Southwest Friesland is home to no less than 140 villages. All of them smûk (Frisian for cosy and friendly), but with their own identity and often featuring a unique church tower. And they may even be larger than one of our 11 Frisian cities. Did you know, for example, that Joure was the birthplace of the famous Douwe Egberts coffee and Pickwick tea brands? Or why not visit Terherne to make you feel like you're on an island in Southwest Friesland? Read all about the most beautiful villages in Waterland van Friesland.