Are you looking for peace and quiet? On the water or on dry land? Then Waterland van Friesland is your destination. In this area between the Afsluitdijk and the Wouda pumping station, the dynamics between water and land can be experienced everywhere. Enjoy the Frisian lakes, chugging along our impressive waterways. Blow away the cobwebs on the vast IJsselmeer shores, with panoramic views. Experience seven of the famous eleven cities. Escape from the hustle and bustle, by visiting Waterland van Friesland!
Within the scope of 'Leeuwarden – Friesland 2018 Cultural Capital of Europe', 11 leading international artists designed fountains for the 11 cities, each one reflecting the history and the character of that particular city. No less than 7 of these 'bubbly' fountains can be found in Waterland van Friesland.
During the 2020 sailing season, waiting for a bridge in Waterland van Friesland will no longer be boring. You can enjoy photos from our area under 20 bridges in the municipalities of De Fryske Marren and Súdwest Fryslân. The photos were taken by people from the community of Southwest Friesland and show how beautiful Waterland of Friesland is and that we can be proud of it.Find all bridges
Waterland van Friesland is the name fort he region of Southwest Friesland. Here water and land merge to offer unique opportunities for biking, sailing or hiking. Experience the region with seven of the eleven famous Frisian cities, the Frisian lakes, the IJsselmeer shores, the Gaasterland woods, a landscape of national importance and so much more.