De Oude Bakkerij

De Oude Bakkerij, Medemblik: Hours, Address, De Oude Bakkerij Reviews: 4/5

De Oude Bakkerij
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The 'tastiest' museum in the Netherlands! In the museum you will see attributes and machines, which the baker used in his daily work. Most of these objects are still in use, but usually in a modernised form. The demonstrators use the old machines and other tools, as much as possible. Demonstrations take place at regular intervals at different places through the museum. Next to the demonstrations in the bakery, there are sugar-, marzipan- and chocolate demonstrations. Every day there are extra activities for children. In the shop, they can tell you more about the activities.
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nettyporthole
Den Haag167 contributions
Couples
If you are at all interested in baking this is a really interesting mueum to visit in its own right. However, if you can combine it with a trip on the steam tram and paddle steamer from Enkhuizen or Hoorn (www.museumstoomtram.nl - the site is available in English).

If you have bought a Museumkaart, the entire day out will be covered by this, otherwise entry into this museum is six Euros for adults and four for kids up to the age of twelve. Under threes go free.

The museum is only small but is packed to the rafters with old baking and chocolate moulds, baking machinery and recipe pamphlets, as well as intricate examples of sugarwork. There are some hilarious ones so it you are thinking that sounds dull, think again!!

There are two really interesting things about the bakery. Firstly there are volunteers there baking old fashioned things who get children involved in doing activilities like decorating spekulaas (Dutch gingerbread) or breadmaking. Secondly at the entrance to the bakery, they sell their produce so you can try all sorts of old fashioned cakes and sweets at really affordable prices.

For the real enthusiast there are one day courses in such things as painting with cocoa, but I would imaging you would need to speak Dutch for this.

You can also pay a three Euro supplement to the entrance fee and get a cup of coffee and home made cake which is a bit of a bargain these days!

Unfortunately I did not know what a gem this little museum was and so had little time to view in detail, but I would live to go back. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12-5, and also Mondays during the summer holidays.
Written May 21, 2013
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
Friends
As we have only a few hours before we had to get in the boat to Enkhuizen, we took the chance to visit this old bakery museum. The location is 5 minutes walk from the steam train station. It looks like a small museum but when you go inside you will never believe it that it has a lot of things to see. All materials for baking, decorating etc and making chocolate. From the spices, ingredient, the mixer, the cake-mould etc. And some display cases show extraordinary cakes collection or chocolate products. There is also baking demonstration especially for the children. They can take a part in making cake with the staff. Once in a while they have workshop, too. You can also buy the cake or the chocolate in the shop before the entrance.
Written September 15, 2016
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Cedricthegreat
Rehovot, Israel41 contributions
Family
This is a must of you're in the area. It used to belong to a baker who loved to collect baking and bakery items. Now it's a living museum/cookies store/bakery, with . demonstations, hands on experiences for children in decorating cookies, and more. However, this is a small town business and is directed mostly toward Dutch people. Most the the explanations were in Dutch, but the exhibits were mostly in English, too or self explanatory.
Written August 15, 2015
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Camreviews
Sydney, Australia130 contributions
Family
The museum is small and exhibits are poorly presented. Neither adults nor kids in our group enjoyed it.
Written July 28, 2016
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ruud s
39 contributions
I was struck by delight when I arrived at the old bakery. This is really nice museum. It shows you everything about baking in the old tradional way. You can look, feel, taste and join in too. In a small, tradional derorated, coffee room, they serve tradional filter coffee wit a Dutch treat.You can also watch how bonbons is made. Fresh baked cookies, cakes and also, tradional candies, chocolate's and bonbons is sold in a lovely shop. All staff is dressed in tradional Dutch uniforms from way back times.
Written May 18, 2016
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A K
Donzdorf, Germany50 contributions
Family
after going with the museum train a quick visit to the bakery is a nice treat. all fresh ingredients made right in front of you. friendly staff explaining with patience to the children about what they are doing.
Written May 26, 2015
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Miamol
IJsselstein, The Netherlands69 contributions
The museum is located in the center of Medemblik.
It is actually a small museum and it's housed in a common house.

But it is really worth visiting when you like to see a bakery from old times, or when you have younger kids.
The entrance is also the shop where they sell delicious freshly baked cookies.
They demonstrate how 'gevulde koeken' and 'speculaas' is made, and the smell of the oven will make you hungry!
The kids may help the baker with preparing, and they can decorate a 'speculaas' cookie.
Also a demonstration with chocolate was given.

In the museum you get a nice impression of the equipment and products of a bakery from the past.

A visit to the museum does take about one hour. It's perfect to combine the museum with either a walk in Medemblik (harbour and/or castle Radboud.
You can also consider to take the magnificent steam train to Hoorn.

Tip: parking near the museum is possible around the corner at the trainstation of the steamtrain, but be early as there are a small number of parking spaces.
Written April 21, 2015
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Sallyrb2014
London, UK195 contributions
Couples
We visited here as a large group. This historical museum seemed to be run by volunteers and is on two floors. The ground floor is the bakery and upstairs is the sweet making. I think they have a lot of school groups visiting. The demonstrations were quite fun and interesting but I am not sure if they really make anything in large quantities. We had tea and a cake to begin with and I was surprised they only had powdered milk - not a good example of quality! There is a poor display of sweets and biscuits for sale - they would sell more if they had their goods displayed more professionally.
Written May 20, 2019
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Eric T
Zaandam, The Netherlands57 contributions
Family
We visited this museum based on the reviews online and though bit sceptical at first, we were very pleasantly surprised.
There is a bakery where two bakers make fresh cookies and biscuits and the children are allowed to participate. There is also a chocolatier where kids can make their own chocolate candies. There is a photo corner where kids can pretend to be bakers. A lot of old memorabilia and video room. Finished off with a little store where you can buy the cookies and sweets that you've been smelling the whole time.
If you're near and have preteen kids, this is definitely worth it.
Written March 5, 2018
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poodle2000
Houston1,107 contributions
Solo
This is a small museum with not too many exhibits. A large part of the space is for tables to have coffee and baked goods. For kid it looks like it could be lots fun the participation and eating. The number of actual exhibit items is small. Not a must see stop.
Written October 8, 2017
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