A harbour filled with strolling fishermen talking ‘Urker dialect’, where fishing nets are drying and small monumental houses look out over the scenic view is a typical scene in Urk. The characteristic and lively village is a unique piece of heritage, boasting the perfect combination of a historic atmosphere and a bustling present. Because its centre was built without any set city planning, the Dutch town resembles a treasure map, with small squares, top-notch restaurants, and plentiful sights to be discovered. Urk is the oldest village in the province of Flevoland, so for its birth we have to go back a thousand years ago. The town as an island in the Zuiderzee until the 1930s, when it became part of one of the biggest reclamation projects in the world.

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