Next to the harbour and the sluice you will find this lighthouse on a piece of green grass. It is not an actual lighthouse, but it symbolises the lighthouse Blokzijl doesn't have. It looks pretty cool anyway in my opinion and you can even reach the top without climbing all the stairs ;-) What more do you want?more
Strolling around the harbour on a sunny day is great. You can look at all the boats and the people on them. There are a few café's along the shore where you can relax a bit with a cold beer and enjoy the view. Blokzijl is a popular place in summer, so the harbour is very lively!more
The location is perfect. The hotel is expensive but is run by Beatrijs, a very good friend of mine....more
Brouwerstraat 20, Blokzijl, 8356 DV, The Netherlands
Good for: Business
Muggenbeet 3, Blokzijl, 8356VK, nl
Good for: Families
Kaatje bij de Sluis is one of the best restaurants in the Netherlands. It even has a Michelin Star!! I have never eaten here, but I did work here one time, to experience what it is like to work in such a restaurant. It was a nice experience, but I tink I just prefer to eat in such a place than working there.more
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During the summer Café Sluiszicht is busy all day. During the day many tourists visit the café because of its nice location next to the sluice or as a stopover on a bicycle trip. There is also a terrace which overlooks the sluice and the harbour.
In the evening you will also find many locals enjoying a beer or another drink in the place.
You can also go here for something to eat, since they have a menu too.
When you go to Blokzijl, please use the big free parking spot outside the village before entering the village. From the parking place it's just a small walk to the village centre. The reason is: Blokzijl itself doesn't have a lot of parking space & there are some very small streets where you can't pass each other.more
Getting to Blokzijl is quite difficult by public transportation. You have to go by train to Steenwijk from where you will have to take a special bus. I never took this little bus, but the times are quite inconvenient. It is better to take the train taxi (€3,75) and be brought all the way to Blokzijl.Easier is to drive to Blokzijl yourself, or...more
So what to buy in a city as small as Blokzijl? You'd think there is nothing really, but there is. Make sure to get your hands on some Blokzijler Brok. It famous around the whole area and if I'm not mistaken only for sale in Blokzijl, hence the name ;-)Blokzijler Brok tastes a bit like the dutch speculaas, a (and I quote the dic here...) sort of...more
I happen to know Beatrijs who lives in Blokzijl and works in the Hotel Kaatje bij de Sluis. She lives opposite the hotel and has a nice garden next to the sluice and the bridge. She invited me and Kim over for a bbq and it was great fun!!!
There are many flies though, well now much less, since I think we killed about a 1,000 of them while bbq'ing ;-)
Blokzijl is only a short distance away from the Weerribben National Park. The NP is best explored by canoe. Visit my Kalenberg page, which is soon to come, to read more.