Blokzijl Travel Guide

  • Blokzijl
    by FlyingDutchmen
  • Blokzijl
    by FlyingDutchmen
  • Blokzijl
    by FlyingDutchmen

Blokzijl Things to Do

  • Do the harbour walk

    Walk around the harbour and take a look at the water system here. The system is used to get boats from a higher to a lower tide.

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  • The sluice of Blokzijl

    Blokzijl is known around the country for its sluice. Many tourists each summer use the sluice to get around the Provincie of Overijssel. The sluice has a special character because of the bridge crossing it and the restaurants and hotel next to it.

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  • The Blokzijl lighthouse

    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?

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  • Living monument

    The Blokzijl Levend Monument is also situated next to the bridge, behind the monument of Kaatje. I dón't know what the meaning of this monument is, but I'll try to find out....so for now only a picture.

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  • Church of Blokzijl

    This is the church of Blokzijl. It is located on a nice little and quiet square. Notice the little sign in front of the church, next to the car... it announces when the next Mass is.

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  • The harbour of Blokzijl

    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!

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Blokzijl Hotels

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  • Kaatje bij de Sluis

    Brouwerstraat 20, Blokzijl, 8356 DV, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Kaatjes Residence

    The location is perfect. The hotel is expensive but is run by Beatrijs, a very good friend of mine....

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  • Geertien

    Muggenbeet 3, Blokzijl, 8356VK, nl

    Good for: Couples

Blokzijl Restaurants

  • Eating while looking out over the water

    The restaurant has nice seats at the backside. Here you can look out over the water while you're eating & drinking. I liked the croquettes on bread, but they have many moe local specialties.

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  • Excellent culinary food

    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.

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Blokzijl Nightlife

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    by martin_nl Written Jun 22, 2003

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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.

    Caf�� Sluiszicht

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Blokzijl Transportation

  • Car parking tip

    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.

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  • Train

    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...

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Blokzijl Shopping

  • Buyings odds and ends in Blokzijl

    There are quite some shops that sell typical Dutch 'prullaria' or odds and ends in the little streets that are so many in Blokzijl.

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  • Blokzijler Brok

    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...

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Blokzijl Local Customs

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    by martin_nl Written Jun 22, 2003

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    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 ;-)

    The electric ���20.00 bbq worked very well!!

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Blokzijl Off The Beaten Path

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    by martin_nl Written Jun 22, 2003

    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.

    Kim and me in Weerribben National Park
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    • Adventure Travel
    • National/State Park
    • Kayaking

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