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Welcome to... Heerenveen! A vibrant and well-known village in Friesland. You might be thinking, 'a village'? Absolutely! Although Drachten and Heerenveen (after the capital Leeuwarden) are the largest places in Friesland in terms of size, they did not receive city rights in the Middle Ages. Heerenveen is the oldest peat canal village in the Netherlands. This location, in the north of our small country, has a rich history and many attractions. In the center, you can enjoy shopping and cozy cafes and restaurants. Curious? Read on, as we would love to tell you more about this special village.

What to do in Heerenveen?

What to do in Heerenveen? There is much to experience for both residents and visitors in Heerenveen. Explore the history of the oldest peat canal village in the Netherlands by visiting museums, shopping, and enjoying cozy cafes and tasteful restaurants.

Museum Heerenveen

If you are interested in art and culture, visit the Museum Heerenveen. Here, you can learn more about local history and contemporary art. Discover intriguing exhibitions that bring the past to life, from the origin of the oldest peat canal village in the Netherlands to modern art and design. Whether you are a history enthusiast or just curious about the identity of Heerenveen, the Museum Heerenveen has something for everyone.

Wandering in Heerenveen

For the active ones among us, Heerenveen offers plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling in the surrounding nature areas. For example, the beautiful Abe Lenstra Park, stretching along the water and ideal for a picnic. Or the Oranjewoud, a beautiful wooded area where you can enjoy the peace and beauty of nature.


You will find not only stunning nature in Heerenveen but also excellence in sports. Visit the Thialf Stadium, one of the world's most famous ice rinks, hosting numerous international speed skating championships.
In short, the village offers a variety of activities for everyone, whether you are interested in sports, culture, or nature!

SC Heerenveen

For football enthusiasts, there is only one name that matters in Heerenveen: SC Heerenveen! This well-known Dutch football club has built a loyal fan base over the years. The club, in addition to the first team, has a youth academy from which many talented players have emerged, achieving national and international success. As one of the most popular football clubs in the Netherlands, it remains a key player in the Dutch football world and a source of pride for the city and the province of Friesland.
Interested in attending SC Heerenveen matches? Get your tickets and be welcome at the Abe Lenstra Stadium! Enjoy a fantastic atmosphere during the matches.

Dining in Heerenveen

In addition to all the fun activities, it is also possible to enjoy a delicious meal in Heerenveen. There are various well-known restaurants where you can go for a tasty lunch or dinner. For a quick bite, head to Cafetaria De Munt, offering fries, snacks, sandwiches, burgers, Turkish pizzas, and more.

Looking for more coziness? At De Buurman, you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a drink, lunch, or dinner. It is even possible to arrange a delightful High Wine, High Beer, or High Tea. Or visit Cafetaria De Greiden to grab your snacks or easily order them online.

Prefer a more luxurious and extended dining experience? Join De Lange Muur Heerenveen and indulge in an all-you-can-eat concept with 80 different dishes, including sushi, salads, tempura, soups, teppan yaki dishes, wok dishes, and finger food.

Of course, there are many more cafes and restaurants where you can score a bite to eat. Stroll through the charming center and step into somewhere new. Taste the atmosphere and enjoy this authentic and famous place in Friesland.

Staying overnight in Heerenveen?

Are you considering staying overnight in Heerenveen? At Welcome.in, you can rent a holiday home and fully enjoy the beautiful surroundings and rich history of Heerenveen. Whether you are looking for a cottage in the heart of the center or prefer a more serene environment, our extensive range allows you to make a choice that precisely meets your expectations. Check out our wide range of holiday homes.