Harlingen, Treasury for Naval Heroes
Find all your inspiration for a visit to Harlingen here. Will we see you soon?Visit Harlingen
Do you come to Harlingen? Great! There is so much to see and to do in the town and its surroundings. To give you an impression of all activities and events, you can find an overview below. And we show you the most beautiful overnight accommodations. We love to see you in Harlingen soon!Visit Harlingen
Harlingen, Friesland’s only seaport town. Where land and sea meet. A town with two faces. Raw and tough by its illustrious nautical past, the rich industries, and old crafts.Stories
There is much to do and to discover in Harlingen. Here you will find all activities, sights, and attractions.Highlights
You can spend the night in Harlingen at various hotels or bed and breakfasts. Some typical harbor accommodations also offer a surprising stay. On this page we introduce you to the best accommodation options to spend the night in Harlingen.Stay overnight
Harlingen Welcome at Sea
Bordering the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site, Harlingen is a tough magnet for those who love the wind and the water, but just as attractive for lovers of a glorious, nautical past. Go on a voyage of discovery through beautiful warehouses, view the beautiful facades, stroll along lively inland ports and through atmospheric streets. Here you will find all your inspiration for a visit to Harlingen, one of the oldest seaport cities in the Netherlands and the most beautiful city in Friesland.
Cultural hotspot in the port
A very special mix of the nautical past and contemporary industry. Stay the night in a port crane or drink a home-brewed beer at the Brouwdok.
Highlights - Welcome to Harlingen
Discover the Harlinger Pottery and Tiles Factory
Visit the Hannemahuis
Discover the Willem Barentsz Expedition Ship
Join the Brown Fleet
Explore the old city center
Seaport City of Friesland
Harlingen is the town of naval heroes and treasuries. You can find the naval heroes in the ports, at the beach, and on the water. They fight the elements and discover new destinations. When you walk through the retaining wall [“keermuur”] you will find the town’s treasuries, such as the magnificent Noorderhaven with its monuments, the Frisian Blue potteries, the lovely shops and boutiques, and the nice restaurants.
True seamen that defy weather and wind to fish, trade, or travel the world. For centuries, Harlingen has been the only seaport in Friesland that served as the base for proud sailors, which is reflected throughout the entire town. Discover our heroes of the sea or become one yourself.Meet our Naval Heroes
Nowhere else in Europe you will find so many carefully restored monuments located on a comparable number of square meters, recalling a lively past of merchant and trade. Only in Harlingen. Majestic warehouses, beautiful patrician houses, lively inland ports, canals, and bridges colour the town centre. Add to that a lively range of shops, a museum and a selection of bars, restaurants, and nice terraces and you have every reason to see and experience Harlingen.More on our Treasuries
City center of Harlingen
Did you know that Harlingen has one of the oldest city centers of the Netherlands? On your journey, you'll find beautiful warehouses with wonderful facades. Enjoy a stroll through the vivid inner harbours and the atmospheric streets. The historic city center of Harlingen has a lot to offer: from cozy cafes and great shops, to speciality shops.Discover the city center of Harlingen