Where is the city of Meppel in the Netherlands?
Meppel ( Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛpəl] ( listen)) is a municipality and a city in the northeast of the Netherlands, in the south-west of the province Drenthe . It developed in the 16th century as a transport and distribution inland harbour for turf. There used to be a lot of waterways in the town, but now only one remains.
Which is the best place to eat in Meppel?
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Why are people called Meppeler Muggen in German?
People born in Meppel are occasionally referred to as ‘Meppeler Muggen’; this translates as mosquitoes/gnats from Meppel. This is due to a traditional folk tale. The people of Meppel thought the church tower was on fire. After closer inspection it was only a swarm of mosquitoes.
Do you have your own room in Meppel?
You have your own student room in College Campus Meppel. You share some of the facilities; the bathrooms, the toilets and the kitchens. On the Campus you will find a laundry room with washing machines and dryers that you can use against a small fee. There is a Wi-Fi connection all over the Campus.
Is there a train from Meppel to Zwolle?
Transportation. Meppel is served by train connections with Zwolle to the south, which leads to the rest of the country, and Leeuwarden and Groningen to the north and north-east.
How does the Drentsche Hoofdvaart work in Meppel?
The Meppelerdiep, the Drentsche Hoofdvaart and the Hoogeveense Vaart connect Meppel to Zwartsluis, Assen and Hoogeveen. To offload professional transport vessels the Omgelegde Hoogeveense Vaart was dug out south of the city. The Meppelerdiep is accessible for boats with a size of 2000 ton. The streams Reest and Wold Aa run through the city.