Based in Medemblik, Holland on the edge of the IJsselmeer, we’re a third generation family firm now more than 55 years old. We have always cared deeply about what we do and what we build. Working to the finest of boat building standards and adopting the best appropriate world technologies, we have also always innovated. We’ve come a long way since our very first built boat, the Olympic class Flying Dutchman, and early Contest yachts.
History of Medemblik
Medemblik was a prosperous trading town, when in 1282, Floris V, Count of Holland, successfully invaded West Friesland. He built several fortresses to control the region, one of which was Kasteel Radboud in Medemblik, and awarded Medemblik city rights in 1289. After Floris V had been murdered in 1296, the local Frisian besieged the castle, but in 1297 an army from Holland thwarted their efforts to starve out the inhabitants, which included Medemblik citizens.
Medemblik is best known in Europe for its sailing events. Medemblik further has a picturesque small innercity with many houses from the 17th and 18th century, two big churches, an old orphanage, a town hall and, of course, castle Radboud, which is just at the border of the innercity.
The best "brown" café in Town is Café Brakeboer in the Oosterhaven. Jack Brakeboer serves cold beers and is famous for his "broodje bal" (a roll with meatballs). Always good atmosphere and off course the base of Contest Yachts and specially the Contest Cup.
Brasserie De Twee Schouwtjes is an excellent restaurant in the Oosterhaven. Owner Frank prepares lovely didhes and even plays piano, so you can enjoy here a complete evening.
Brasserie De Twee Schouwtjes
tel + 31 227 547 077
You're more than welcome to visit our yard.