"Meppel" Meppel by ATLC

Meppel Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 100 photos

Meppel

I visit here every month.

Meppel is THE city of book printing in the Netherlands. There is also a museum about it which was founded by the owner of the largest printer in The Netherlands: Giethoorn-ten Brink.
The museum was opened by Prince Bernhard, father of the current Queen.

Famous are the Thursday Meppel Day in summer.
Each Thursday there are a lot of bands in the town center and a market. Young and old crowd the streets and dance or listen and drink a beer.

Around Meppel are many interesting place to visit. Among them:
Giethoorn
Blokzijl
Staphorst
and also lakes and extraordinary landscapes like the Wieden.

Surrounding places of interest

There are quite a few places around Meppel 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 Meppel: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 28, 2008
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  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2012 at 4:27 AM

    I also visit Meppel regularly as I have some friends and relatives living there. Thank you for sharing your photos and tips.

  • Dec 23, 2005 at 11:01 AM

    A great page! I really enjoyed what I have read so far....'would love to return! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! Greetings.

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2005 at 1:50 AM

    Excellent page AT! the Chateau is most interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  • Robin_Linda's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2004 at 2:31 PM

    Meppel, to me, was only a train stop on the way to Zwolle from Groningen. Thanks for the tips that have made it a worthwhile stop!

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2003 at 5:07 AM

    I knew the name Meppel from out of several books indeed. Very interesting page about this town that I only knew by its name so far.

  • billus's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2003 at 4:36 PM

    I knew there were terpen and standing stones but never knew about the druckeridge - I'm going! thats all there is to it

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2003 at 10:05 PM

    Excellent page AT... Ahhh... the Chateau sounds like my kind of place to stay... especially since it has a wine cellar.. ;-))

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2003 at 1:12 PM

    The waste net is a good idea! "Enough for a proper pub crawl" made me laugh! By the way what is a Transformer House? Really enjoyed this page!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2003 at 3:46 PM

    I wouldn't mind having a nite in the Chateau:-))&you made me all hungry with these Restaurant tips..Lunchtime in CHCH......lovely page, tanx AT

  • martin_nl's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2003 at 3:33 PM

    Het hotel ziet er erg posh uit maar wel heel gaaf! Ik vind het altijd leuk om naar bronzen standbeelden op zoek te gaan in een stad. Jammer alleen dat je vaak nooit achterkotm waarom ze op een bepaalde plek staan en wat ze symboliseren.

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