FUN ON THE WATER, AND PRETTY TOWNS TO EXPLORE.
Big skies, compact and cosy cities and outdoor-loving by nature, Friesland is where the Netherlands lets off steam and recharges its spirits. If you’re looking for characterful towns, soft sands and acres of pristine coastal forests and cycle trails: you’ve just found your new favourite destination.
It’s a relatively hidden corner of the Netherlands too, so don’t expect big crowds on the beach, even on the sunniest of days (of which there are plenty). Think more small-town bustle in the region’s colourful resorts and villages, and lots of opportunities to hike, sail, horse-ride or cycle through its patchwork of idyllic countryside.