Noardwest Fryslân (Friesland)

Noardwest Fryslân. The land of beautiful views and ever-changing cloudscapes. Also an area with its own unique character and many leisure activities. Here you will find historic towns and vast meadows where cattle graze peacefully the Frisian Piebald. Noardwest Fryslân is also the country of canals, lakes and canals. A paradise for hikers, cyclists and boaters and culture lovers.

Many museums have a lot to offer young and old. Also the many (terp) villages with often beautiful restored gable roof churches are worth a visit. And the many dikes, of Slaughterhouse to the seawall, are the impressive monument of the centuries-long struggle against the water. Noardwest Fryslân a region to be discovered.

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Sights near Franeker are inextricably linked to the "elfstedentocht", the eleven cities tour. Not only the famous skating trip goes through the city, but thousands of participants in e.g. cycling, hiking, engines-, canoe-tours pass the stamping station in the city.

The city is also known worldwide from the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium. The model of our planetary system was created over two hundred years ago by Eise Eisinga. The town has many historic buildings, such as the Town Hall, the "Korendragershuisje" and the Martini Church (ca. 1421). Also the old Frisian stinzen of the nobility (Cammingahuis Martenahuis 1498, 14th century) and the stronghold with its guardhouses, the imposing professors homes and buildings, the Academy café de Bogt Fen Guné (oldest students café of the province of Friesland), the Museum Martena and many more are worth a visit.

Cycling, walking, the ferry and the wadden sea

Cycle routes: Our Bed and breakfast is located on the network of Fryslân “Noardwest”, node 05. This offers you a range of possibilities. A map is available.

Several hiking trails: the city walk of Franeker. The Jabikspaad, part of the route of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, runs for hikers through Franeker and for cyclists even through Lutje Lollum.

Visit Terschelling, Vlieland or Ameland. The ferry services in Harlingen and Holwerd to the Wadden Islands are quickly and easily accessible.

Other fun outings

  • Het Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. Queen Máxima opened the new Museum on the 13th of September 2013.
  • Woudagemaal in Lemmer
  • Museum Joure
  • Jopie Huisman Museum in Workum
  • Poptaslot te Marssum (a part of the  Frian Castle tour.)
  • Dekema State in Jelsum
  • Natuurmuseum Fryslân, a very nice museum for young and old
  • Aqua Zoo in Leeuwarden, a beautifull garden with all kinds of water animals
  • The Mummies from Wiuwert

This is but a small selection of what to do in our beautiful province of Friesland. In the living room you will find a lot of information material. 

Famous Frisian Ball Game

Rebound is a Frisian ball game and once in the year, the 5th Wednesday after 30 June, the famous k Championships. This is a public holiday in franeker. This Championship is the PC. There is space for the title  King (PC-King) and the winner gets the sitting on net. The  couples play here on the kaatsters for well known Frisian Holy Grass of It Sjûkelân. Winning the PC is  the highest star. In the “Kaatsmuseum” you can learn all about this Frisian sport.