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Located in the north of Friesland, Dokkum hides behind the remains of its ramparts, above which rise towers and tall windmills. This small town is built on a mound and was once a flourishing port. It was here that St Boniface was executed (754) along with his 52 companions. He came to convert Friesland in 716 then left to rejoin St Willibrord at Utrecht. He met his death on his second mission to Friesland and was buried in Germany, at Fulda, where he had founded a monastery.

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Tourist attractions Dokkum : Things to see and do

  • This 17C building is surmounted by a white pinnacle. In the 19C the façade was the subject of a Neoclassical reconstruction. Opposite are three attractive restored houses with stepped gables dating from early 17C.

  • This regional museum occupies the former Admiralty (1618) as well as the large building next door ( 18C). Note the small Renaissance gate of the Admiralty behind the garden wall. The museum presents a highly varied collection: Dokkum silverware, a ca..

  • A burial-ground and church were established here in memory of St. Boniface. The present Protestant building is Gothic in style; the chancel dates back to C15. Inside you will notice the very high gallery inserted above the side aisle, the large numbe..

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Hotels Dokkum

  • Hotel Café Restaurant 't Raedhûs

    Koningstraat 1 NL - 9101 LP Dokkum

    Hotel Café Restaurant 't Raedhûs is situated in the city centre of Dokkum. A complimentary breakfast is served in the morning and there is a charming terrace. The hotel rooms are basic but cosy with a TV. Some rooms have private facilities while oth..

  • De Gouden Klok Two stars Two stars

    Foarstrjitte 6 NL - 9151 HE Holwerd

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    The intimate Hotel De Gouden Klok is situated in Holwerd and is surrounded by nature, with plenty of hiking and cycling routes around. Bicycles can be rented at the hotel. The hotel is located just 3 km from the ferry to the island of Ameland, and a..

  • Logement de Stelpshoeve

    Stelpspad 10 NL - 9151 JB Holwerd

    Prix Prices from : 70 €

    De Stelpshoeve is situated in a renovated farm on the edge of the village of Holwerd. The Wadden Sea is located a 3-minute drive away. The Stelpshoeve Hotel offers basic rooms with Free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom and TV. Dokkum is just a 10-minute d..

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