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Pays-Bas, Friesland, Sneek, Benelux - Watergate in the harbour
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Sneek is a small, active, very touristy town located at the centre of a region popular for its lakes, especially the Sneekermeer, where various watersports are practised. The town itself has a marina and several sailing schools. In medieval times it was a port on the Middelzee. This was an inland sea which has since disappeared.

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  • Waterpoort (Water gate) Interesting

    NL - 8606 NJ Sneek

    This elegant construction dates from 1613. Made from brick decorated with sandstone, it protected the port entrance. Its central part forms a bridge over the Geeuw and is flanked by two turrets which overlook the thin roofs. It is inset with arches.

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  • Stadhuis Interesting

    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 the w..

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  • Jopie Huisman Museum Interesting

    Noard 6 NL - 8711 AH Workum

    This stunning small museum has paintings (oils, watercolours) and drawings by the self-taught artist Jopie Huisman. This Friesian rag and bone man and scrap metal merchant was born at Workum in 1922. His paintings are often moving and show a great in..

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