Heeg (or Heech as we say here in Friesland) is the Eldorado for water sports fans. This bustling village is regularly the backcloth for large and small events alike. Heechspanning interactive street theatre on Ascension Day is famous locally, but you certainly also won't want to miss the Heechersimmerfestival (summer festival). For a bite to eat or drink, head for one of the many waterside cafés in the friendly and cosy centre. Or take a walk and discover the age-old history of eel fishing, represented in the beautiful façades, shops and monumental buildings all around. Will you join us in this bustling city?
“ ENJOYING THE SUN AND WINDBLOWN HAIR, WE SAILED ON OVER HEEGERMEER LAKE, WHERE WE IMMEDIATELY FOUND THE VILLAGE OF HEEG WITH ITS LOVELY WATERSIDE CAFES ”Charlene, Charleneblogt.nl
Veenstra SchildersVeenstra Schilders
Stichting De PalingaakStichting De Palingaak
Restaurant d'Ald WalRestaurant d'Ald Wal
Vakantievilla FrieslandVakantievilla Friesland
Dorpshuis It HeechhûsDorpshuis It Heechhûs
Recreatiebedrijf Aan het WaterRecreatiebedrijf Aan het Water
Stacaravan Oan 'e PoelStacaravan Oan 'e Poel
Van Roeden WatersportVan Roeden Watersport
"Siet u Selfs""Siet u Selfs"
Terras ChaletTerras Chalet
Natural YachtsNatural Yachts
Weduwe HarinxmaWeduwe Harinxma
Strandje Pharshoeke (Heeg)Strandje Pharshoeke (Heeg)
Zeilschool Op de HellingZeilschool Op de Helling
Zeilinstituut De BirdZeilinstituut De Bird
Coop Supermarkt GerritsmaCoop Supermarkt Gerritsma
Bushalte Rondweg HeegBushalte Rondweg Heeg
Restaurant Jonas in den WalvisRestaurant Jonas in den Walvis
Vakantievilla WaterworldVakantievilla Waterworld
Fa. Kooistra & KuiperFa. Kooistra & Kuiper
Prins van Oranje JachtbemiddelingPrins van Oranje Jachtbemiddeling
Eterij de NotarisEterij de Notaris
Bûterhoek 16,18Bûterhoek 16,18
Skûtsje rental HagheSkûtsje rental Haghe
Eetcafé De BoeierEetcafé De Boeier
A warm welcome by HooraA warm welcome by Hoora
THE POOLS ROUTE
As a sailing guest, simply enjoy a unique stretch of unspoiled countryside. The Poelen area between the water sports villages of Heeg, Gastmeer and Oudega (SFW) is a series of fens, narrow ditches and babbling streams amidst dense reed lands. The most important attractions of this area are nature, tranquillity and silence. The sailing route with small tunnels and passageways takes you past smallholdings, a belfry and a birdwatching hut, from which the rich local bird life can be observed.Book at the Heeg tourist information centre
Heeg tourist information centreHeeg tourist information centre
At the tourist information centre in Heeg, you'll always get personal advice from a local. So ask them anything you want to know about all the experiences of Southwest Friesland. At the same time, pick up your free inspirational magazine and the newspaper full of events and stories.
Eel fishing bargeEel fishing barge
Korneliske Ykes II is a reconstruction of an old eel fishing barge, built using traditional construction methods and materials. KYII tells the story of the former eel trade and transport of live eels by sea from Heeg and the surrounding area, mainly to London.
Famous in Heeg on Ascension Day: the Heechspanning street festival. Heechspanning is free for all and the village centre is the party location with various stages. Once again this year, the village will be turned upside down with street music, dance and theatre performances.