (sealevel) and minus 4 metres NAP

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Middenbeemster Shopping

  • the mall

    Look at the picture to get an idea about the level of shops in Middenbeemster. Not good for a whole day of shopping but surely sufficient for the daily needs.From left to rightSupermarket annex liquorstoreClothes shopButchersFarmacy (and babyclothes)and of picture the bakery.

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  • Local cheese

    The shop is part of the local dairy, a rather large one.Its local, so you know the grass the cows ate :-)Last year they were awarded with a royal status for outstanding achievements. They have all kinds of cheeses, ranging from very young till spicy old. There also have cheese with spices in, cardemon seeds, netles, mustard etc. And butter too.Its...

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  • trendy flowers

    There aren´t much shops in MB but this one is great and i am happy to have it. the flowershop. It does do ordinary bouquets but the flower arrangements are wonderfull! Nothing grandma would like but stylish, trendy, out of the ordinary flowers and plants. I like it all so don´t be fussy :-) This comes with a pricetag. EUR/USD from 10 to 40 will...

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Middenbeemster Local Customs

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    Darkrosie, a mix of styles, happy sounding 3 more images

    by Igraine Written Nov 3, 2013

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    Once a year in august there is music festival called Muziek aan de MIddenweg. (Music on the Middleroad). All along the Middenweg on more the 30 locations there is music played. In all forms, singing, folk, jazz, rock, classical music you name it.

    The good thing about it, it is good weather (most times), there is lots on offer. So something for everyone. You can walk or bike to lot of things.
    Also they have an antique firetruck driving along the Middenweg on which you can hitch a ride.

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Middenbeemster Favorites

  • its really flat!

    A random view on the landscape here in the Beemster, in this case a view from the Rijperweg. The trees on the horizon points the next parallel road.On the far right of this picture you the tower of the catholic church in the West Beemster.

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  • MB can look grand

    Take a look at this picture and you would imagine a big lane next to it or a bit of wood. Thats how pictures can trick you!

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  • Things from the past

    All around the Beemster you will find this little orchards. They provided apples and pears for its owners or for the local fruit and vegetable market.

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