Bolsward Travel guide
Bolsward : Michelin's recommendations
The Frisian town of Bolsward was founded in 713, as stated on the stone façade of its town hall. Once linked to the Zuiderzee, it knew riches and power and had the privilege of minting money from the 11C onwards. It later became a Hanseatic League town. Today it is a peaceful town located at the centre of a rich rural area. It is enlivened every three years by the award of the Frisian Literature prize named after the writer Gysbert Japicx .
Tourist attractions Bolsward : Things to see and do
NL - 8701 JD Bolsward
This renaissance palace (1614-1717) has a graceful facade with a steepled fore-building fronted by an 18C gable. The small octagonal belfry contains a carillon . In the Marriage Hall ( Raadzaal ), admire the door by J Gysberts, who also decorated t..
NL - 8701 AP Bolsward
This vast Gothic church, now protestant, dates from the 15C like most Friesian belfries. Its tower is topped with a pitched roof. Inside, located in the chancel, you will notice the 15C stalls , whose admirable sculptures encapsulate innocence and t..
Kerkstraat 51-53 NL - 8701 HR Bolsward
Het Weeshuis is located in the city centre of Bolsward and offers accommodation set in a monumental building and former orphanage. Free Wi-Fi and private parking are available. Each room at Het Weeshuis features a bathroom, kitchenette and seating a..