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Discover Workum

Workum is one of the most beautiful Frisian Eleven Cities, Even if only for its beautiful facades, monumental buildings and water-rich surroundings. Saint Gertrude’s Church, weigh house and city hall are definitely worth a visit. Workum is popular among water sports enthusiasts because of its great location. Art lovers can …

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Discover Heerenveen

Discover Heerenveen, a quintessentially Friesian city full of beautiful monuments and unique structures set amid a stunning landscape! Heerenveen, which was founded around 1550, is the oldest peat channel village in Holland. It is located in the water-rich province of Friesland and a wonderful destination, particularly in summer. Not only …

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Friesland : Eleven cities tour : Don’t miss it

As soon as temperatures drop below zero the Dutch are brimming with excitement about the legendary Elfstedentocht, the world’s most prestigious speed and leisure skating events. When the temperature drops below zero for a couple of days, the eleven cities fever starts to spread in Holland. A minimum ice thickness …

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Museum Dokkum (Dokkum)

The glorious former Admirality building of Friesland and Groningen has been home to this regional museum since 1963. Built in 1618 this building was also formally known as the ‘sea office’ and was responsible for the protection of ocean going trade by means of escort or even naval war fare. …

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Must visit : Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

Located in Leeuwarden, capital of the Dutch province of Friesland (Fryslân), the Fries Museum has a rich history spanning almost 190 years. In 2013, it moved into the first newly constructed Dutch museum building of the 21st century. As the main repository of Friesland’s material heritage, it is recognised internationally for …

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Potatoes go wild : Friesland and potatoes…

Throughout 2018, both Friesland in the northern Netherlands and Valletta in Malta are European Capital of Culture. The Potatoes Go Wild project illustrates the connection between these two cities, using potatoes. Perhaps this tuber is the most multicultural product of Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018! Much of the world’s potato production starts in …

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Rembrandt & Saskia in Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

The Frisian Saskia Uylenburgh was the first great love of Rembrandt van Rijn. The couple married in 1634. Saske, her Frisian baptismal name, was born and raised in Leeuwarden. The most famous Frisian newlyweds ever are the theme of the exhibition ‘Rembrandt & Saskia: Love in the Golden Age’. On …

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Discover Bolsward

Bolsward is a cosy city where history and architecture play a key role. The centre hosts many monumental buildings. One of these is the town hall from 1615, which is richly decorated. In the town hall, the Antiquities’ room can also be found; this room holds beautiful silver objects created …

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Discover the city of Sneek

Sneek ranks third in terms of size in the province and is located in the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân. The city has about 33,000 inhabitants. With its central location in the lake area of the Waterland it is evident that this is a real water city. It performs a central role in …

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