Village and City
Southwest Friesland has no fewer than 140 villages and seven of the famous eleven cities. The cities in Waterland all possess their own charm. You can see traces of the rich trade past and the former maritime trade. In 2018, a new eleven-city route was created. Not connected by ice, but by the sparkling water of fountains. Where can you find 7 fountains created by 7 international top artists? In the Frisian cities of Waterland of Friesland! Contemporary art and ancient cultural treasures. Water, nature, and culture. Packed with stories. Discover the secrets of Waterland of Friesland!
Terraces, beautiful facades, and striking buildings provide each village with its own character and charm. What could be more fun than strolling along the shops, markets, and fairs? If you want to know more about the culture and/or history, take a guided walk in Sneek, Lemmer, Joure, Langweer, Balk, IJlst, Woudsend, or make a boat trip combined with a walking tour led by the town-crier in Sloten. Surprising!