From its mouth on the Baltic at the little port of Wyk, and 20 m.
A small portion of the town, known as Wyk, lies on the right bank.
The present Gothic building of St Martin (in Wyk) was erected in 1859; the original church is said by tradition to have occupied the site of an old heathen temple.
Petten, Egmond-on-Sea, Wyk-on-Sea and Zandvoort are fishing villages and watering-places.
M., and is reached by a regular steamboat service from Husum and Dagebtill on the mainland to Wyk, the principal bathing resort on the E.
The chief attraction of Wyk is the Sandwall, a promenade which is shaded by trees and skirts the beach.
A number of small old towns are found along the Rhine, the Lek and the Holland Ysel, such as Rhenen (or Reenen), Wyk-by-Duurstede, Yselstein, Montfoort.
Wyk-by-Duurstede, originally a Roman settlement, was of some commercial importance as early as the 7th and 8th centuries, but decayed owing to Norman raids in the 10th century.