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Harlingen : Michelin's recommendations


Once a great whaling port, Harlingen is located at the end of the Harinxma canal. Today it is a port sending dairy products to England, the departure point for the islands of Terschelling and Vlieland and a large shrimp fishing centre. The town has two marinas. Industries have been set up to the north and the east of Harlingen. It also has a river navigation school and an institute for teaching ship building.

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Tourist attractions Harlingen : Things to see and do

  • Noordhaven Interesting

    N380 NL - 8861 Harlingen

    This dock, now a marina, is lined with picturesque houses and warehouses. On the north quay, note several fine stones on the façades. The town hall (stadthuis) stands on the south side. This building, dating from the 18C, is topped with a bas-relief ..

  • Gemeentemuseum Het Hannemahuis

    Voorstraat 56 NL - 8861 Harlingen

    Housed in an 18C residence, the Hannemahuis, this museum is devoted to the history of Harlingen and its maritime past, evoked by regional furniture, the seascapes of N. Baur (born in Haarlem in 1767), engravings and collections of Chinese porcelain, ..

  • This two-headed cast iron monument was created in 1774 in memory of Governor Caspar de Robles who, in 1573, had the previously submerged dyke strengthened. Harlingen beach is located behind the dyke. A beautiful view of the harbour.

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Hotels Harlingen

  • Hotel Harlingen

    Voorstraat 18 NL - 8861 BK Harlingen

  • Hotel Almenum - het sfeervolle stadslogement -

    Kruisstraat 8 - 14 NL - 8861 EB Harlingen

    Hotel Almenum - het sfeervolle stadslogement is situated in a renovated, 17th century storehouse and 4 labour houses. There is a romantic courtyard where you can recover from a busy day. Almenum offers spacious apartments with a private entrance. Ea..

  • 't Heerenlogement

    Franekereind 23 NL - 8861 AA Harlingen

    Set in a 18th century building in the historic centre of Harlingen, Heerenlogement features an on-site restaurant. It offers nostalgic accommodation with free Wi-Fi and views of the typical canals. Harlingen is a dynamic port town and has a lot of c..

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Restaurants Harlingen

  • Frish 'n Dish Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Grote Bredeplaats 15 NL - 8861 BA Harlingen

    Frish 'n Dish is a paradise for foodies. The restaurant has a young feel about it and the food - from the finger food on the charcuterie menu to the main courses - radiates a cosmopolitan joie de vivre. Wine and olive oil are also available for purch..

  • Zeezicht Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Zuiderhaven 1 NL - 8861 CJ Harlingen

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