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Rent a holiday home in Friesland and explore its cultural riches

Situated in the Netherlands, the region of Friesland distinguishes itself with its unique language and ancient traditions. This sparsely populated region includes the West Frisian islands of Ameland, Vlieland, Terschelling and Schiermonnikoog. An abundance of hiking trails, forests, beaches and pasture land ensure that families with kids have plenty to do. Cosy holiday rentals, homes, holiday apartments and holiday houses are to be found throughout the region.

Blessed by nature

Friesland is best explored by boat as each town is connected to the other by water. The region has the largest chain of connected inland lakes and canals in Europe, making it a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. Many visitors rent a canoe or a silent electric boat to explore the canals without disturbing the peace. The four main national parks, Lauwersmeer, Schiermonnikoog, Drents-Friese Wold and Alde Faenen are home to a variety of wildlife and plant species. Rent a bike at the train station in Leeuwarden to explore the town or relax at the local parks, Prinsentuin, Westerpark, Froskepolle and Potmarge. The tranquil villages of Hindeloopen, IJlst, Lemmer, Sloten, Stavoren and Workum have many holiday rental and holiday house options suited to all budgets.

Cultural Friesland

The Frisian locals are proud of their distinct ancestry and traditions and a visit here is quite unlike any other destination in the Netherlands. Points of interest include the town of Wieuwerd with its natural mummies, the local Fries Museum in Leeuwarden and The Jopie Huismanart Museum in Workum. The town of Franeker is home to the world's oldest working planetarium and, along with the small fortress town of Sloten, is one of the region's most popular attractions. Experience the annual water sports events such as the ‘skûtsjesilen’ championships, Sneekweek, and the Frisian tradition of ‘fierljeppen’ (pole vaulting across a body of water). Friesland also hosts the largest ice skating event in the world (the 11-cities-tour) at which Beerenburg, the local herbal liqueur, is savored with gusto. Book a holiday house in Friesland today.