Surrounding

Discover the Southwest region of Friesland

Southwest Friesland is a unique area in the Netherlands. In Friesland, they say “Fryslân do libbest!” (Friesland you live!). Through this information, we want to introduce you to the vibrant life of the region of South-West Friesland. It is a unique environment, perhaps one of the most remarkable parts of Friesland or even of the whole of the Netherlands. For where can one find lakes, forests and many historical memories in such a small area?

By boat, it is possible to make wonderful trips through the canals and the picturesque towns of South-West Frieslandlands discover Hindeloopen, for example. Or discover the fairytale nature reserve the Wyldemerk by boat. Did you know that it is also home to the only dragonfly sanctuary in Europe?

Would you rather go out by bike? Then the south-western corner of Friesland is also ideal. Several winding cycle paths take you along lakes, through various water sports towns, such as Heeg or Woudsend. And the forest areas of Gaasterland are also great for exploring by bike.

Rent a boat or bike at De Kuilart or go on foot through the Frisian countryside and discover for yourself how beautiful Friesland lives! Curious about the sights then check out the tips for trips Friesland or read more about the Frisian Eleven Cities.