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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

  • 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 ..

  • 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 Centraal

    Brouwersstraat 12 NL - 8861 CX Harlingen

    In the monumental city of Harlingen you'll find Hotel Centraal, a luxury three-star hotel with comfortable rooms and a cosy lounge with an open fireplace and bar. Hotel Centraal is a beautiful hotel with the old ambiance of ancient (sailing)ships as..

  • Boutique Hotel De Eilanden

    Noorderhaven 24 NL - 8861 AN Harlingen

    Prix Prices from : 75 €

    Boutique Hotel De Eilanden is located in Harlingen. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Extras include a desk and a s..

  • 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..

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Restaurants Harlingen

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

    Zuiderhaven 1 NL - 8861 CJ Harlingen

  • 't Havenmantsje Comfortable restaurant 

    Havenplein 1 NL - 8861 XA Harlingen

    Start with an aperitif in the registry room before moving to the elegant first-floor courtroom with a view over the Wadden sea. This former court building is an enjoyable location where inventive and traditional dishes are served in turn, all elabora..

  • De Jasmijn Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Grote Bredeplaats 15 NL - 8861 BA Harlingen

    The summer terrace of this modern brasserie is highly popular, but it is the contemporary cuisine that diners return for time and again. Great store is set by the quality of the produce, both for the shorter lunch menu and the choices available in th..

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