Are you coming to Sloten?

Explore this beautiful ancient city amidst the Frisian Lakes!

Are you coming to Sloten?


Sloten is one of the Eleven Frisian Cities located in the municipality the Frisian Lakes (De Friese Meren). It is situated between Lemmer and Balk. Learn about beautiful Sloten!

The city

Sloten is a town in the Frisian Lakes and is closely situated to the Slotermeer. In addition, Sloten is a very small town with only 760 inhabitants. Formerly it was a town of immense strategic importance, because it was an important waterway from Sneek to the Zuiderzee. Nowadays this is no longer the case, but Sloten is always very popular with boaters, day trippers and people who want to live in a quiet residential area. The south of the city has a marina. Sloten has two water gates and the city is very cozy. There are many old and nice homes to be found in Sloten.

Attractions in Sloten

In the town are several national monuments such as the beautiful antique houses that were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The two water gates in the city are really fun to visit one day. In Sloten you can find a flour mill called De Kaai. There is an old cannon at this mill which is fired by the city militia of Sloten every Friday night in July and August. Very special to witness!

Activities in Sloten

Thanks to its location at the Slotermeer the surroundings of Sloten are very beautiful. Venture out by bike or take a walk along the Slotermeer. The old town of Sloten is very nice to walk through too. Do you like water sports? Sloten is known for this. Sloten can be reached easily by water via Woudsend and the Slotermeer offers excellent water sports facilities. Bring your own boat and enjoy the beautiful waters. If you don’t own one, it is also possible to rent a boat in many places.

Accommodations in Sloten

Many beautiful holiday parks and campsites where you can enjoy various water sports are to be found in Sloten. The Slotermeer water is suitable for swimming. Your children will enjoy themselves immensely. Do you want to stay in the city for a few days? Book one of the outstanding rated hotels or B & B’s in the city. Are you planning to come to Sloten? Discover the offers!

Culinary Sloten

Enjoy typically Frisian delicacies? Check out one of the restaurants in Sloten. A wide selection is offered to you by the many nice and cozy restaurants. Go to the beautiful property of the Zeven Wouden where you can have lunch and dinner. The fish dishes are delicious here!

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