The Fountain Church is a Dutch Reformed church in the charming little village of Oudemirdum. It was built in 1790 on the foundations of a 13th-century tuff stone church. The second nave on the north side of the church was added in 1926.
St. Nicholas Church in Stavoren is a protected monument. One of the reasons is that it contains an 18th-century organ. It is a single-nave church with arched windows, a neoclassical entrance and a small but elegant gable tower.
The Dijken bell tower stands in a small graveyard that is surrounded by a canal. The wooden bell tower with its four-sided dome roof is reached by walking along a dam with an ornately embellished wooden fence.
You'll find this church in the heart of the early medieval water village, on a small mound. It is beautifully surrounded by a cemetery and a picturesque church neighborhood – "tsjerkebuorren" in Frisian.
Sloten really is a fortified city and still has an active town crier, named Pieter Haringsma. During the peak season, Pieter calls the city together each Friday evening for the traditional firing of the cannons on the grounds of the Kaai corn mill.
Hindeloopen is full of national monuments, such as the locks and the adjoining Sylhús. The locks were built back in the 17th century, and are the connection for recreational boats between the city centre and the harbour and the IJsselmeer lake.
This church is named after Hobbe van Baerdt, who, as ‘grietman’ (a kind of mayor), presided over the former municipality of Haskerland from 1615 to 1650. The lettering on the decorative pediment over the door says ‘Mr Gritman Hobbe van Baerdt 1644'.
Alongside the sea lock in Workum, is on the one side the De Hoop shipyard and on the other, the Blazerhaven. The latter was dug in 2008, and forms a historic maritime complex together with De Hoop, around the old Zuiderzee locks in Workum.