7 of the 11 fountains

Eleven Frisian cities, connected by water. Preferably frozen water, in order to organise the legendary Elfstedentocht skating event. Now that Jack Frost often lets the side down, a number of alternatives have been devised for the 'Mother of all Routes': cycling, kick scootering, walking, sailing, supping and there's even a culinary route. However, 2018 also saw the introduction of a totally new style of Elfstedentocht. 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.

Discover all 7 fountains in Waterland van Friesland

Sneek

Fortuna's Fountain

IJlst

Immortal Flowers – Rikka

Sloten

Peewit

De grote vis fontein in Stavoren. Je ziet recht in de mond van de vis.

De grote vis fontein in Stavoren. Je ziet recht in de mond van de vis.

Stavoren

The Fish Fountain for Stavoren

Hindeloopen

Flora & Fauna

De fontein 'De woeste leeuwen' in Workum is te zien.

De fontein 'De woeste leeuwen' in Workum is te zien.

Workum

The Rampant Lions of Workum

De fontein van Bolsward, bestaande uit een zwarte vleermuis.

De fontein van Bolsward, bestaande uit een zwarte vleermuis.

Bolsward

The Bat