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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.

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    Excellent! 4.4/5
    (5 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #2460917
    5
    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #2443347
      3
      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        House #508186
        6
          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          Villa #1031001
          4
            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 10
            House #785368
            4
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #1079587
              1
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (7 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #2020835
                7
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (7 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #2443875
                  7
                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (17 reviews)
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                    • 7 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 16
                    Farmhouse #1136677
                    17
                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (6 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #771966
                      6
                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #6831486
                        4
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #2338570
                          2
                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 12
                            Villa #6511957
                            1
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #2513924
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #1992518
                                1
                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  Villa #1970355
                                  1
                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (15 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #2088057
                                    15
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #1007570
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        House #6789940
                                        4
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #2123624
                                          1
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals House #2319308
                                            4
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Multiple rentals House #6812847
                                              2
                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Multiple rentals Bungalow #6812847
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                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #1111958
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #6737580
                                                    3
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (24 reviews)
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      House #1273930
                                                      24
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Chalet #6812273
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Mobile Home #6812346
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Apartment #2535504
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #2115020
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #2465615
                                                                4
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Bungalow #2193156
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                    (24 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #1240420
                                                                    24
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Chalet #6788846
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
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                                                                          • Studio
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
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                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
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                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #2400002
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                House #2262075
                                                                                14
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #2504625
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #513167
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #6866193
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        House #2520552
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #1240495
                                                                                          5
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #772202
                                                                                            4
                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Apartment #6472516
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #2397633
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                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  Villa #2513923
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #2371187
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Great location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The property is in a great location over looking the lake and it is well equipped although you do need to bring sheets and towels. The village is lovely with a number of very reasonably priced and good places to eat. Beware the property has steep narrow staircases and wind can really blow off IJsselmeer
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    We enjoyed staying in this cozy home on the canal. The little town was very scen ...

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We enjoyed staying in this cozy home on the canal. The little town was very scenic, and everyone made us feel welcomed - from the caretakers to the shop keepers. Our kids loved watching the boats go by, feeding the ducks and visiting the farm at the local toy museum.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2016