Welcome to Urk
Although now cut off from the North Sea, Urk is still a centre of the seafood industry, with dozens of historic fishing boats moored around the harbour. The town is divided into wijken (districts); Wijk 1 takes in the central harbour, Wijk 2 the eastern side of the harbour, and Wijk 3 the town centre and western shore.
Some 80m offshore lies the Ommelebommelestien, a slippery rock said to be the birthplace of all native Urkers. Legend also has it that, far from receiving the delivery by stork, dad had to take a rowboat to pick up his newborn.