We're proud that Waterland van Friesland is part of a 'national landscape', a landscape of national importance, of which there are twenty in the Netherlands. In 2006, this area was designated the National Landscape of Southwest Friesland (Nationaal Landschap Zuidwest Fryslân) by the Dutch government. Why? Here, you'll find a unique cultural-historic combination of natural elements and landscape characteristics. Walk along an old sea dike, cycle through rolling countryside, sail (or paddle a canoe) through the woodlands, enjoying panoramic views, Frisian lakes and the vast IJsselmeer lake shores. All of them are options here.