Town of Monuments at Sea
Harlingen boasts more than 500 monuments, which is, on average, the most monuments per inhabitant. Come over and discover these treasuries from the past yourself.
Bordering the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site, Harlingen is the only Frisian seaport. Compact in size, but still one of the towns in the Netherlands with the highest monument density per capita. Go on a voyage of discovery through beautiful warehouses, view the beautiful facades, stroll along lively inland ports, through atmospheric streets or through one of the dozens of alleys in Harlingen.
Everyone who walks through Harlingen, experiences its illustrious maritime and trading history. The beautiful monumental buildings explicitly contribute to the special ambiance of the only Frisian seaport town.More about our monuments
Harlingen has a centuries-long tradition of pottery and tile work and played a pioneering role for Makkum and Bolsward. Traditional pottery and tile work are still being produced in Harlingen.
Experience the rich, historical past of Harlingen at the municipal museum Het Hannemahuis, including art, silverwork, pottery, literature, and an old jenever distillery. Splendour and grandeur in one of the first houses in the Harlinger town centre.
Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
Harlingen is located on the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an area of more than 10,000 square kilometres, the Wadden Sea Region is the largest contiguous wetland on earth. A treasury that was created around 7,000 years ago in an area where the tides reign.