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Visit Sloten: the smallest Eleven Cities town

Discover Sloten, its surroundings and the Slotermeer

Sloten (or Sleat as we say in Friesland) is the smallest Elfsteden town in Friesland. This walled mini-city is also called sipelstêd (Frisian for onion city) thanks to the unique shape of an onion. A recurring event is the pleasant annual market on Sipelsneon, or onion Saturday. Discover all the treasures of Sloten by taking a city walk. Discover the Flour Mill, bastions, gates and the monumental merchant houses. Below you will find all information about your visit to Sloten and what you should not miss. Don't forget to discover the surrounding villages and the Slotermeer. Plan your visit to Sloten today!

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What you really shouldn’t miss in Sloten

Onioncity and Sipelsneon

When you walk into Sloten, you won't notice it right away... Actually, you have to take a sightseeing flight above the smallest Eleven Cities city to see that Sloten is a real onion city ('sipelstêd'). Sloten is built in the shape of an onion. The traditional Sipelsneon is held annually in Sloten on the last Saturday in June. This market is situated in the centre and around the city canal of Sloten. The city residents will be selling all kinds of fun articles from the pavements in front of their houses. All monuments are open for the day.

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Be enchanted by Museum Sloten

Museum Sloten is located in the former town hall, which was built in 1759-1761. That beautiful historic location alone is worth a visit. The museum offers a surprising look at the city's history. You can view the council chamber and you will learn, among other things, why Sloten is also called the onion city. There is also a real 'magic attic' in the museum. You simply must have been there once. Experience the magic of magic lanterns and dioramas.

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Corn mill de Kaai

One of the places of interest in Sloten is the De Kaai corn mill. This mill has been grinding the corn into flour since 1775 and still – with sufficient wind – corn is milled. The flour is also for sale. This way you can enjoy the afterglow of your visit to beautiful Sloten at home or at your holiday address.

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Slotermeer

To the north of Sloten is the Slotermeer. You reach the Slotermeer from the center of the city via the Slotergat. The villages of Woudsend and Balk are also located on the Slotermeer. Woudsend can be reached from the Slotermeer via the Ee and Balk can be reached via the Luts. The Elfstedentocht crosses the Slotermeer twice.

Slotermeer bij zonsondergang

SLOTEN IS LOCATED IN THE ROLLING GAASTERLAND COUNTRYSIDE AND IS THE SMALLEST OF THE 11 FRISIAN CITIES. IT MAY BE A SMALL CITY BUT THERE'S CERTAINLY PLENTY TO DO!

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Tourist Information Sloten

At the Tourist Information in Sloten you will always be personally attended by a 'local'. So ask them about everything you want to know about experiences in Southwest Friesland. Also pick up the free inspiration magazine and the inspiration newspaper full of events and stories.

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