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Surroundings of Friesland

Discover Friesland

  • The best outings for young and old
  • Visit the Frisian eleven cities
  • Practice one of the Frisian sports

Explore Friesland during your holiday

Friesland is known for its unique culture. You can see this, among other things, in the Frisian eleven cities! Did you know that as many as seven of the Frisian eleven cities are located in the IJsselmeer region? Around the IJsselmeer, you will find beautiful nature. This nature invites you to go on beautiful walks and cycling tours. For children, there are many fun play and attraction parks nearby such as Ballorig. You can also visit the Wadden Islands Terschelling and Vlieland. What will you do during your vacation?

Are you curious about what to do in the area? If so, take a look at some of the best trips below. Would you like more information? In that case, please contact our reception.

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Eleven cities of Friesland

Sneek, Leeuwarden, Harlingen, Franeker, Hindeloopen, Bolsward, Dokkum, IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren and Workum, also called the Frisian eleven cities, are definitely worth a visit during your holiday.

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Swimming and wellness

Enjoy one of the many wellness facilities in the area during your holiday, this will be really relaxing. Or will you dive into one of the swimming pools?

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Friesland is known for its beautiful nature. Including the IJsselmeer where you can go boating, walking and cycling. Tip: discover the protected nature reserve Makkumersúdwaard.

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There is no shortage of museums in Friesland. With the Frisian Museum Village, the Kazematten Museum and the Woudagemaal, among others, you will not be bored. Nature lovers should visit the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center.

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Play and theme parks

There is also a lot to do for children in the area. Play for hours at Ballorig Sneek or discover the Kameleondorp. Aqua Zoo, the petting zoo or the animal and play park Sanjesfertier are not to be missed either.

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There are plenty more trips to go on from our park. You can visit a water ski course, cinema, golf course and a go-kart and laser tag course in the area!

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Wadden Islands

From Friesland, you can easily visit the Wadden Islands. During the boat trip, you might see one of the many seals in this area. Will you choose Ameland, Terschelling, Vlieland, or Schiermonnikoog?

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Frisian sports

Skûtsjesilen, kaatsen, fierljeppen and ringsteken are typical Frisian sports that you can practice during your holiday. Did you know that the best ljeppers can reach distances of 18 meters? Are you going to try one of the sports during your holiday?

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Makkum itself is also worth a visit. Discover this versatile village with its beautiful beaches, and pleasant boulevards with nice eateries and shops. You can also practice many water sports in Makkum, such as windsurfing.

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It's also called the Venice of the Netherlands: Giethoorn. This unique water region village in Overijssel is a 55-minute drive away. Here you can make beautiful boat trips right through the village.


Take a look at the facilities of Beach Resorts Makkum ⤵︎