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“Worthwhile to visit in combination with the steam tram/ boat trip.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Oude Bakkerij

De Oude Bakkerij
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Medemblik
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Owner description: 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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“Worthwhile to visit in combination with the steam tram/ boat trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

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.

Visited May 2013
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