High and dry, on top of an old mound in the Kop van Noord-Holland lies the city of Schagen. The narrow shopping streets, the pleasant market square, the beautiful Schagen castle and the friendly hospitality of the inhabitants create a friendly atmosphere in the city. Come for a day of shopping, soaking up the culture or sitting on a terrace around the pleasant market square, opposite the main church; it is all possible in beautiful Schagen.
Stroll through the old streets and enjoy all the beauty that has been built up here over the centuries. Or moor your boat in one of the two marinas in the town. Do you only have a few hours and do you want to taste the Schager atmosphere? Then take the city walk with you. You will pass the most beautiful spots of the town in an hour and a half. You will really enjoy it!
Is the weather less beautiful? Then you can shop at the Makado shopping center. Would you like to enjoy a day of culture? Then step inside the Vreeburg Farm and Carriage Museum or the Schagen Automobile Museum. In theater Scagon you can enjoy theater performances or catch a movie at cinema Kinepolis.
Schagen is mainly known for the West Frisian Folklore markets that take place on 10 Thursdays in the summer. The colorful procession of Schagenese and guests dressed in original West Frisian costume, walking or sitting on or in farm wagons, sjeezen and landauers, which are pulled by beautiful horses, pass through the center. Every Thursday has a different theme. In addition, various other events take place in Schagen, of which the Easter cattle exhibition 10 days before Easter and the Popweekend, the largest free open-air pop concert in the region in the first weekend of August, are best known.