"UNESCO Heritage site, fine wine, fortifications..." Steenwijk by ATLC

Steenwijk Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 54 photos

A UNESCO World Heritage site

Much to my surprise, Steenwijk harbours a world acclaimed building and park from the Jugendstil period (end 19th century). In the tips you will later find the brilliant cast iron gate that first catches the eye. But moving beyond that gate, nearer the house, you cannot help but exclaim in admiration at this beautiful main entrance door.

Weekend Warrior Entry

There are quite a few places around Meppel (main town in the area) that are worth visiting. However, Meppel is on the brink of two provinces, so you would not be able to detect that if you look at my Travel Page.

You could easily cycle between these places. It's a lovely rural area.
Like: Meppel-Staphorst-Giethoorn-Meppel
Or: Meppel-Ruinerwold-Frederiksoord-Vledder-Meppel
Or: Meppel-Steenwijk-Giethoorn-Kolderveen-Meppel
Or: Meppel-Ruinerwold-Kallenkote-Schiphorst-Meppel
Or: Meppel-Staphorst-Zwolle-Meppel

So here goes:

Kolderveen (very rural, dairy farm icecream)
Steenwijk (small town, Unesco heritage site)
Giethoorn (Venice of the north)
Staphorst (beautiful old farms)
Ruinerwold(stone's throw from Meppel)
Kallenkote (Indonesian bird park)
Frederiksoord(colony of welfare)
Vledder(small village, museum of fake art)
Zwolle (largest town in the area)
Meppel (lively nightlife, shopping, printing museum)
Schiphorst (stately home as exclusive hotel/restaurant, stork farm)

  • Last visit to Steenwijk: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Apr 18, 2011
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Hi and well done on yr win! a big deal as what a lot of tough competition!Nice page showing Holland so lovely in summer with great little places to enjoy!

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