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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.

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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.