Citytrip in Waterland

1/ Sloten

Welcome to the smallest of the eleven famous Frisian cities, a real jewel. Formerly of serious strategic importance, because of its location on the waterway towards the former Zuiderzee and the Hanseatic cities on the IJssel river. 

2/ Stavoren

Take a look at this cosy harbour city on the IJsselmeer lake where historic sailing ships have found a home port. 

3/ Hindeloopen

 Walking through Hindeloopen now,you will feel like you’re in an open-air museum. The wealth of trading history is very muchapparent in the façades of the houses. There are so many treasures on display that LonelyPlanet calls Hindeloopen a ‘top experience’. What do you think?

4/ Workum

According to master painter Jopie Huisman, Workum was paradise on earth. In his words: 'For me heaven could never be more beautiful than this.’

5/ Bolsward

Not the biggest of the eleven famous Frisian cities, but a gem all the same, for the former Hanseatic city of Bolsward has preserved its historical riches and treasures well. 

6/ IJlst

The city is home to many treasures, and is famous for its shipbuilding and trading position. IJlst has dozens of national monuments and the most colourful fountain of the 11Fountains route.

7/ Sneek

The largest of the eleven famous Frisian cities and the capital of Waterland van Friesland. Sneek, also known as the ‘water city’, is best known for its Sneekweek sailing regatta and the Water Gate. But Sneek has many more treasures to discover.