Are you coming to Joure?

The one and only place for the Frisian Balloon Festival!

Are you coming to Joure?


Joure is centrally placed in Friesland and every year the Frisian Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place here. Joure is also famous because of the Douwe Egberts company which put Joure on the map of course. The coffee company started in Joure and is still here today.

The place

Joure is officially not a city, but is actually too big to be called a village. Meanwhile, the city has over 13,000 inhabitants and the city is still growing! The inhabitants of Joure are called Jousters. Joure is also the capital of the municipality The Frisian Lakes.

Attractions in Joure

There are beautiful buildings in Joure, including windmills and churches. Visit for instance, the Hobbe of Baerdt Tsjerke, the St. Matthew Church, or the Baptist Church. The Church Tower of Westermeer and the Water Tower are very nice and interesting to visit one day too. Are you a fan of old mills? Come to Joure! In this place you will find Penninga’s Mill and the Green Mill. The Museum Joure is housed in several buildings, most of which are national monuments. You will find the birthplace of Egbert Douwes f.i. which is built in the garden of the museum. There is a craft building here as well with Frisian bells and a Frisian silversmith. Come along to see these wonderful attractions.

Activities in Joure

Joure offers many activities. You can enjoy Frisian activities such as Fierljeppen. In the beautiful surroundings of Joure you can enjoy cycling and hiking too, as nature is incredibly beautiful. Besides that Joure is located quite centrally in Friesland. From there it’s easy to get to Heerenveen which is also a great place for shopping. There is plenty to do for everyone in Joure!

Accommodations in Joure

Do you want to spend the night in Joure? There are many opportunities in and around the place! When you stay in Joure for one or several days, to see the balloon festivals, you can perfectly stay in a hotel or B&B in town. Do you want to spend your holidays around Joure? Nearby town you can find lots of campsites and holiday parks, even at the waterfront! It is possible to spend the night on one of the beautiful campsites of the famous Tjeukemeer too.

Events in Joure

The most important event in Joure is the Frisian Balloon Festival. Several hot air balloons rise during the summer from many locations in Friesland. During these days you will see various balloons, but they all have the most beautiful colors and shapes. Sometimes there’s even a hot air balloon in the shape of a bee. This event is great fun to be at, as almost nowhere else you can see so many balloons all at once! A great opportunity to stay over in Joure and experience the Frisian Balloon Festival.

Culinary Joure

In the culinary field Joure is well developed. Through a collaboration between the better restaurants in Friesland, including some in Joure, Fryslân Culinair arose. Since 2000, this initiative arose and from that moment guests are served the most delicious and special snacks and drinks, all in a special atmosphere! Will you come and enjoy all the delicacies that Joure has to offer?

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