Ports and Fishery
Harlingen is one of the Netherlands’ oldest seaports and the only port town in Friesland. As early in the 12th century, canals were already dug for the sea trade. Much of the trade took place with Scandinavian countries and Baltic States. And nowadays, timber, fish, and salt are still products that are shipped.
De Nieuwe Willemshaven
De Nieuwe Willemshaven is THE place for a special mix of the nautical past and contemporary industry, accessible for a wide audience. Stay the night in a hopper or a crane, experience traditional shipbuilding at the Willem Barentz or meet up with a delicious Harlingen beer from the Brouwdok.More about the Nieuwe Willemshaven
Until 1795, ships, boats, and vessels of Frisian Fleet occupied the Zuiderhaven. Nowadays, the port offers room for rowing boats, yachts, and charter vessels of the Brown Fleet.More about the Zuiderhaven
The many warehouses with names of the trading towns refer to the rich, historical past of Harlingen. The tidal port is now an attractive mooring place for luxury yachts and sailing ships.More about the Noorderhaven
There is always room for passers-by in the port of the Harlinger Water Sports Association (Harlinger Watersportvereniging, HWSV). The port offers a sheltered area with all amenities. Despite the large crowds on some days, you will find the peace, comfort, and cosiness you are looking for. The marina is directly accessible via the Van Harinxmakanaal.More about this marina