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Welcome to... Harlingen! A beautiful historic city in Friesland. Did you know that this city is one of the oldest seaport cities in the Netherlands? Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culinary connoisseur, or just looking to relax, you can do it all here. Do you want to know more about what else you can experience? Keep reading. We'll tell you all about it!

Where is Harlingen?

For those wondering, "Where is Harlingen, anyway?" - this city is located on the northwest coast of the Netherlands. Thanks to various transportation options, Harlingen is easily accessible, making it a perfect destination for both a weekend getaway and a longer stay.
Curious about the current weather and lively harbor activities? You can view real-time images anytime via the Harlingen webcam. This is available year-round!

What to do in Harlingen?

What to do in Harlingen? In this city, there's something for everyone. Take a walk along the expansive beaches, admire the historical architecture as you stroll through the streets, or visit one of the many museums in the city.

Explore historical architecture

For example, step inside the Hannemahuis. Here, you'll find temporary exhibitions on historical themes and contemporary visual arts. Experience the rich history and art scene of the city as you wander through this charming museum.

Discover landmarks

In addition to these activities, Harlingen also has some landmarks to explore. The city has one of the highest monument densities in the Netherlands. It is the first Frisian monument city. Whether you're interested in art, history, or just want to enjoy the local atmosphere, there's something for everyone.

Sail to Terschelling or Vlieland

Done with the mainland? Quickly board the 'Watertaxi De Bazuin' and sail towards Terschelling or Vlieland to experience a unique adventure there as well. Enjoy a relaxing and picturesque journey over the water and discover even more beautiful places in the vicinity of Harlingen.

City walk in Harlingen

Prefer to stay on solid ground but not sure where to go? Then, Harlingen is the ideal destination. This city serves as an open-air museum with more than 500 monumental buildings reflecting its rich history. You can leisurely stroll through the city and discover the many landmarks. There are also various city walks available, both for self-explorers and those who prefer guided exploration. This way, you can authentically experience the charming and historical beauty of Harlingen.

Dining in Harlingen

In addition to all the activities, it's also possible to dine out in Harlingen. The city offers a diverse selection of eateries, ranging from cozy cafes to restaurants overlooking the harbor.

Café Nooitgedacht

Indulge in fresh dishes at Café Nooitgedacht and enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a hearty lunch, a cheese platter, or a good dinner.

Restaurant De Reus

Step inside Restaurant De Reus and enjoy homemade pastries, an extensive lunch, a royal dinner, or simply a nice drink in this beautiful monumental building. It's also possible to relax in the amazing courtyard. In short, there are plenty of locations to dine with the whole party.

Vacation home in Harlingen

Thinking about staying overnight or even longer in Harlingen? At Welcome.in, you can rent a vacation home in Harlingen and enjoy the beautiful history and surroundings of Friesland. Whether you're looking for a cottage in the bustling center or prefer something outside the hustle and bustle, Welcome.in has got you covered. Thanks to our wide range, you can find exactly the spot that meets your expectations.