Named after the convent on the Sint Janskamp, a monastery that was founded in 1399, Sint Jansklooster rose to life. The village is well-known for its former resident Evert van Benthem, a two-time winner of the Elfstedentocht. The tower mill, the Monnikenmolen, and a tjaskermolen, De Foeke, which was built in 1857 is a sight to behold when you’re in the village. 

a charming village of sint jansklooster

Every third Friday of August, the popular flower parade is held in the village. Watch out—the locals take this very seriously as they prepare months in advance for this. During the festival, expect an abundance of Dahlias. 

Also every year on King’s Day, the Kloostermarkt is held in the village, which is a combination of an annual fair and a free market. Along with the things to purchase, there are various forms of entertainment that come with it as well. 

Aside from the Monk Mill, the water tower also creates a character for the village. You can climb up the water tower and see the beautiful De Wieden. 

What To Do In Sint Jansklooster

There are a lot of things you can do in the village. You can explore the National Park Weerribben-Wieden. On the other hand, if you want a cultural trip, you can visit the Vollenhove City Museum

Planning to stay in the village for a day or two? Don’t fret; there are good hotels in Sint Jansklooster you can choose from. If you want something intimate, there are bed and breakfasts here as well. Going with a large group? A holiday home may be more suitable for you. 


You will never go hungry in the village as there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars here where you can enjoy a variety of dishes, good coffees and teas, and delicious drinks!

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