This little town is situated in the middle of an attractive area, only about 60 kilometers from Amsterdam. We show you the colourful bulb fields in spring and the attractive coastal villages with beautiful white sand beaches in the surrounding of Schagen.
Along the city runs another attraction: ‘De Westfriese Omringdijk’ which means something like ‘The Westfriesian Surrounding Dike’. This historic dike winds through the beautiful landscape of Noord-Holland with breathtaking views. Near Schagen is an 18 holes golf course.
Schagen’s Market Square with its beautiful large church is surrounded with terraces, restaurants and bars. There are a few shopping streets and the city also has an indoor shopping centre. Schagen once had a castle. The remaining towers were recently renovated. Opposite, on the corner of the Market square houses the cultural centre, named ‘Markt 18’.
Schagen organizes many events. Very famous in the region is the Paasvee Exhibition. It starts in the morning with a traditional cattle market.It is an exhibition of a special breed of cow. Watch the party in the afternoon when youth takes over the market square till late in the evening. From across the region and beyond people come to Schagen for this event. Every Thursday in summer you can enjoy the ‘Westfriese Folklore’. An event with music, dancing, singing and a parade of antique carriages and people in traditional costumes.
Watch old professions at Vreeburg, the antique carriages museum. During summer there are music and culinary events around the Market square. For example Paasvee (Eastern Cattle), Noordzee op het Noord, Popweekend and mani more.
Travelling by boat? Schagen has a marina within walking distance of the city centre.