The city of Schagen has a rich history, with the central point being; the market. Near the market you will find special buildings and cloches such as the Vreeburg museum, where the important story about the history of the city is told.
The battle against the water can be found in the West Frisian landscape. For a long time, this area was influences heavily by the sea. When the population increased more and more in the late Middle Ages, people started to structurally protect themselves against the water. Dykes were connected until the final West Frisian Omringdijk was created.
Even the reclaiming of the land can still be seen. When the Zijpepolder was drained and reclaimed, the first hamlets such as Schagerbrug, Sint Maartensbrug and Burgerbrug were created. From 1600 the area was drained by twenty mills. Every mill was responsible for a small area. Some of those mills can still be found in this polder. Often, they are worth a visit (by appointment)!
The interactive exhibition Sand against the Sea shows you, hears and experiences how the coast between Petten and Camperduin has been reinforced with sand, a lot of sand: about 35 million cubic meters! Learn and experience everything about the new coast.Go to the information center
In Museum Eenigenburg, a life-size compass points to striking things in the landscape. To the mounds, the West Frisian Omringdijk, the remains of the castle 't Huys in Nuwendore, the day laborers' house and the parceled out landscape where there were once islands.Go to Museum Eenigenburg
Museum Vreeburg is a 17th-century city farmhouse completely restored in the old style. The farm is now a beautiful regional museum, which gives a picture of life and living around 1900. Authentic carriages are displayed in the Carriage Museum.Go to Vreeburg Farm and Carriage Museum
Museum with a beautiful collection of old agricultural tools. In addition, a complete washing area, a box bed, clothing, a blacksmith shop, school supplies, kitchen utensils, carpenter's tools, a fully equipped living room and much more.Go to Historisch Museum Harenkarspel