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Medemblik
—  Municipality  —

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Coordinates: 52°46′N 5°06′E / 52.77°N 5.10°E / 52.77; 5.10
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Area (2006)
 - Total 107.96 km2 (41.7 sq mi)
 - Land 7.31 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
 - Water 100.65 km2 (38.9 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 - Total 26,508
 - Density 3,626/km2 (9,391.3/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.medemblik.nl

Medemblik About this sound pronunciation (West Frisian: Memelik) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.[1]

Medemblik received city rights in 1289.

Medemblik used to have a castle back in the 1500s but it was destroyed by the Arumer Zwarte Hoop led by Pier Gerlofs Donia and Wijard Jelckama.[2]

On 1 January 2007, Medemblik merged with the municipalities of Noorder-Koggenland and Wognum, yet retained its own name in the surviving municipality, even though it was the smallest of the three in population.

Local government

The municipal council of Medemblik consists of 21 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • CDA - 7 seats
  • VVD - 4 seats
  • Gemeentebelangen - 4 seats
  • PvdA - 3 seats
  • Progressief West Friesland - 2 seats
  • Onafhankelijke Westfriese Partij - 1 seat

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

MEDEMBLIK, a seaport of Holland, on the Zuider Zee, the terminus of a branch railway from Hoorn, '02 m. S. Pop. (1903), 3012. Once the capital of West Friesland and a prosperous town, many of its streets and quays are now deserted, though the docks and basins constructed at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries could still afford excellent accommodation for many ships. Close to the harbour entrance stands the castle built by Florens V., count of Holland, in 1285. It has been restored, and is used as a court of justice. The West church, formerly called after St, Boniface, the apostle of Germany, was once the richest in Friesland, and belonged from an early date to the cathedral chapter at Utrecht, where, until the Reformation, the pastor of Medemblik had a seat in the cathedral. It contains the tomb of Lord George Murray. Among the public buildings are the town-hall (17th century), weigh-house, orphanage, the old almshouse, the house (1613) of the Water Commissioners, and a large building formerly belonging to the admiralty and now used as a state lunatic asylum. There are many interesting brick houses, dating chiefly from the first half of the 17th century, with curious gables and picturesque ornamentation, carvings and inscriptions.


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Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

Medemblik is a town and municipality in West Friesland, North Holland, the Netherlands


This article uses material from the "Medemblik" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Simple English

Medemblik is a city in the Netherlands. It had a castle back in the 1600's, but the castle was destroyed by Pier Gerlofs Donia and Wijerd Jelckama during a siege.


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