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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
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House #2465615
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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House #785368
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Multiple rentals Bungalow #6812847
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
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Bungalow #2193156
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Chateau / Country House #513167
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Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Mobile Home #6812346
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Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
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Bungalow #6952456
5
Viewed 47 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
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Apartment #2443347
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Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
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Chalet #6788846
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Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chalet #6812273
6
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 7 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Farmhouse #1136677
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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House #2460917
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2443875
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #2088057
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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House #8180861
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #2597204
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #2115020
8
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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House #2123624
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #777546
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Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #2007426
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Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Apartment #530043
3
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8242141
Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #772202
10
Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #1970355
3
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #2020835
8
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #2199971
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Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals House #6812847
3
Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6866193
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1007570
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
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Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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House #2451382
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #2003439
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  • 1 BA
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Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #2319308
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Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #46913
10
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #2580048
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #2590548
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #2504625
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #6511957
3
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8297325
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #2262075
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #2008371
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1992518
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Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6908339
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours