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  • 1 Afsluitdijk (North dyke) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 8754 Makkum

    The statue of the engineer Lely, designer from 1891 of the project to close off the Zuiderzee, crowns the side of Den Oever (entrance to the dyke). On the sea side, a breakwater protects a cycle track and a road. Below the dyke, on the IJsselmeer sid..

  • 2 Jopie Huisman Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 3 Stadhuis Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 4 Museum Hidde Nijland Stichting Interesting

    Museums and art

    Dijkweg 1 NL - 8713 KD Hindeloopen

    This museum will delight you with its many reconstructions of local interiors featuring painted furniture and everyday objects typical of the town, its rich collection of traditional costumes, its series of tiles and ceramic pictures and its pictures..

  • 5 Waterpoort (Water gate) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 6 Fries Landbouwmuseum

    Museums and art

    NL - 8759 LE Exmorra

    This small museum is home to a restored country grocery store, a rural abode and an 1885 schoolhouse. Further on, the charming 13 C church on a knoll, surrounded by a graveyard, has been restored.

  • 7 Old farm

    Museums and art

    Kanaalweg 4 NL - 8758 LD Allingawier

    This old farm is typically Friesian and is open to the general public. It is a large building, home to an enormous grange and cowshed. The outbuilding is raised to make space for the dairy.

  • 8 Waag (Town Hall)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 8754 Makkum

    The public weigh house is a pretty construction from 1698.

  • 9 Tichelaars Aardewerk-en Tegelfabriek

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Kalkovens 1 NL - 8754 CG Makkum

    In this pottery centre founded in 1594, you can see an exhibition and visit the studios.

  • 10 A farm

    Museums and art

    Kanaalweg 4 NL - 8761 PF Ferwoude

    This former farm and its carpentry workshop (1845) are open to the public. Across the street, the village church, topped with a pointed belltower, has been attractively repainted.

  • 11 Merk

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Merk NL - 8711 CL Workum

    The main square, flanked by the town hall, the church of St Gertrude and the public weigh house, is a picturesque collection of buildings.

  • 12 Workum Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Merk NL - 8711 CL Workum

    The town hall's high façade dates from the 18C. The old town hall is a small Renaissance building and is decorated with sculpted stone.

  • 13 St-Gertrudiskerk (church of St Gertrude)

    Religious buildings

    NL - 8711 CL Workum

    This vast Gothic building built in the 16 and 17C has an impressive isolated belfry crowned by a tiny onion dome. The interior has an attractive 18C pulpit and nine stretchers (gildebaren) whose paintings illustrate the activities of the Guilds. Thes..

  • 14 Waag (Public weigh house)

    Museums and art

    Merk 4 NL - 8711 CL Workum

    This pretty 17C building is topped by stepped dormer windows. It contains the Warkums Erfskip, a museum which traces the history of the town and predominantly that of navigation and the pottery industry (everyday ceramics, typical of Workum).

  • 15 Het Eerste Friese Schaatsmuseum

    Museums and art

    Kleine Weide 1-3 NL - 8713 KZ Hindeloopen

    In this museum, lovers of ice-skating will find skates, toboggans, medals, photos, trophies and of course everything they need to know about the famous tour of 11 towns.

  • 16 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 8600 HA Sneek

    Built in the 16C and converted in the 18C, the town hall has an attractive rococo façade with high green shuttered windows and a flight of steps richly sculpted with heraldic lions.

  • 17 Fries Scheepvaartmuseum

    Museums and art

    Kleinzand 14 NL - 8600 Sneek

    Dedicated to Friesian navigation, this museum has an attractive collection of model boats used in the 18 and 19C; reconstructed interiors of pleasure boats; paintings from the 17, 18 and 19C; workshops for making masts and sails and navigation instru..

  • 18 Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

    Museums and art

    Afsluitdijk 5 NL - Kornwerderzand

    Seven (six of them large) of 17 former bunkers from World War II are open to the public and look as they did in May 1940: beds covered with jute sacks filled with straw, cooking utensils, a telephone exchange, cannons and machine-guns in firing posit..

  • 19 Martinikerk (St. Martin's Church)

    Religious buildings

    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 tru..

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