Lemsteraak VROUWE FRANCISKA and Vissermanaak KIKKERKONING at petrol station Makkum
In the Middle Ages Makkum was called the "gate to the Zuiderzee". The once sleepy fishing village then flourished as a major trading center with a golden age of the 17th and 18th centuries. The city owes its prosperity, among other products, especially the burning of high-quality lime. The distribution of this coveted goods conveyed the necessary shipbuilding for the transport.
In the course of the 19th century, the importance of Makkum as a trading city again decreased, but it remained known for its shipbuilding and the production of goods made of stoneware, such as the famous blue-white Delft tiles.
In the 20th century, the construction of the closing dike made it possible to improve the infrastructure for Makkum. Today the "Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum" as the oldest stoneware factory in the Netherlands is a popular destination.
restaurants in Makkum
Approximately 5 minutes by car from the moorings at the Gebroeders van Enkhuizen (Strânwei 11, 8754 HA Makkum) there is a large supermarket (JUMBO, Lieuwkemastraat 9, 8754 BL Makkum). Here you can provide food. Furthermore, you will find various shops for water sports equipment, clothing, souvenirs, ...
Various restaurants, such as Pizzeria, Chinese restaurant, grillroom, cafes ... and various snack bars are distributed in the center of Makkum.
Tip: In the fishing port (on the way to the supermarket) you will find a fish pavilion, here you can find delicious Kibbeling and Lekkerbekjes.