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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.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (9 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #2465615
    9
    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (11 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 10
      House #785368
      11
      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Multiple rentals Bungalow #6812847
        7
        Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.4/5
          (7 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Bungalow #2193156
          7
          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (19 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 10
            Chateau / Country House #513167
            19
            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 5
              Mobile Home #6812346
              4
              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (6 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #1111958
                6
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (5 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Chalet #6812273
                  5
                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Bungalow #6952456
                    5
                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #2443347
                      4
                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Chalet #6788846
                        2
                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (23 reviews)
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                          • 7 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 16
                          Farmhouse #1136677
                          23
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                            (8 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            House #2460917
                            8
                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (29 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #22329
                              29
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (11 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #2443875
                                11
                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (16 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  House #2088057
                                  16
                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    House #8180861
                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Bungalow #2597204
                                      3
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                        (8 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #2115020
                                        8
                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #2123624
                                          4
                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            House #6789940
                                            4
                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (39 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #777546
                                              39
                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Very Good! 4/5
                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #2007426
                                                7
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #530043
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #772202
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #2020835
                                                      8
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (12 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Bungalow #2199971
                                                        12
                                                        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Multiple rentals House #6812847
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #6866193
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1007570
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Villa #8242141
                                                                    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #2003439
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #2319308
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #46913
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Bungalow #2580048
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Bungalow #2590548
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #2451382
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                    Villa #1970355
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #2504625
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        Villa #6511957
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Apartment #2320431
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8297325
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                House #2262075
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #2008371
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #1992518
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #6908339
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours