Discover this beautiful city at the waterfront where you can find something to do all year round! More than 600 monuments draw attention to this port city and make the city very attractive to visit. Come by during one of the events!
Harlingen is one of the eleven Frisian cities and has nearly 15,000 inhabitants. It is the fifth largest town in Friesland and is very important for the province because of its harbor. It´s also an important link to the Wadden Islands. From Harlingen, you can travel to Vlieland and Terschelling by boat.
You can still see part of the fortifications in the city just like the original canals and old warehouses. There are many alleys that form the connection between the canals. The bridges in Harlingen are very nice and interesting to visit! In Harlingen you can visit many monuments and statues.Best known is probably Stone Man. You can find this statue on the embankment of Harlingen. In the city you can also find a lighthouse that is absolutely worth seeing. You can also visit the lifeboat of Harlingen then.
There is a lot to do in and around Harlingen. The port town attracts many tourists from The Netherlands, but also from Germany and England. At the Harlingen Beach you can swim,(kite)surf and paddle around with your canoe. The beach is open to everyone who wants to enjoy the Wadden Sea. In the area of Harlingen is also a beautiful nature reserve, the Hoogewiersterveld. Here you will find various special meadow birds and exceptional fish. The town is a place where you will not get bored easily. You can go shopping and visit the museums for instance. The Hannema house and the Harlingen Pottery Museum are interesting museums to visit.
Harlingen is incredibly hospitable and staying over for the night is no problem! You can find several hotels and B&B’s in town, all of which are well rated. Several hotels even have sea view. In the area of Harlingen you will find beautiful campsites and holiday parks. You can camp at the water side here or rent one of the accommodations.
Every year the sailing season is opened in Harlingen with the Fleet day . During this family day there is plenty to enjoy for the whole family.View the accommodation offers