Naval Heroes

Harlingen is a magnet for the ones that love the wind and the water, the nature, and the interaction of the elements. The sea inspires to go on a new adventure. The sea inspires to go out and explore. What will your story be? Discover it in Harlingen.

Brown Fleet

Harlingen is home to the largest Brown Fleet [“Bruine Vloot”] in The Netherlands. The historic ships show a unique decor in the Harlingen town centre and still sail out weekly for new adventures on the water. Do you come on board? 

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Ports & fishery

In Harlingen, life on and near the sea has always played an important role and has always been of great value for the position of the Frisian port town.

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Harlinger naval heroes from the past