"Beautiful pearl of Drenthe." Meppel by Jerelis

Meppel Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 103 photos

Nice historical village.

I do come often in Meppel as I live nearby and have relatives living here. The village has quite a nice history as it developed in the 16th century as a transport and distribution inland harbour for turf. There used to be a lot of waterways in the town, but now only one remains.

'Meppeler Muggen'

It's always fun to talk about Meppel with people who are born here. They are extremely proud of their beautiful village. The people born in Meppel are occasionally referred to as 'Meppeler Muggen'. This translates as mosquitos from Meppel. I learned that this is due to a traditional folk tale. In the early days the people of Meppel thought that the church tower was on fire, but after a closer inspection it was only a swarm of mosquitos.

  • Last visit to Meppel: Sep 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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