Schagen is a pleasant North Holland town with around 19,000 inhabitants. No shortage of history, because Schagen and its historic villages such as Tuitjenhorn, Warmenhuizen and Dirkshorn were already mentioned in texts from the year 975. In 1415, Willem VI granted Schagen its own city rights and Schagen has grown considerably since then.
In North Holland there are beautiful old Dutch villages and towns. Together they form one of the most beautiful and picturesque parts of the Netherlands. Villages where time seems to have stood still: with mills, old wooden houses and narrow streets. Historical cities and towns, it is teeming with North Holland. Whether you like monumental buildings and narrow streets or a true Dutch appearance with a rich fishing history, or if you are looking for more nature and want to do something fun with the children? For example, pick your own fruit and flowers in the self-picking garden at ByBroersen in Warmenhuizen! There is always a village to fall in love with.
The friendly atmosphere that surrounds Schagen and the surrounding areas can be felt when you walk through the narrow shopping streets, or sit down at one of the terraces around the pleasant market square, opposite the Grote Kerk. Is the weather against? Then the Makado shopping center is just around the corner. The culture lover enters the Vreeburg Farm and Carriage Museum or the Schagen Car Museum.
Every Thursday morning (from the end of June to the beginning of September) you will find yourself in Schagen in days gone by. During the West Frisian Folklore you can marvel at a colorful parade of historic vehicles and Schagenese in typical West Frisian clothing! Every market has a different theme that varies from dance, music, traditional costume to ring stitches.
Schagen has its own train station which makes the connection with Alkmaar, Haarlem and Amsterdam very good. A resident of Schagen is traditionally called Schagenees.