Welcome.in... Dokkum! A city in the municipality of Friesland and ideal for those who want to experience real history. In the Frisian language, the city is described as 'smûk,' which means cozy, beautiful, and well-maintained without being too large. The liveliness in the narrow shopping streets, charming terraces, and artisanal brewery make it a delightful place to stay. Have you become curious? Then read on, we'll tell you all about it!
Old Dokkum is a city filled with historical sights. There are several hotspots that are perfect for getting to know the city well:
In addition to the beautiful history, you'll naturally want to engage in some activities. But what to do in Dokkum? You just need to put on your shoes and make a plan. Stroll along the hotspots during a city walk with a guide full of stories.
Looking for more adventure? Explore Dokkum by water! Rent a paddleboard, canoe, or enjoy a relaxing boat tour. These can be booked from April 1 to October 1. Outside the season, you can go on the water by request or on your own initiative. Keep in mind that the weather in Dokkum is similar to that of other places in the Netherlands. With a bit of luck, you can even brave the ice on the water in winter. Ice skating tours on the legendary Elfstedentocht route are then possible!
Have you filled your days with active pursuits and are craving relaxation? Then visit the museum in the heart of Dokkum's historic center. This museum offers a unique view of 2000 years of culture in Northeast Friesland, with special attention to Bonifatius. Admire old utensils, folk art, paintings, and Frisian pottery.
In the heart of Dokkum, at Brouwerij Dockum, artisanal specialty beers are brewed in the midst of their own tasting room. Here, flavorful dishes are paired with the best specialty beers from Kâld Kletske and Bonifatius. From tours and brewing your own beer to tastings and business meetings, Brouwerij Dockum accommodates every occasion.
Dokkum is known for its excellent shopping opportunities. As a true shopping city, it offers everything you need for your outfit, household items, or accessories. If you're in town only on the weekend, no problem. Every first Sunday of the month is a shopping Sunday!
Bringing along younger company? Then visit Tolhuisbad, Dokkum's swimming pool. This pool offers both sports activities and relaxation for everyone. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned enthusiast, everyone can exercise and unwind at Tolhuisbad Dokkum. Moreover, this pool is also suitable for people with disabilities.
After all those busy activities, it's time to enjoy a nice meal out in Dokkum. From snack bars to fine restaurants, there's something for everyone.
Stop by Cafetaria De Lantaarn for a quick bite and savor delicious potato slices, croquettes, or half a chicken.
Prefer a glass of wine? Then Stadscafé Artisante is the place for you! In this trendy and cozy establishment, you can taste the informal and Mediterranean atmosphere. It's a beautiful corner building where you can relax and enjoy dishes and fine wines.
A beer lover? At De Halve Maan, you're welcome seven days a week for a delicious lunch or a tasty dinner. This historic building was used as a brewery called "Het Half Maentie" in the 17th century. In addition to delicious dishes, they also have a wide selection of (special) beers. You'll feel right at home.
Are you completely convinced after reading all this information and would you like to rent a vacation home in Dokkum? You can! At Welcome.in, we have an extensive selection to find accommodation that suits your and your party's wishes perfectly. Whether you want to stay in the city center or prefer something outside, it's all possible. Take a look at our vacation home offerings in Dokkum quickly.
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