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Waterland van Friesland

In Waterland van Friesland, the area between the Wouda pumping station and the Afsluitdijk, you can enjoy the unique dynamics between water and land. Sail down our waterways and canals, discover our wide open panoramas or hop around our famous 11 Frisian cities. Cycle past waving reeds or take to the Frisian lakes. Welcome to Waterland van Friesland.

Cities and villages

Southwest Friesland is home to no less than 140 villages and 7 of the famous eleven Frisian cities. Each of the Waterland cities has its own charm. Here, you'll find tell-tale signs of the rich trading past and maritime history. In 2018, we even created a new Elfstedentocht. Not connected by ice like the original skating event, but by the sparkling water of fountains. Where can you find 7 fountains made by 7 top international artists? In the Frisian cities of Waterland van Friesland! Modern art and historic cultural treasures. Bursting at the seams with stories.

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