Harlingen is a lively city, bustling with activity.
It has lots of cosy cafes, terraces, restaurants, shops, museums and art galleries. This Frisian harbour city also has a rich trading history. Over 600 listed monuments make the city centre a lovely place to visit. Harlingen has dynamic outer harbours, beautiful inner harbours, and is criss-crossed by moats and canals.
What's more, Harlingen is also located on the World Heritage Wadden Sea, has a beach and the unique Wadden Islands of Vlieland and Terschelling are only a short ferry trip away. The area around Harlingen is dotted with beautiful old Dutch villages and towns. The vast estates with mounds and dykes are great for cycling and walking.