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Stavoren (Starum)

Discover Elfstedenstad Stavoren and its surroundings

Stavoren (or Starum as we say in Friesland) is very much the main city of the IJsselmeer, being enclosed by the lake on three sides. It …

Discover Elfstedenstad Stavoren and its surroundings

Stavoren (or Starum as we say in Friesland) is very much the main city of the IJsselmeer, being enclosed by the lake on three sides. It is also the oldest city of Friesland, founded around 300 BC at a waterway, and gaining city rights in the 11th century. On sailing into Stavoren harbour, you'll be immediately welcomed by the Lady of Stavoren. This water sports city has much more to offer. Walk down to the fishing port, enjoy the views from the dike, sample some fish at the fountain, take a dip in the lake and enjoy the warmth of the sun on the beach or at one of the pavement caf├ęs. During the summer season, you can make a lovely trip on the ferry between Enkhuizen and Stavoren. Discover more about Stavoren below and where to go in the Stavoren area for the most beautiful routes, nature reserves and surrounding villages. Are you also coming to discover Stavoren?

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