Where to stay around Friesland?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 761 holiday lettings near Friesland. From 316 Houses to 84 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Friesland is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Friesland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Friesland. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Terschelling: 118 holiday homes
  • Municipality of Leeuwarden: 20 holiday homes
  • Ameland: 314 holiday homes
  • Sneek: 233 holiday homes
  • Vlieland: 61 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Friesland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Friesland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Friesland with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Sneek: 233 holiday lettings
  • Vlieland: 61 holiday lettings
  • Makkum: 111 holiday lettings
  • Harlingen: 110 holiday lettings
  • Heerenveen: 204 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Friesland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Friesland are:

  • Leeuwarden (LWR-Leeuwarden Air Base): 410 self catering accommodations
  • Leeuwarden Airport (LWR): 386 self catering accommodations
  • Eelde Airport (GRQ): 154 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Friesland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Friesland. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hannemahuis Museum: 350 holiday rentals
  • Bolsward Martinikerk: 442 holiday rentals
  • Landal Waterpark Sneekermeer: 530 holiday rentals
  • De Boschplaat: 152 holiday rentals
  • Centrum De Noordwester: 104 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Friesland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Friesland, Netherlands your home away from home

Friesland is in the north of the Netherlands and has a beautiful pastoral landscape and delightful coastal villages which makes it popular for holiday rentals. Friesland is well known for its boating holidays but its old waterways, lakes and coast can also be enjoyed on foot, bicycle or by car. The capital of the region is Leeuwarden, one of many delightful old market towns which provide outdoor cafés, small shops and restaurants amidst colourful hanging baskets and gardens full of flowers.

Things to Do in Friesland

Friesland and the Frisian Lakes provide a host of things to do which are water-related. Hire a boat, go sailing, paddle a kayak or canoe along the canals which have been created by peat harvesting or go fishing. Enjoy the waterbirds and wildlife which can be seen along the way. The coastal towns are ideal for touring, shopping and dining, surrounded by charming old architecture, old churches and scenic waterfront promenades. As the area is very flat, visitors can hire bicycles and explore some of the old towns on two wheels.

Along the waterways, watch the old Frisian vessels called “pramen”, now used for racing rather than transporting materials. If the weather is nice, Friesland has some fine beaches along its eastern coast.

Places to Visit in Friesland

Exploring the open farmland, and small villages around your Friesland holiday rental is a relaxing pleasure. The old town of Leeuwarden has many delights. See the leaning Cathedral, the Oldehove and the Prinsentium which is the small park which always has a show of colourful blooms. Leeuwarden also has many museums. The Ceramics Museum has a stunning collection of tiles and is located in the former home of graphic artist, M.C.Escher. The regional Fries Museum showcases local history from prehistoric times.

Harlingen is an altogether more sophisticated town. Stroll down the Voorstraat and admire the 18th century mansions. The old port offers sailing trips on the old Dutch barges, or take the ferry to one of the outlying islands for the day.

Hindeloopen is another favourite place to visit. Nestled on the seashore with its wooden footbridges over the old canals, it is a charming old town.

Weather in Friesland

Friesland has moderate temperatures all year round. Winters are fairly mild, around 5°C (41°F) during the day and just above freezing at night. Summer temperatures reach 21°C (70°F) in July and August. The area has around 5cm (2inches) of rainfall every month which may fall as drizzly showers.

Travel to Friesland

The nearest airport to your holiday home in Friesland is Schipol (AMS) Airport in Amsterdam. From there you can pick up a train or bus to Friesland. It is also easy to hire a car and drive to your Friesland holiday rental through some of the beautiful Dutch countryside.