Schellinkhout is a pearl among the Westfrisian villages because of its numerous monumental buildings and (Haubarg) farmhouses lining its beautiful winding central street. Schellinkhout boasts an old church and a town hall from 1765, as well as city rights of its own. The “Steenen Kamer” is worth mentioning, a 700-year old building that was used to collect regional taxes. West of the village stands the windmill “De Grote Molen”, a well-known tourist attraction. The village is located right at the Markermeer and comes especially alive in summer, when the waterside is frequented by tourists and surfers. Only its older residents will still remember the “Schellinkhoutertje”, a special type of apple that was grown locally. It has mostly vanished, with the exception of a few dispersed apple trees.