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Address: Oudevaartsgat 8, 1671 HM, Medemblik, The Netherlands
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+31 227 541 960

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Cute all right but not much to see, nothing impressive, not much on display. The surroundings are nice with the port and the Ijsselmeer. A nice walk around is enough.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 8, 2016
Liege, Belgium
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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to see this castle. The main gate and door were both opened. When we arrived at the reception there was nobody. After 10 minutes a staff member showed up totally surprised by our presence. She informed us that the castle was closed and that she was waiting for a group of students. I asked if we could enter... More 

Thank David C
Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Cute all right but not much to see, nothing impressive, not much on display. The surroundings are nice with the port and the Ijsselmeer. A nice walk around is enough.

Thank PipingAngel
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

This castle looks good from the outside. It was built by count Floris V, so is old. Unfortunately it was closed. They should consider synchronizing opening times with the schedule of the steam tram from Hoorn.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice little castle with lots of information on the history of the place. Went with two small kids and they enjoyed climbing all the small steps. Good to spend an hour or two. Parking right out front (free).

1 Thank stephie505
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

An exposition about the castle history explained in a time line on the wall. Friendly people and for the kids there is a treasure hunt. Do not forget the canons outside

2 Thank Alrik K
Medemblik, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am a volunteer in this Castle. So yes it is very important to me. The castle is very old. But great fun for adults and children. There is a hunt for the kids and in the summer season is always an exhibition. Also, there is often a falconer with birds of prey and owls. You can also attend a... More 

1 Thank Arianna v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

The castle history is interesting for adults. The town was sacked and burned in the 16th century, but the castle held firm. The exhibition caters especially to children. In more recent times Rembrandt's Night-watch (nachtwacht) was taken out of its frame, rolled up in a carpet and stored in the castle during WWII. The castle is very prettily situated on... More 

Thank gerdav2013
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Originally this castle was built by count Willem III of Holland and his son Floris V to suppress the rebellious West Frisian population in the 13th century, after Holland conquered the western parts of Friesland. It is beautifully located at the shores of the IJsselmeer (formerly the Southern Sea) at the harbour entrance of Medemblik, the oldest town of Northern... More 

3 Thank Egbert M
Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Castle Radboud is a small landmark in the sleepy recreational harbor of Medemblik. The castle was much smaller than we expected, but the exhibit is worth a quick visit for anyone interested in a little Dutch history. Check the website for more information and visiting hours. We biked along the IJsselmeer and found a very cute petting zoo nearby, making... More 

1 Thank Johannaloves2travel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you are looking for a reason to do a daytrip to Medemblik, this castle is partially worth the drive. The castle itself is really not reminiscent of the middle age, since it has been extensively rebuilt. The outside is nice for photo ops, so it's good for shutterbugs. There isn't a lot in the way of exhibits in the... More 

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