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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (8 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    House #785368
    8
    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Multiple rentals Bungalow #6812847
      4
      Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (18 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 10
        Chateau / Country House #513167
        18
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Chalet #6812273
          3
          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (5 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            Villa #1031001
            5
            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (8 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #2465615
              8
              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (7 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Bungalow #2193156
                7
                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Mobile Home #6812346
                  2
                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (20 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 7 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 16
                    Farmhouse #1136677
                    20
                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Chalet #6788846
                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Bungalow #6952456
                        3
                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (4 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #2443347
                          4
                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (7 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #2020835
                            7
                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (29 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #22329
                              29
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #2123624
                                3
                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (10 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #2443875
                                  10
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (7 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #2115020
                                    7
                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (3 reviews)
                                      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
                                        (9 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilets
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #772202
                                        9
                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                          (4 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          House #6789940
                                          4
                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Bungalow #2597204
                                            1
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (38 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #777546
                                              38
                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (15 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #2088057
                                                15
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #2008371
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Multiple rentals House #6812847
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #6866193
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            House #2007426
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #2451382
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #2460917
                                                                8
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #516083
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Bungalow #2199971
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Bungalow #2590548
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Villa #1007570
                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          Villa #1970355
                                                                          2
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #2262075
                                                                            15
                                                                            Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Bungalow #2580048
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #33572
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #2504625
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Apartment #2320431
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #1992518
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        House #6737580
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #6908339
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #2319308
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #46913
                                                                                              9
                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                Villa #6511957
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  House #8180861
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #2513924
                                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Villa #6831486
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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