They do things their own way in Friesland. This is the only one of the Netherlands’ twelve provinces to have its own language, with West Frisian the native language for over half of its population. But don’t worry, fun, sun and fantastic attractions work in any language.
There’s much to enjoy in the north of the Netherlands, and Friesland’s unique charms have not gone unnoticed. Lonely Planet put the province in third place on its prestigious ten ‘Best in Europe’ list in 2018 – the first Dutch destination to ever place so high!
A fantastic mixture of nature and culture makes a holiday in the region a brilliant break for everyone, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than a stay at Landal Friesland.
To get you started, here are three fantastic activities to enjoy in Friesland.
It may be famed for its natural landscapes, but we’re going to start in the city – after all, Friesland is a place of surprises!
Leeuwarden is wonderful for fans of culture and heritage. There are all kinds of art and history museums and over 800 national heritage sites to explore as you work your way through its ornate streets and shops.
Recipient of the European Capital of Culture in 2018, Leeuwarden opened its doors and hosted an amazing array of events and installations. You can still see many of them, and there are festivals running throughout the year.
The Wadden islands
This is what it’s all about. It’s safe to say that the great outdoors is even greater in the Wadden Islands. There’s wonderful sun and stunning scenery, glorious views galore and plenty of amazing activities to enjoy.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and voted the Netherlands’ ‘Most Beautiful Nature Area in 2016’, it boasts a unique, diverse landscape filled with fun things to do.
Enjoy the huge open expanses, wonderful scenery and spotting the natural inhabitants lucky enough to call this corner of the Netherlands home. What’s more, the islands are in constant movement, so each visit can literally mean that there’s something different to see!
History comes to life at this traditional Frisian town. Hindeloopen’s maritime setting and history, dating back hundreds of years, is still perfectly preserved, so you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds.
Must-see sights include the historic captains’ residences, loch keeper’s house and the famed ‘Liars’ bench’ where sailors would tell tall tales to each other.
Needless to say, its scenic seaside setting means some seriously fine dining. Visit the museum, take a tranquil tour and soak up your stunning surrounds after you’ve enjoyed the catch of the day.