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Water sports village of Heeg

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?

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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
de poelen in Heeg met een zonsondergang een zeilboot en een kano in het water bij Heeg.

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