Harlingen: jewel at the Waddensea
Excellent Harbor Facilities
Harlingen seaport steeped in history
There's a place where heaven and earth share the same stage
LONELY PLANET: FRIESLAND THIRD BEST EURO- PEAN VACATION DESTINATION
An unforgettable discovery – isn’t that what we all looking for in a cruise holiday? A location of which you were not aware, but can’t stop talking about afterwards because your visit was so special, and different from anything seen before?
Harlingen offers that experience. Discover one of the oldest seaports in the Netherlands, a city of canals, warehouses and old inner harbours. A city that is friendly and welcoming. A city with a wide range of culinary and cultural delights on offer, but also a perfect starting point to discover the Netherlands.
See you in Harlingen!
A view of Harlingen from the sky
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THE LONELY PLANET ANNOUNCED THE FRIESLAND REGION TO BE ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PLACES TO VISIT IN EUROPE!:
Most people visiting the Netherlands make a beeline for Amsterdam, but this year the pro- vince of Friesland is stepping into the limelight. It joins its capital Leeuwarden, a small city with a thriving cafe culture, eclectic shopping and canals lined with historic houses, as European Capital of Culture in 2018. The city is going all out with a program of installations, festivals and events, including a major exhibition in the Fries Museum inspired by one of Leeuwarden’s best- known former residents: artist M.C. Escher.
Beyond the city, fertile fields criss-crossed by dykes frame a new art route – Sense of Place – that will celebrate the region’s beguiling lands- cape, a highlight of which is the peaceful quartet of islands in the Unesco World Heritage-listed Wadden Sea, the perfect spot to escape amid sand dunes, long beaches and tidal flats.